We’ll have full recaps and multimedia coverage from around the Lowco throughout the weekend, but here’s your first look at the local high school football action in SCHSL Week 5 and SCISA Week 9.
SCHSL Week 5
Beaufort High 55, Colleton County 0: Amariee Morris rushed for 137 yards and two TDs, and Tyler Haley passed for 261 yards and two TDs as the Eagles rolled to a big win to clinch the Region 7-4A title.
Battery Creek 40, North Charleston 0: The Dolphins dominated all three areas of the game in a Homecoming rout of the Cougars, as Dreshaun Brown accounted for two defensive touchdowns and Jaeon Allen took a kickoff to the house to help Creek snap a three-game skid.
Whale Branch 69, Charleston Math & Science 0 (Thursday): Joseph Hicks rushed for a touchdown and returned a fumble for a TD, Jaylen Reeves threw a TD pass and returned a punt for a score, and Keith Chisholm added two TDs to help the Warriors build a 49-0 lead after one quarter before handing things over to the reserves.
James Island 28, Bluffton 0 (Thursday): The Bobcats couldn’t get anything going on offense against the Trojans, who pulled away in the second half.
SCISA Week 9
Hilton Head Prep 29, John Paul II 22: Carson King rushed for 160 yards and three TDs, and Tommy Stauffer added 157 yards on the ground and caught a TD pass to lead the Dolphins to a huge region win over the Golden Warriors despite three TD passes from Jeremiah Young, including a pair to Jackson Ogden.
Hilton Head Christian Academy 56, Beaufort Academy 34: Jace Blackshear accounted for six touchdowns (two passing, two receiving, two rushing) and Cameron Strickland caught three TD passes and added an interception and a fumble recovery on defense to lead HHCA to a shootout win on the road despite three rushing TDs from Ja’Sean Lawson.
Thomas Heyward 40, Bethesda Academy 7: JR Patterson rushed for 237 yards and two TDs, Peyton Bennett threw two TD passes, and Dietrich Shuford rushed for 131 yards and a TD on just six carries to lead the Rebels to a blowout win in a rematch of last year’s SCISA 1A state title game.