John Paul II’s inexperienced girls team got its first taste of life after Tkai DeVore on Tuesday, opening the season with a 54-34 home loss to the Coastal Hurricanes.
The John Paul II Golden Warriors had a decision to make — kick the extra point for the win, or take a knee and try to get in. They went out with the W.
It was a wild Friday night in the Lowco. We’ll have full recaps and multimedia throughout the weekend, but here’s your first look at the high school football action featuring Lowco area teams in SCHSL Week 6 and SCISA Week 10. SCHSL WEEK 6 Whale Branch 33, Battery Creek 21: Jaylen Reeves scored three rushing TDs and sealed the win with an interception to help the Warriors hold off a tough Dolphins team to remain undefeated. Carolina Forest 40, Beaufort High 20: The Eagles couldn’t slow down Panthers star Luke Janack, who rushed for three TDs to help send Beaufort High to its first loss in a non-region road game. May River at Orangeburg-Wilkinson, cancelled: The hits keep coming for the Sharks, who had last week’s game against Hilton Head High lost to COVID-19 and now had a valuable non-region road test wiped out when an electrical malfunction at the Bruins’ stadium sent the Sharks home early. SCISA WEEK 10 Hilton Head Christian Academy 49, Hilton Head Prep 0: The Eagles dominated on both sides of the ball to win the final cross-island clash between the rivals before HHCA moves to Bluffton and finish the regular season undefeated. Thomas Heyward 40, Greenwood Christian 13: The Rebels rolled up a quick 40-0 lead and handed it off to the reserves to coast to a ninth consecutive victory. John Paul II 33, Beaufort Academy 32: The Golden Warriors scored with 14 seconds left to take the lead, then stopped a successful Hail Mary short of the goal line to preserve the win, but BA will make the playoffs while JPII misses out in a three-way tiebreaker for the final two spots.
It's the final week of the regular season for private school football teams in South Carolina, so there will be plenty of scoreboard watching around the Lowco tonight with playoff spots on the line.
After John Paul II took its first lead of the game late in the fourth quarter, it was looking like the same old story for the Hilton Head Prep Dolphins. But this time, they found a way and moved a step closer to punching their ticket into the postseason.
We'll have full recaps and multimedia coverage from around the Lowco throughout the weekend, but here's your first look at the local high school football action in SCHSL Week 5 and SCISA Week 9.
The smell of playoff football is starting to waft over the Lowco, and the playoffs might as well begin tonight — or this afternoon, rather — for a couple of area SCISA squads.
Hilton Head Prep’s Amber Swisher was named the Coach of the Year and Beaufort Academy’s Chase Vaigneur was picked as the Player of the Year to headline the SCISA Region 4 all-region volleyball team.
Hilton Head Prep’s playoff run ended short of a state title for just the second time in the past nine years, but the Dolphins still boasted four players on the all-region girls tennis team, including the Player of the Year.
The John Paul II volleyball team rallied after dropping the first two sets to claim a thrilling five-set road win over Memorial Day on Monday in Savannah.