It was a busy Friday night in the Lowco, and Week 7 of the high school football season isn’t even over yet, as Beaufort and Battery Creek renew their crosstown rivalry a high noon Saturday.
Here’s your first look at the action from around the Lowco on Friday night, and we’ll have more in-depth coverage coming over the next few days. In the meantime, you can get all the vital details and catch the highlights from several area games by watching the replay of Lowco Pigskin Live – and be sure to join us, well … live, next Friday at 11:15 p.m.!
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Estill 28, Whale Branch 7: Kavon Chisolm’s scoop-and-score set the tone for a dominant showing from the Gators’ defense, and Jamaris Miller, Xaviar Garvin, and Angelo Lewis all had TD runs for fifth-ranked Estill, which took control of the Region 7-1A title race. Keith Chisholm had a 72-yard TD run and an interception for the Warriors.
Week 8: EST (6-1, 2-0) at Branchville; WB (4-3, 1-1) at Allendale-Fairfax
Hilton Head High 19, Colleton County 0: Troy Timko rushed for 158 yards and a TD on 24 carries and KJ Holland added a rushing TD for the Seahawks. Chris Marable led the shutout effort from the defense with five tackles (three for loss), and Carter Saleeby booted a pair of field goals in the homecoming win.
Week 8: HH (3-4, 1-1) at Lucy Beckham; CC (1-6, 0-2) vs. May River
Lucy Beckham 22, Bluffton 14: Trace Hilaman and Jaylin Linder hooked up for two more TD passes, but Hilaman left in the second half with an injury and the Bobcats couldn’t rally past the visiting Bengals, who bounced back to muddy the waters in the middle of the Region 7-4A pack.
Week 8: BLUF (3-4, 1-1) vs. James Island
Woodland 54, Ridgeland 12: The fifth-ranked team in Class 2A stayed unbeaten as the visiting Wolverines rolled past the Jaguars.
Week 8: RIDG (0-7, 0-2) vs. Barnwell
Wade Hampton 30, Edisto 7: Zion Dobson scored a pair of TDs, and Nigel Solomon and Jordan Rivers each added a score for the Red Devils, who shut out the Cougars after the opening series to remain undefeated in region play going into next week’s showdown with Woodland.
Week 8: WH (6-2, 2-0) at Woodland
HHCA 33, Thomas Heyward 24: Dylan Clark passed for 354 yards, with TD passes to Isaiah Anderson and Qayden Turner, and rushed for 63 yards and three more scores as the Eagles outlasted the Rebels in a matchup of defending SCISA state champions. Dietrich Shuford threw a 52-yard TD pass to Tony O’Banner on the opening series and added two rushing TDs, and Anthony Fripp had a rushing score for the Rebels.
Week 8: HHCA (5-2) at Pee Dee; THA (4-1) at BA
John Paul II 35, Hilton Head Prep 7: Christian Tilton rushed for 278 yards and three TDs and Tony Hill and Alex Mercer added TD runs in an impressive offensive showing by the Golden Warriors, while Sam Rembold and Sebastian Slusne anchored a strong defensive effort and Finn Mahoney had a big game on defense and special teams.
Week 8: JPII (3-4, 1-1) vs. Northwood; HHP (0-6, 0-3) at Pinewood
Colleton Prep 25, Bethesda Academy 14: Cole Davis continued his incredible season with 287 yards on 27 carries and three TDs, and he added five tackles and a sack, as the War Hawks remained unbeaten with a huge region win. Caleb Davis added 52 yards and a TD on the ground, while Gus Warren and Drew Rushton helped lead an impressive defensive showing and Eli Rowe had an interception.
Week 8: CPA (7-0, 1-0) vs. Carolina Academy
Patrick Henry 44, Dorchester Academy 12: Mikell Tucker Mathis had another monster game filling in at quarterback, throwing two TD passes and rushing for two scores, including an 82-yard romp. William Hazel had a big game on the ground and added a TD, and Forest Fairey caught a TD pass and had two interceptions, including one in the end zone to keep it a 14-0 game and allow the Patriots to run up a 36-0 halftime lead. Seth Garvin also had a pick, and Diego Santana added a late TD run for PHA.
Week 8: PHA (5-2) idle
Williamsburg Academy 47, Beaufort Academy 14: The Eagles sputtered in the first half on the road and couldn’t rally from a 28-0 halftime deficit against one of the top contenders for the SCISA 2A title.
Week 8: BA (4-2) vs. THA
Clarendon Hall 39, Cross 8: The tough sledding continued for the Stingrays in their first varsity season, as they couldn’t keep up with a strong Saints squad on the road.
Week 8: Cross (0-7) vs. St. John’s Christian
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