There will be no calm before the storm. Week 5 of the high school football season just wrapped, and Week 6 is coming fast, with Hurricane Ian on its heels (maybe). So here’s your quick hit look at Week 5 in a nutshell before we hit the ground running to get Week 6 in the books before it gets wet and windy.
We’re running a solid day behind thanks to another travel baseball weekend for La Familia Lowco, so bear with us while we balance getting Week 5 content posted with rushing to get Week 6 preview material out. Calm before the storm? LOL. Here’s our first step toward getting you caught up — it’s Lowco First Down.
Beaufort 55, Bluffton 23
Kacy Fields followed up his LowcoSports Player of the Week performance a week ago with an even bigger game Friday, rushing for 341 yards and five touchdowns on 30 carries to power the Eagles to a home win. Samari Bonds was 10-of-15 for 150 yards and connected with Colton Phares five times for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Max Vonhohenstraeten threw a TD pass to Jaylin Linder, who had five grabs for 102 yards for the Bobcats, while Eitan Golfphin added a rushing TD, and Trace Hilaman connected with Jahiem Dobson for a 70-yard scoring strike.
Week 6: Beaufort (4-1) vs. Philip Simmons, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Bluffton (2-3) at HHIHS, 7 p.m. Wednesday
Battery Creek 19, Whale Branch 13
Damien Freeman and Jeremiah Mceachin powered the Dolphins’ ground game and a resurgent defense slowed down a high-powered Warriors offense to give Creek a thrilling win in its debut in a beautifully renovated stadium. Mceachin rushed for 88 yards and 2 TDs on 14 carries and Freeman added 84 yards and a TD on 15 carries and two receptions for 40 yards, while Leroy Tyus anchored a late defensive stand and Ty Mitchell added six tackles and a key interception. Jakhi Pusha threw TD passes to Keith Chisholm and Davon Evans for Whale Branch, but the Warriors were limited to 45 yards on 19 rushes.
Week 6: BCHS (2-4) vs. North Charleston; WB (3-2) vs. Bethune-Bowman
Cane Bay 21, May River 0
The Sharks’ defense kept them in it for most of the night, but the offense stalled in a homecoming loss to the Class 5A Cobras. Tanner Macy and Jaiden Jones each rushed for 48 yards, and Macy was 16-of-23 for 96 yards. Thomas Raisch, Peter Hughes, Tyquan Calloway, and Darrion Perry each had eight tackles, and Raisch and Perry each blocked a kick to help keep May River within striking distance, but the Sharks struggled to find the end zone for the second straight game.
Week 6: MRHS (1-4) vs. Lucy Beckham, 7 p.m. Wednesday
Woodland 49, Colleton County 9
Mykeem Gant and Cam Bryant hooked up for a 65-yard touchdown pass but the Wolverines shredded the Cougars with their dynamic, balanced offense. Woodland raced to a 21-0 lead before Gant and the Cougars struck back, but Colleton County couldn’t get a stop and only mustered a field goal after halftime.
Week 6: Colleton County (1-4) vs. James Island, 7 p.m. Wednesday
Bamberg-Ehrhardt 9, Wade Hampton 7
The Red Raiders put together a scoring drive on their opening series and added a field goal just before halftime and made it stand up with an outstanding defensive effort to stymie a strong Red Devils attack. Zion Dobson managed 43 yards and a TD on 12 carries and caught three passes for 23 yards for Wade Hampton.
Week 6: WH (4-2) vs. Ridgeland, TBD
HHCA 43, Beaufort Academy 34
Dylan Clark could not be stopped down the stretch, as the junior passed for 278 yards and three TDs and rushed for 129 yards and two late scores to seal a thrilling win for HHCA and hand BA its first defeat. Gage Zatalokin caught five passes for 145 yards and a touchdown and Morgan Bedenbaugh and Harrison Arnholt also reeled in TD passes for HHCA, which trailed 20-14 at halftime before Chaz Brigstock’s 91-yard kick return touchdown set off a big second half. Braydon Dineen threw TD passes to Jaxen Porter and Te’Shaun Heyward, and Devonte Green had two rushing TDs and Porter added one for BA.
Week 6: HHCA (3-2) at First Baptist, 7:30 p.m. Friday; BA (3-1) vs. Palmetto Christian, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Thomas Heyward 45, Andrew Jackson Academy 20
The Rebels struggled to secure the ball in the first half, losing two turnovers and an onside kick as the Warriors stayed within 14-6 going to halftime, but Anthony Fripp got on track in the second half and took over behind Thomas Heyward’s offensive line to help the Rebels pull away. Fripp scored four rushing touchdowns and returned a fumble for a score.
Week 6: THA (5-0) vs. Dillon Christian, TBD
Pee Dee Academy 40, Hilton Head Prep 14
The Dolphins couldn’t slow down a powerful Pee Dee attack as Hudson Spivey passed for 240 yards and four TDs and the Eagles rolled up a 40-0 halftime lead, but HHP’s youth provided some highlights. Jake Sheehan recorded five tackles (two for loss) while fellow sophomore Jason Braymiller had a 79-yard touchdown run and freshman Davis Cargill scored on an 11-yard run.
Week 6: HHP (0-5) at Florence Christian, postponed
Florence Christian 35, John Paul II 16
Christian Tilton rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and threw a TD pass to Jackson Ogden, but the visiting Eagles picked off Tilton twice and Juels and Juw-el Huntley powered Florence Christian’s wishbone attack to control the clock and close it out. Tilton also had a touchdown called back, led the defense with nine tackles (four for loss) and blocked an extra point, while Sebastian Slusne had 11 tackles and Sam Rembold added nine.
Week 6: JPII (2-3) vs. Cardinal Newman, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Lee Academy 60, Cross 34
The Stingrays put up a fight against the undefeated Cavaliers, scoring their first points as a varsity squad and scoring them in bunches, but they couldn’t slow down Lee’s strong offense.
Week 6: Cross (0-6) idle
Colleton Prep 48, Spartanburg Christian 14
Cole Davis ran for 133 yards and two TDs and passed for another 133 yards and two more TDs as Colleton Prep rolled to 6-0. Caleb Davis ran for 90 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, and Hayden Williams was efficient on the ground with 110 yards on just six touches. Caden Crosby continued his dynamite season at wideout with a pair of touchdown receptions and returned a punt to the end zone on special teams while making five tackles on defense. Noah Catterton anchored another strong defensive showing, recording 8.5 tackles while Gus Warren added 7.5 stops.
Week 6: CPA (6-0) at Greenwood Christian, TBD
Patrick Henry 22, Clarendon Hall 16
Mikell Tucker Mathis connected with Liam Peeples for a go-ahead 32-yard score with under a minute to play, and the Patriots pulled out a wild win over longtime rival Clarendon Hall in Patrick Henry’s 50th homecoming game. After a bad snap inside the Clarendon Hall 5 turned the ball over to the Saints, Cohen Freeman forced a fumble and Hance McCrary jumped on the loose ball to set up the game-winning score. Peeples fittingly sealed the game with an interception on a Clarendon Hall desperation pass with one second left.
Week 6: PHA (4-2) at The King’s Academy, 6:30 p.m. Thursday
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