HSFB: Lowco First Down — Week 9

Three Lowco area teams wrapped up region titles, while others moved a step closer to clinching first-round home games in the playoffs during an exciting Week 9 of the high school football season.

We’ll have full recaps and multimedia content coming throughout the weekend, but here’s your first look at the action from around the Lowco in Week 9 with the Lowco First Down.

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May River 34, Colleton County 3: Garvin Douglas rushed for four touchdowns and Cam Scott added one as the Sharks steamrolled the Cougars to clinch the Region 7-4A title. 

Beaufort High 45, Bluffton 12: Tyler Haley and Zyrin Odom hooked up for three TDs through the air, and Haley added a rushing score as the Eagles routed the Bobcats on the road to wrap up the No. 2 seed from Region 7-4A.

James Island 28, Hilton Head High 7: The Trojans’ defense continued its strong play, holding the Seahawks without an offensive touchdown, and Hilton Head also lost star Jaylen Sneed to an injury in the second half. 


Lake Marion 50, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 12: The Jaguars couldn’t slow down the Gators’ offense, leaving them in need of a win over top-10 opponent Philip Simmons next week to earn a playoff spot.


Whale Branch 42, Allendale-Fairfax 0: Joseph Hicks scored five rushing touchdowns and Jakhi Pusha threw a TD pass to Ja’Darius Garrett, and the Warriors’ defense posted its third shutout of the season in the regular-season finale.


Hilton Head Christian Academy 35, Beaufort Academy 6: Jace Blackshear ran for two TDs, and the Junkyard Dog defense produced two touchdowns as HHCA pulled away after halftime to clinch the SCISA Region 1-2A title. 

John Paul II 24, Hilton Head Prep 10: Christian Tilton threw two TD passes and rushed for a score, and Jackson Ogden added rushing and receiving scores, and the Golden Warriors pitched a shutout after halftime for a big region win.


Thomas Heyward 45, Bethesda Academy 0: Tony Obanner took the opening kickoff to the house and added two rushing TDs and an interception — all before halftime — as the Rebels routed the Blazers on the road to wrap up the region crown.

Colleton Prep 31, Greenwood Christian 14: Drew Murdaugh and Cole Davis hooked up for two TD passes, and each added a rushing score to lead the War Hawks to a big road win that clinched a playoff berth.

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