The final Friday night of the 2022 high school football regular season did not disappoint, with region title clashes and Lowco-on-Lowco rivalries around the South Carolina Lowcountry. Here’s everything you need to know about what went down in Week 10. It’s Lowco First Down.
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May River 29, Hilton Head High 3: Jaiden Jones recorded his fifth consecutive 100-yard rushing game and scored two more touchdowns, and the Sharks’ defense turned in another strong showing to lock up the No. 2 seed from Region 7-4A. Thomas Raisch had a pick-6, and Tanner Macy connected with Andrew Johnson for a 57-yard TD pass for May River, which will host Myrtle Beach in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday.
Records: MR (4-5, 3-1); HH (3-6, 1-3)
Bluffton 52, Colleton County 22: Max Vonhohenstraeten tied the school record with six touchdown passes, including three to Jaylin Linder, who amassed more than 200 receiving yards in the Bobcats’ rout of the visiting Cougars. Bluffton will travel to Westwood for a first-round playoff matchup Friday.
Records: BLUF (4-6, 2-3), CC (1-9, 0-5)
Beaufort 49, Hanahan 14: Kacy Fields topped 100 rushing yards again and scored three more TDs, and Colton Phares scored on a 69-yard run and a punt return to fuel the Eagles to a lopsided win to clinch the Region 8-3A title. Samari Bonds added a pair of touchdown runs for the Eagles, who host Orangeburg-Wilkinson in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs Friday.
Records: BFT (8-1, 4-0); HAN (6-3, 2-2)
Philip Simmons 42, Battery Creek 0: The Dolphins were no match for the red-hot Iron Horses, who locked up the No. 2 spot from Region 8-3A with their second straight shutout. Battery Creek travels to Gilbert to open the Class 3A playoffs Friday.
Records: PS (7-3, 3-1); BCHS (3-7, 1-3)
Barnwell 41, Wade Hampton 13: Zion Dobson and Torrance Grant scored rushing touchdowns for the Red Devils, but they couldn’t slow down the undefeated Warhorses. Wade Hampton travels to Central to open the Class 2A playoffs Friday.
Records: BARN (10-0, 4-0); WH (7-3, 3-1)
Lake Marion 40, Ridgeland 8: The Jaguars couldn’t maintain the momentum from their first win of the season, dropping a non-region matchup on the road. Ridgeland travels to Andrew Jackson on Friday to open the Class 2A playoffs.
Records: LM (6-4); RIDG (1-9)
Estill 14, Allendale-Fairfax 0: The Gators were in control in the third quarter when a brawl broke out, resulting in a premature end to the game. According to witness reports, the game was stopped after an Allendale-Fairfax assistant coach slammed an Estill player to the ground. The incident is under review with regard to disciplinary action, which could impact the Gators’ home game against Hannah-Pamplico in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs Friday.
Records: EST (9-1, 5-0); A-F (3-7, 2-4)
Bamberg-Ehrhardt 21, Whale Branch 3: The Warriors couldn’t muster enough offense on the road to keep pace with the Red Raiders, missing out on an opportunity to secure the No. 2 seed from Region 7-1A. Whale Branch travels to Lake View for a Class 1A first-round matchup Friday.
Records: WB (6-4, 3-2); B-E (8-2, 4-1)
HHCA 33, Hilton Head Prep 0: Dylan Clark tossed TD passes to three different receivers, Morgan Bedenbaugh scored rushing and receiving TDs, and Wells Sharpe had a touchdown grab and an interception to lead the Eagles to a blowout win to close out the regular season. Clark threw TD passes to Sharpe (53 yards), Bedenbaugh (37), and Isaiah Anderson (27), and interceptions by Tucker Tevepaugh and Sharpe set up short scoring runs by Bedenbaugh and Gavin Thompson. HHP travels to Pee Dee Academy and HHCA hosts Florence Christian in the first round of the SCISA 3A playoffs Friday.
Records: HHCA (7-3, 4-2); HHP (0-9, 0-5)
Wilson Hall 49, John Paul II 14: Christian Tilton rushed for 108 yards and a TD on 23 carries with a TD pass and an interception and added eight tackles (2 TFL) and forced and recovered a fumble, but the Golden Warriors didn’t have enough gas to hang with Wilson Hall, which will host JPII in a first-round SCISA 3A playoff game Friday. Tony Hill caught a TD pass, and Sebastian Slusne had 11 tackles (1 TFL) for JPII.
Records: WH (6-3, 5-1); JPII (4-6, 2-4)
Colleton Prep 49, Palmetto Christian 12: Caleb Davis carried the load with 154 rushing yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns, and Caden Crosby racked up 111 receiving yards to lead the War Hawks to a bounce-back win. Drew Rushton led the defense with eight tackles and a scoop-and-score, Noah Catterton added 5.5 tackles and also took a fumble to the house, and Gus Warren had six tackles. The War Hawks host Northside Christian to open the SCISA 2A playoffs Friday.
Records: CPA (9-1, 2-1); PCA (0-9, 0-3)
Beaufort Academy 35, Bethesda Academy 30: Devonte Green and Jaxen Porter each topped 100 yards rushing and combined for three TDs, and Braydon Dineen had another monster game on both sides of the ball as the Eagles built a 29-8 lead and held off the Blazers’ furious second-half comeback to wrap up the region title. Dineen rushed for 62 yards and tossed TD passes to Zeke Gonzalez and Tripp Gregory and collected 10 tackles, and Porter added seven tackles, an interception, and a forced fumble on defense. The Eagles open the SCISA 2A playoffs at home against Orangeburg Prep on Friday.
Records: BA (7-2, 3-0); BETH (7-3, 1-2)
Thomas Heyward 41, Patrick Henry 20: Tony O’Banner scored four rushing touchdowns, including three straight over the final 13 minutes, as THA pulled away from the upstart Patriots after trailing 14-13 at halftime. Anthony Fripp added a pair of TD runs for THA. Hugh Fairey threw TD passes to Liam Peeples and Forest Fairey, and Mikell Tucker Mathis scored a rushing touchdown for PHA. THA hosts Dorchester Academy and PHA travels to St. John’s Christian in the first round of the SCISA 1A playoffs Friday.
Records: THA (6-3, 3-0); PHA (6-3, 2-1)
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