The Summerville Green Wave moved one game closer to a region championship after outscoring the Ashley Ridge Swamp Foxes, 39-33, Friday night.

Summerville (8-2, 4-0 in Region 8-AAAA) can claim the league title with a victory next week at Bluffton.

“We scored 39 points but we never slowed them down,” Summerville coach John McKissick said. “Our defense didn’t play good, so I just feel fortunate that we won.”

The Swamp Foxes (4-6, 2-2) are hoping to secure a spot in the playoffs with a win over Fort Dorchester next week.

“Both these offenses have a lot of playmakers so we felt like it might be a bit of a track meet,” Ashley Ridge coach Kenny Walker said. “I think we matched Summerville physically, and our kids played with effort and that is all I ask of them. I’m disappointed with the loss, but I’m not disappointed with their effort.”

A field goal by Summerville’s David Kennedy, who was recently selected for the North-South All-Star Game, was the major difference in the first half.

Summerville linebacker Codie Soto made an interception deep in Green Wave territory and returned it to the Swamp Fox 16-yard line before Sean White tackled him to save a touchdown with eight seconds remaining in the second quarter. Then Kennedy nailed a 33-yard field goal to give Summerville a 24-21 lead entering the half.

The Green Wave also had two touchdown runs from sophomore Chris Felder in the half and a 15-yard TD catch from Donnell Bryan.

Ashley Ridge scored its first-half points on two Tyler Garland runs and a 99-yard kickoff return by Donavan Thompson.

Summerville cushioned its lead in the third quarter with a safety and a 43-yard touchdown pass from Sawyer Bridges to Johnston McCurry for a 32-21 lead entering the final quarter.

The Swamp Foxes scored on a pair of TD catches by Dashaun Santiago to keep hope alive.

However, following Santiago’s second score, Summerville chewed up the final 2:21 with a drive.

Ashley Ridge 14 7 0 12—33

Summerville 14 10 8 7—39

S – Chris Felder 8 run (David Kennedy kick)

A – Tyler Garland 7 run (Matt Gable kick)

S – Felder 4 run (Kennedy kick)

A – Donavan Thompson 99 kick off return (Gable kick)

S – Donnell Bryan 15 pass from Sawyer Bridges (Kennedy kick)

A – Garland 3 run (Gable kick)

S – Kennedy 33 field goal

S – Team safety

S – Johnston McCurry 43 pass from Bridges (run failed)

A – Dashaun Santiago 14 pass from Chandler Avenel (pass failed)

S – Darrell Ford 37 run (Kennedy kick)

A – Santiago 35 pass from Avenel (kick blocked)