Another week of high school football is in the books, and we had a full slate including three Lowco-on-Lowco clashes. Here’s a look at all the action that took place around the Lowco on Friday and Saturday.
Whale Branch, Beaufort, and Wade Hampton all knocked off Lowco rivals, while Colleton Prep, Thomas Heyward, John Paul II, and Holy Trinity all picked up dubs.
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Whale Branch 48, Ridgeland 14
The Warriors’ defense turned in another strong effort, allowing only one offensive touchdown and torching the Jaguars through the air and on the ground with Jakhi Pusha hitting JaDarius Garrett for a pair of long TD passes and Keith Chisholm for another in the first half as the Warriors built a 35-6 halftime lead and cruised to a 2-0 start. Garrett and Alonzo Allen also scored first-half rushing TDs, and Davon Evans added rushing and receiving TDs after halftime for the Warriors. Jayvon Grant returned a kickoff for a TD and Jaquise Johnson added a second-half rushing TD for the Jaguars.
WEEK 3: Whale Branch (2-0) at Baptist Hill; Ridgeland (0-3) vs. May River
Beaufort 24, Hilton Head 7
The Eagles finally got their home opener in and routed a short-handed Seahawks team in an abbreviated contest. The teams agreed to a running clock and eight-minute quarters in the second half if the spread reached 21 points after 26 players and four coaches on the HHIHS roster were down with the flu at some point last week, and the Seahawks didn’t have enough firepower to hang with a strong Beaufort squad, which blitzed to a quick 21-0 lead and rolled to a comfortable win. Colton Phares and Caleb Ulmer scored rushing TDs, and Samari Bonds hit Kacy Fields for a TD for the Eagles, while Owen Bayes scored on the ground for HHIHS.
WEEK 3: Beaufort (1-1) vs. Goose Creek; HHIHS (1-2) at Wilson
Wade Hampton 29, Estill 26
The Red Devils held off the Gators in the most competitive installment of this Hampton County rivalry in recent memory — and the last one for the foreseeable future. The schools will be consolidated next year and form the Hampton Hurricanes, and most of the stars of Friday night’s thriller will be teammates in 2024. Zion Dobson rushed for 110 yards and 2 TDs on 16 carries and added a 60-yard TD reception to help the Red Devils hold off the Gators, who were led by Jamil Bobean (14-102 rush, 2 TDs) and Xaviar Garvin (2 pass TDs, rush TD).
WEEK 3: Wade Hampton (3-0) at CA Johnson; Estill (2-1) vs. Edisto
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Colleton Prep 53, Branchville 22
The Davis brothers put up huge numbers as the War Hawks rolled up 470 total yards and crushed the Yellowjackets to improve to 3-0. Quarterback Cole Davis rushed 11 times for 174 yards and 2 TDs and tossed a pair of TD passes, and Caleb Davis tacked on 149 yards and 2 TDs on 18 carries for Colleton Prep. Walker Bryan excelled on both sides of the ball with a 52-yard TD reception, a 12-yard TD run, and an interception, four tackles, and two pass breakups on defense, and Raleigh Obenaus had a team-high nine tackles.
WEEK 3: Colleton Prep (3-0) at Cross (0-3)
Thomas Heyward 42, Northwood 0
Anthony Fripp carried the load with 103 yards and 4 TDs on just 10 carries as the Rebels rolled up a 42-0 halftime lead and cruised to an easy road win. Nicholas Robinson added 97 yards and a TD on 12 carries, and Dietrich Shuford was 6-for-10 for 88 yards with a TD strike to Cuter Williams and rushed for 71 yards on five carries. Tyshon Mansell snagged two passes for 56 yards for THA, which plays its home opener next week.
WEEK 3: THA (2-0) vs. St. John’s Christian
John Paul II 46, St. Andrew’s 25
The Golden Warriors scored just before halftime to take an 18-12 lead, then put up 20 points in the third quarter and tacked on a touchdown early in the fourth to pull away for a convincing win Saturday morning. Jackson Ogden had a monster game with six touchdowns, hauling in 10 passes for 155 yards and 2 TDs and rushing for 69 yards and 4 scores on 18 carries — and he added a pair of 2-point conversions to total 40 of JPII’s 46 points. Christian Tilton completed 13 of 17 passes for 206 yards and 2 TDs and rushed for 68 yards on 13 carries, and Tony Hill added 98 yards and a TD on 16 attempts.
WEEK 3: JPII (1-1) at Memorial Day
White Knoll 35, Colleton Co. 14
The Cougars fell behind early on the road and couldn’t close the gap against one of the last remaining undefeated teams in Class 5A. The Timberwolves built a 35-0 halftime lead behind three TDs from Jesse Ross (2 rush, 1 rec) and rushing and receiving scores from Jaiden Kimble. Colleton’s Mykeem Gant threw long touchdown passes to Dorian Stephens and Shawn Winfield in the second half.
WEEK 3: Colleton County (0-2) vs. Ashley Ridge
Woodland 50, Bluffton 31
The Bobcats couldn’t keep pace with the Wolverines and dynamic dual-threat QB Suderian Harrison in a tough road loss Friday. Roderick Buxton scored a pair of rushing TDs, Eitan Golfphin added a TD on the ground, and Max Vonhohenstraeten and Jaylin Linder hooked up for a TD pass for the Bobcats, who get a week off before hosting Battery Creek on Sept. 16.
WEEK 3: Bluffton (1-2) idle
Calhoun Co. 32, Battery Creek 23
The Dolphins racked up yardage on the ground but couldn’t come up with enough stops to pull out the road win Friday night. Jeremiah Mceachin rushed for 148 yards and 2 TDs on 17 carries, Damien Freeman added 85 yards on 22 carries, and Nate Gallego snagged two TD passes totaling 65 yards to go with six tackles and an interception on defense for Creek, which opens its renovated stadium next Friday.
WEEK 3: Battery Creek (1-2) vs. Savannah Christian
Lee Acad. 40, Patrick Henry 19
The upstart Patriots were humbled by the back-to-back SCISA 1A state runners-up on the road, as the Cavaliers built a 25-0 lead after one quarter and sent a scrappy Patrick Henry team to its first loss. Hunter Cook got the Patriots on the board in the first half, Hugh Fairey connected with twin brother Forest Fairey for a 58-yard TD pass, and Diego Santana added a TD run for Patrick Henry.
WEEK 3: Patrick Henry (2-1) vs. Calhoun Academy
Andrew Jackson Academy 62, Cross 0
The adversity continued for the Stingrays in their first season of varsity football, as former SCISA 8-Man dynasty Andrew Jackson Academy crushed Cross at home on Friday.
WEEK 3: Cross (0-3) vs. Colleton Prep
Holy Trinity 34, Charleston Collegiate 6
Ashton Stacks scored three TDs, including a 100-yard pick-6, and Barnes Gooding and Carson Hurst each added rushing TDs for the Mighty Lions, who beat the Sundevils for the second time in three weeks. Jayden Davis recovered a fumble and Gray Chumney had an interception in a dominant defensive effort for Holy Trinity.
UP NEXT: Holy Trinity (2-1) idle
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