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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- It's another Friday night in the Lowcountry and that means high school football has taken over the social media feeds and minds of most people.
Games are winding down and scores are coming in.
Summerville 17-0 Beaufort
By Roger Lee
SUMMERVILLE — Sophomore quarterback Sawyer Bridges threw two touchdown passes to lead Summerville to a 17-0 victory over visiting Beaufort on Friday.
The Green Wave improves to 6-2 overall, 2-0 in Region 8-AAAA. Beaufort is 6-2, 1-1.
"We played well in spurts but I'm just glad to win the game because Beaufort is a good team," Summerville coach John McKissick said. "We gave our quarterback time to throw and he made some good passes. We were playing without one of our best offensive tackles, but both our tailbacks ran the ball well tonight anyway."
Each team had three offensive opportunities in the opening quarter but failed to score. Beaufort came the closest when Brady Cormier missed a 41-yard field goal that deflected off the left goal post.
Hanahan's powerful offense and smothering defense combined for another comfortable victory.
And after Friday's 41-8 win at James Island, the Hawks are in position to secure their second straight Region 8-AAA title with a victory over visiting Hilton Head next week.
It took Hanahan just three offensive plays to get on the scoreboard. Shortly after forcing the Trojans to punt on the game's first possession, Sam Denmark burned down the sideline for a 44-yard touchdown reception from the arm of Mason Schwerzler.
The senior quarterback added a 33-yard touchdown pass to Saaehim Brooks before the quarter expired.
SUMMERVILLE — It's the kind of outcome one might expect when one of the top teams in the state takes on a school that is still searching for its first win of the season.
Evan McField rushed for 123 yards and scored three touchdowns and Tyrik Johnson added 148 yards and two TDs to lead Goose Creek past Cane Bay, 55-7, Friday night at Cane Bay Stadium.
The Gators, who improved to 8-0 on the season, have not lost a game to a South Carolina high school team in almost three seasons. Cane Bay fell to 0-7.
The Gators, who played mostly their second-team players in the second half, rolled up 568 yards of total offense, including 409 yards on the ground. Quarterback Dantez Bennamon completed seven of 10 passes for 117 yards.
"It was a little sloppy in the first quarter, but I thought as the game went on we got a little bit sharper," said Goose Creek coach Chuck Reedy. "This is the time of season when we need to get better and get challenged each week and obviously that wasn't the case tonight. Cane Bay played hard all night, give them credit for that, but they're just a little undermanned. We did what we had to do to win the game and we came out healthy."
GOOSE CREEK — The turnovers, penalties and other sundry mistakes might have caused Ray Stackley to have a case of indigestion. But the veteran coach of the Stratford Knights was happy with his team's overall performance in a 35-7 victory over Wando on Friday night.
The offense rolled up 454 yards. The defense shut down Wando running back Kenny Waring, who was coming off a 206-yard, five-touchdown performance last week. Special teams play was also impressive with a blocked punt.
The Knights played well in all phases of the game in front of about 4,000 fans at Stackley Field to remain perfect.
"We had seven starters back on defense and we're beginning to play as well on defense as I anticipated at the beginning of the year," Stackley said. "I'd give the defense a 10, the offense a 7 1/2. Overall, we played well as a team."
The fourth-ranked Knights, who appear to be on a collision course with undefeated and third-ranked Goose Creek in the regular-season finale, upped their record to 8-0, including 2-0 in Region 7-AAAA play. Wando fell to 3-5, 1-1.