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Football scrimmages on tap for Berkeley County programs

Art Craig

Hanahan coach Art Craig and the Hawks will take on Wando and Stratford, a pair of Class AAAAA programs, on Aug. 4 and Aug. 8.

Preseason slates for Berkeley County football teams begin Aug. 4, the first day squads can line up and collide with players in different-colored jerseys.

The only one at home on the first day, though, is Berkeley High School. The Stags welcome James Island and Carolina Forest into Moncks Corner at 6 p.m.

Cross, Timberland, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Philip Simmons and Timberland are on the road for their first preseason tilts. Of that group, the Hawks and Knights stay closest to home, with Stratford traveling to Bishop England to tangle with the Bishops and St. John’s and Hanahan going to Wando for a 10 a.m. start.

Cane Bay kicks off the preseason Aug. 5 at South Florence.

On Aug. 8, the probability of catching a Berkeley County program at home goes way up. Berkeley, Goose Creek, Philip Simmons and Stratford host scrimmages. In a battle of two county squads, the Knights host Hanahan at 6 p.m., on Ray Stackley Field. Cross and Timberland are on the road.

The next day, St. John’s Christian will travel to Williamsburg Academy, where it will also go up against Pee Dee Academy.

The Moncks Corner Lions Club jamboree is Aug. 12 at Berkeley High School and includes the Stags, Cane Bay, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Stratford, Philip Simmons, Colleton County and Andrews.

Preseason scrimmage start times and locations are subject to change due to temperature and weather.

Preseason scrimmages


Aug. 4 – vs. James Island and Carolina Forest, 6 p.m.

Aug. 8 – vs. Oceanside, 6 p.m.

Cane Bay

Aug. 5 – at South Florence, 6 p.m.


Aug. 4 at Andrews (Johnsonville and St. James), 6 p.m.

Aug. 8 - at Johnsonville, 6 p.m.

Goose Creek

Aug. 4 - at Hartsville, 5 p.m.

Aug. 8 - vs. Carolina Forest, 7 p.m.


Aug. 4 - at Wando, 10 a.m.

Aug. 8 - at Stratford, 6 p.m.

Philip Simmons

Aug. 4 - at Edisto (Hunter Kinard Tyler, Hilton Head), 6 p.m.

Aug. 8 – vs. Hannah Pamplico and Carvers Bay, 6 p.m.

St. John’s Christian

Aug. 9 – at Williamsburg Academy (Pee Dee)


Aug. 4 – at Bishop England/St. John’s, 9 a.m.

Aug. 8 - vs. Hanahan, 6 p.m.


Aug 4 - at Lake City

Aug. 8 - at Lamar