Fans filled the stands for the first week of high school football playoff games in the Lowcountry.More >>
Fans filled the stands for the first week of high school football playoff games in the Lowcountry. More >>
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The first full week of the high school playoffs is in the books with teams at all four classes playing to move closer to the championship games in Columbia next month.
Bishop England 30-0 Andrews
By Post and Courier Staff
DANIEL ISLAND -- Bishop England won its ninth straight game of the season and ninth consecutive playoff game in three years with a 30-0 victory over Andrews on Friday night at Jack Cantey Stadium.
Bishop England (9-2), the two-time defending state champion in Division II-AA, led 10-0 at halftime, but exploded for 20 points in the final 12 minutes.
Nick Shiver had only 42 yards rushing on 12 carries, but scored two touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 43 yards and another TD.
Quarterback Reed Fosberry rushed for 35 yards on nine carries, and completed 7 of 17 passes for 106 yards.
The Bishops tallied 242 yards in total offense, with 136 on the ground.
Summerville 21-7 Ashley Ridge
By Roger Lee
SUMMERVILLE — The Summerville Green Wave advanced to the second round of the Division I-AAAA football playoffs with a 21-7 victory over Ashley Ridge on Friday night.
The Green Wave (10-2) will host Boiling Springs, a 48-41 winner over Gaffney, next Friday. For Ashley Ridge (4-8), the loss means the end of its season.
It was a tight game until late in the final quarter.
"I was nervous the whole 48 minutes," said Summerville coach John McKissick. "I thought they outplayed us much of the night and we never did stop their running back. I'm thankful for the win but, we need to play better next week."
GOOSE CREEK – "Ain't nothing better than getting revenge on someone," Stratford coach Ray Stackley told his team Friday night after the Knights opened the Division II-AAAA playoffs with a 41-6 win over Nation Ford at Bonds Stadium.
Straford (10-2) will get its shot at vengeance next week with a trip to South Florence, one of two teams to beat the Knights this season. South Florence defeated visiting Stratford, 26-14, two weeks ago and trounced Easley, 48-14, to open its playoff run Friday night.
"We've just got to play our game," said Stratford quarterback Jacob Park, who completed 15 of 24 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns against Nation Ford (7-5). "Obviously, we didn't play our game last time. We couldn't move the ball on offense, and when we did we shot ourselves in the foot.
"If we play like we did tonight, I think we can beat anybody."
Park, the 6-4, 210-pound senior who has committed to play at Georgia, was equally effective with his arm and feet against Nation Ford, which made the trip from Rock Hill.
Park threw TD passes to three different receivers, and also ran 14 times for 77 yards.
CROSS — A horse collar penalty, a pick six interception and a bad punt snap resulted in three Timmonsville touchdowns over a four-minute span as the Whirlwinds rolled to a 30-0 victory over Cross, dashing the Trojans' hopes of defending their Division II-A state championship.
The Cross offense fell apart after its first series of the game stalled inside the Timmonsville 40-yard line.