Last weekend was an historic two days of high school football in the tri-county area.

It's been more than half a century since the Lowcountry could celebrate three state championship high school football teams.

The last and only time came in 1955, when St. Andrews (Class A), Summerville (Class B) and St. John's (Class C) each earned state crowns. This time, it was Bishop England (Division II-AA), Timberland (Division I-AA) and Goose Creek (Division II-AAAA) which earned each school's first state titles.

The three Berkeley County-based schools did it with defense. Central, Woodruff and Greenwood combined for 24 total points in the three games and were held to just a single touchdown in the second half.

Bishop England 10, Central 0

Records: Bishop England 13-1, Central 11-3.

Division: II-AA.

Last state title appearance: 1976.

How they won: The Bishops defense held Central to just 169 yards of total offense and forced 6 turnovers, including 4 interceptions.

Turning Point: BE forced four fourth-quarter turnovers, including three interceptions.

Key statistic: Bishop England had more interceptions (4) than Central had pass completions (3).

Timberland 20, Woodruff 3

Record: Timberland 14-1, Woodruff 13-1.

Division: I-AA.

Last state title appearance: 2006.

How they won: Classe Thompson had 184 all-purpose yards, and the Wolves recorded 7 tackles for loss, with 3 sacks.

Turning Point: Timberland's Adam June sacked QB Ryan Perkins for an 11-yard loss late in the second quarter, knocking Perkins out of the game with a leg injury.

Key statistic: The Wolves held Woodruff to minus-14 yards of total offense (-11 rushing, -3 passing) during the third quarter.

Goose Creek 37, Greenwood 21

Record: Goose Creek 14-1, Greenwood 13-2.

Division: II-AAAA.

Last state title appearance: First

How they won: Virgil Smalls rushed for 117 yards and 3 TDs and Caleb Kinlaw ran for 130 yards for the Gators' potent option attack.

Turning Point: LB Gerald Turner blocked a punt that resulted in a safety that put the Gators up for good, 23-21, in the fourth quarter.

Key statistic: The Gators had 403 rushing yards and averaged 6.7 yards on 60 attempts.