Beaufort High School didn’t spend much time looking for its next football coach – and the Eagles didn’t have to look far, elevating defensive coordinator DeVonte Holloman to replace longtime coach Mark Clifford.
So many times Friday night, it seemed Thomas Heyward was one play away from punching its ticket to the SCISA Class 1A state championship game. But in the end, it was Pee Dee Academy that came up with the big plays when it needed them most.
Whale Branch’s playoff run ended with a 42-21 loss to visiting Batesburg-Leesville on Friday in the second round of the SCHSL Class 2A playoffs.
Bluffton’s season came to an end with a 48-21 loss to undefeated Gilbert in the second round of the SCHSL Class 3A playoffs Friday.
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.
Former Hilton Head Island High School star and current Texas Longhorns standout Poona Ford is among 12 finalists for the Blanchard-Rogers Trophy.
Longtime coach Mark Clifford has stepped down from his position as head football coach at Beaufort High School.
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.
Whale Branch erased an early 18-point deficit to rally for a 30-27 win over visiting Buford on Friday in the first round of the SCHSL Class 2A playoffs.
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.