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Friday Football Frenzy: Scores, highlights, and more from Week 6

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Listen closely and final whistles can be heard on gridirons across the Lowcountry, closing out a sixth week of high school football.

The action started Thursday night when Porter-Gaud shut down Augusta Christian, winning 38-21. The Post and Courier's David Shelton has that story.

Porter-Gaud 38-21 Augusta Christian

By David Shelton

Neither Porter-Gaud nor Augusta Christian has a chance to be the No. 1 seed in the SCISA state AAA playoffs this year, but Thursday night's game was pivotal for both teams as they fight for a first-round home game.

The Cyclones still have work to do during the regular season, but a 38-21 victory over the defending state champions was badly needed. Porter-Gaud improved to 3-5 overall, but more importantly 3-3 in league play, keeping home-field advantage alive.

"It's a big win because it gets us even in SCISA and we pretty much control our own destiny now," said Porter-Gaud coach Rick Reetz. "We have had an up-and-down season so far, but I really feel our best football is ahead of us. We are getting healthy again and our kids are still giving us a great effort. I'm real proud of the way they are hanging in there and playing hard every week."

Sophomore quarterback Steven Duncan passed for 233 yards and two touchdowns, while senior Foster Moe caught seven passes for 96 yards and two scores. Rob Thomas added seven catches for 80 yards.

Read more from Shelton.

 

Summerville 24-7 Fort Dorchester

By Phil Bowman

Fort Dorchester's football uniforms might have been best described as stealth in Friday night's game against rival Summerville. The Patriots unveiled special uniforms for the Region 8-AAAA showdown that included black helmets, black camouflage pants and black jerseys with dark blue numbers and lettering. The numbers were so hard to detect that the Fort PA announcer couldn't tell most of the Patriots players apart — even with a program.

But in the end, the only number that mattered was 13. The Green Wave's 24-7 victory in front of about 7,000 fans at Bagwell Stadium was its 13th straight triumph over the Patriots dating back to 2001. The Green Wave leads the all-time series, 21-2.

Summerville upped its record to 5-2, including 1-0 in the region. Coach John McKissick, football's all-time winningest coach, picked up his 607th career victory. Fort Dorchester fell to 4-3, 0-1.

Read more from Bowman.

 

Hanahan 36-0 Berkeley

By Greg Hutton

HANAHAN — In its Region 8-AAA opener one week ago, Hanahan trailed 15-0 before rallying for a 28-21 victory at previously undefeated Orangeburg-Wilkinson.

A comeback wasn't necessary Friday night at Wiley Knight Stadium, as the Hawks scored early and often en route to a 36-0 shutout victory over Berkeley.

Hanahan senior QB Mason Schwerzler threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter, which included a pair of 49-yard TD passes — to Terrell Green and Sam Denmark — within four minutes of the opening kickoff.

Shortly thereafter, Quan Wade hit paydirt from 10 yards out before Denmark caught a 69-yard toss from Schwerzler to close out the first-quarter scoring.

The importance of getting off to a strong start was evident in Hawks coach Charlie Patterson's decision to call an onside kick less than three minutes into the game. The unsuspecting Stags were unable to cope, and the kick was recovered by Hanahan, which led to Denmark's first touchdown three plays later.

Read more from Hutton.

 

Hilton Head 27-13 James Island

By Chris Cox

HILTON HEAD ISLAND — The only thing different about this script were the characters.

Despite losing star tailback Khalil Lewis to a left ankle sprain early in the first half, Hilton Head Island stuck to its winning ways Friday night with a workmanlike 27-13 victory over James Island.

"We've got other guys who are stepping in," Hilton Head coach B.J. Payne said. "Next man in. Obviously that was a big loss for us tonight, but at the same time we faced adversity and rallied back. We played hard and played some defense."

James Island took a 7-3 lead in the first quarter as Jordan McDaniel hauled in a 55-yard touchdown reception from Ty Stubbs. Hutch Fontaine had a pair of field goals, his second one a 42-yard in the second quarter to cut the Seahawks' lead to 16-10.

But it was Hilton Head's defense that ultimately pushed the No. 8 Seahawks to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in Region 8-AAA play. Led by Shrine Bowler Poona Ford, Hilton Head shut out James Island in the second half thanks in part to an 0-for-10 effort on third down. The Trojans (1-6, 0-2) also finished with just 29 yards on the ground, and a mere 1.3-yard average per carry.

Read more from Cox.

 

Friday Night Games:

Beaufort 35-27 Bluffton

Bishop England 66-0 Burke

Stratford 42-7 Cane Bay

Goose Creek 56-14 Carolina Forest

R-Hardeeville 33-24 North Charleston

Ashley Ridge 44-25 Colleton County

Timberland 38-14 Lake City

Woodland 34-20 Battery Creek

Orangeburg-Wilkinson 32-7 Stall

Garrett 34-22 Academic Magnet

North Myrtle Beach 35-0 Georgetown

Baptist Hill 65-6 Lincoln

St. John's 33-25 Cross

Wando 38-32 West Ashley

 

SCISA Games:

Hilton Head Christian 42-21 Colleton Prep

Heathwood Hall 45-14 Pinewood Prep

James Island Christian 72-0 Coastal Christian

Robert Toombs 44-18 Dorchester Academy

Northwood 20-13 Dillon Christian

Henry Academy 46-20 Charleston Collegiate

Beaufort Academy 40-22 St. John's Christian

Wardlaw 80-20 Cathedral Academy

 

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