Hanahan impressive in Sertoma Classic effort vs. Wando

Sam Denmark and the Hanahan Hawks shut out Wando, 24-0, at the Sertoma Classic at Johnson Hagood Stadium on Thursday. Buy this photo

It was nothing more than a gussied up two-quarter scrimmage played in a college stadium, watched by a few thousand friends, family members and foes. If you use it as the only indicator, then Hanahan is in reload phase while Wando is rebuilding.

SERTOMA CLASSIC

Johnson Hagood Stadium

Gates open at 4 p.m., games begin at 5 p.m.

THURSDAY’S SCORES

Baptist Hill 28, Lincoln 8

Kingstree 12, North Charleston 8

Military Magnet 8, Academic Magnet 6

Hanahan 24, Wando 0

Pinewood Prep 28, Burke 0

West Ashley 19, St. John’s 0

Stratford 27, James Island 0

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

Palmetto Christian vs. Garrett Tech

Stall vs. Colleton County

Ashley Ridge vs. Woodland

*Summerville vs. Bishop England

Northwood vs. Porter-Gaud

Cane Bay vs. Fort Dorchester

*Berkeley vs. Goose Creek

*two quarters

Hanahan pounded Wando 24-0 in a marquee matchup of the 43rd annual Sertoma Classic in front of about 8,000 fans at Johnson Hagood Stadium, and coach Charlie Patterson was able to smile.

“It was something to build on,” said Patterson, whose team is coming off an 11-2 season in 2012 despite heavy graduation losses. “It’s better than being on the other side of it.”

The Hawks coach knows Wando played its starters for only two series and the Warriors fumbled the ball away just about every possession.

But on this night, there seemed to be hope that there’s enough talent on campus to win Region 8-AAA and make a deep run in the playoffs.

Quarterback Mason Schwerzler might not be as glitzy as his predecessor, Anthony Smalls, but he’s a gamer. He’s strong as a passer and runner and kept the Warriors off balance all night. He threw a touchdown pass and set up another with a 46-yard run, and then passed the baton to backup Christian Leakey, who threw a 50-yard TD to Kahlim Denmark and ripped off a 51-yard TD run on the next possession.

And then there’s the defense, which returns 10 starters. They held Wando in check, causing mistake after mistake.

Wando is coming off its best regular season ever, finishing 11-2. But the team lost all-state quarterback Christian Hart and his two favorite receivers. Four thousand total yards from last year’s team was wiped out on graduation day.

“I’m not going to put a lot of stock in this,” said Patterson. “We’ll go back and look at the film.”

But he will spend the majority of the week preparing for Friday’s game against Military Magnet. Wando, meanwhile, will host James Island on Saturday.

In other action, Baptist Hill blitzed Lincoln 28-8, Kingstree topped North Charleston 12-8, Military Magnet stopped Academic Magnet 14-6, Pinewood blasted Burke 28-0, West Ashley shut out St. John’s 19-0, and Stratford blanked James Island 27-0.

The Sertoma Classic is presented each year by the Sertoma Club of Charleston as a fundraiser for local charities. This year’s main sponsor is CT Lowndes & Co.

Hanahan won the spirit award for Day 1.

Baptist Hill 28, Lincoln 8


Baptist Hill quarterback Troy Harrison was on target, completing three passes on a 71-yard scoring drive to power the Bobcats over Lincoln.

After a Lincoln fumble at the Baptist Hill 29, Harrison completed a 46-yard pass to Dakota Holmes. He added an 8-yard pass to Dominique Bryant. Harrison found a wide-open Shaquille Coles for a 17-yard TD pass.

De’Angelo Frasier recovered a fumble in the endzone for Baptist Hill’s second score.

Baptist Hill kept the pedal on full throttle when Coles caught a 46-yard TD pass from Harrison.

Lincoln quarterback Eric Manigault scored on a 5-yard keeper with 32 seconds left.

Holmes took a hook-and-ladder 55 yards for a score on the final play of the scrimmage.

Kingstree 12, North Charleston 8


Kingstree cashed in on a North Charleston fumble on the Cougars’ first possession en route to the win.

Kingstree recovered the fumble, and four plays later LeCapers Gainey ripped off a 16-yard TD run.

Randolph Lester took a short pass and turned it into a 35-yard TD for the Jaguars’ next score.

Both teams had head coaches who were making their Sertoma debuts. Kingstree’s Charlie Brown is a Charleston native who took over the duties midway through last season. North Charleston is under Chris Reger, the third NC head coach in four years.

Military Magnet 14, Academic Magnet 6


Ivan Wiggins sent a charge through the stadium when he returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown in the battle of the Magnets.

Academic Magnet took possession and marched 70 yards for a score with Logan Chuy going the final 3 yards for the score. Bu the Raptors couldn’t convert the two-point attempt.

Military Magnet’s other score came on a 70-yard drive.

Academic Magnet is coming off its first winning record in school history. The Raptors went 6-5 last fall, but graduated a ton of talent, including running back Stuart Walters.

Pinewood 28, Burke 0


The Pinewood football team went 1-9 last year. Thursday, the Panthers showed promise with the easy victory over Burke with big plays on offense and hard hits on defense.

First-year coach Michael Wright has the team headed in the right direction.

The offensive line played well against Burke. Clayton Are, Shareef Bodie and Cameron Poaps opened hole after hole.

Burke also went 1-9 last fall, finishing the season with a seven-game losing streak.

West Ashley 19, St. John’s 0


West Ashley coach Bobby Marion’s defensive 11 looked sharp against the Islanders, while the running game was productive thanks to some good line play.

Quarterback Pedro Manigault scored on a run and junior Cameron Byas added the other TD on the ground.

Manigault and Byas hooked up for a 22-yard TD pass to close out the scoring.

Stratford 27, James Island 0


Stratford quarterback Jacob Park threw a 70-yard TD pass to Thad Thompson on the first play of the showdown against James Island.

He wasn’t done just yet. On the second possession, he connected with Tyree Scroggins for a catch and run that covered 90 yards.

He threw a screen to Jordan Johnson that covered 75 yards for a score.

Park was 5 for 5 for 271 yards and had a 70-yard pass completion wiped out by a penalty. He was the Day 1 MVP.

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