We’re just one week away from the start of the high school football playoffs, and the postseason picture has become nearly crystal clear. Three area teams have locked down region championships, and several others secured their spot in the dance this November. With another busy week behind us, here’s what we learned as our Lowco squads come down the stretch.
A week after seeing its hopes of a third straight region title upended, Beaufort High bounced back in a big way Friday, blowing out Bluffton 45-12 on the road to lock up the No. 2 seed in the Class 4A playoffs.
Thomas Heyward put the inevitable finishing touches on another SCISA Region 1-1A title Friday, hammering Bethesda Academy 45-0 on the road.
It was a first half to forget, but Hilton Head Christian Academy weathered a stellar Beaufort Academy effort to retain its region crown Friday.
Whale Branch made quick work of Allendale-Fairfax on the road Friday, routing the Tigers 42-0 in the Warriors’ final tune-up before the Class 1A playoffs.
May River continued its march through Region 7-4A with a 34-3 home win over Colleton County on Friday and celebrated a region title after Hilton Head High’s loss rendered next week’s game with the Seahawks moot to the final standings.
Hilton Head High’s hopes of earning a share of the region title evaporated — and they might have lost their star player for at least one game — in a 28-7 loss at James Island on Friday.
John Paul II flipped the script from its season-opening loss to Hilton Head Prep, shutting out the Dolphins in the second half of a 24-10 home win to maintain its hopes of earning the No. 2 playoff seed from SCISA Region 1-2A.
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.
With just two weeks remaining in the high school football regular season, virtually every game on the slate has some sort of playoff implications, and some of them are huge. We have one region title on the line in Week 9, and several more teams are trying to keep their hopes of clinching a region crown alive, while others are fighting for higher seeds and home playoff games.