The air will be crisp at 7:30 tonight when the high school football playoffs hit the second round with a dwindling number of local teams still vying for state championships.
The ranks of the Lowcountry high school football teams still in the hunt for a state title shrunk considerably Friday, as five of the nine local teams who made the playoffs bowed out in the first round, and it could have been worse. Three of the four local winners prevailed by six points or fewer – and the six-point margin was in overtime.
Beaufort Academy rode a dominant defensive performance to the first playoff win in program history, routing Holly Hill Academy 43-6 in the first round of the SCISA 8-Man Division I playoffs Friday.
Area high school football statistical leaders through Week 11:
Everyone who follows sports knows the saying that offense sells tickets and defense wins championships. You can add that defense drives online player of the week voting.
For the last time in the regular season – and perhaps the last time with a full 10-player ballot – it’s time to select the RBC Heritage High School Football Player of the Week.
True confession: Every time I sit down to write this column I end up doing a horrible impersonation of Aaron Neville. Sometimes just in my head, sometimes out loud.
Two seasons of varsity competition, two state championships for Holy Trinity Classical Christian School’s girls cross country team.
De’Shaun Epps rushed for 451 yards and five touchdowns and Jaxon Spratling added 168 yards and two scores on the ground as Beaufort Academy routed Cathedral Academy 78-50 to lock up a home playoff game.