GOOSE CREEK — After a few subpar seasons, Friday night was a chance for the Goose Creek football program to prove it is a force to be reckoned with as the Gators hosted defending region champion Berkeley in a key Region 7-AAAAA matchup.
Berkeley quarterback Willie Chisolm is leaning on inspiration from his older brother, DJ Chisolm, as he leads the Stags in 7-AAAAA region play. The elder brother is currently catching passes for Middle Tennessee.
The weather is finally getting a bit cooler, which signals the start of the hottest and most intense competition of the high school fall sports season.
Summerville's K.J. Rollins is The Post and Courier's high school football player of the week after rushing for 151 yards and two touchdowns, all in the second half, as the Green Wave rallied from 14 points down to beat rival Ashley Ridge, 42-31, on Friday night.
K.J. Rollins came off the bench in the second half and rushed for 151 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Summerville past Ashley Ridge, 42-31, Friday night in the opening game of the Region 8-AAAAA schedule for both teams.
Two of the better teams in the Class AAA SCISA ranks clashed on James Island as third-ranked First Baptist hosted second-ranked and undefeated Laurence Manning on Friday night.
SUMMERVILLE — Coach Jason Winstead isn’t always certain which version of the Goose Creek High School football team will emerge from the locker room from day to day, but the one that showed up Friday was dominant.
New Zealand natives Alex and Christian Regan came to the United States to play ice hockey for the Charleston Colonials junior hockey team.
As it pertains to high school football playoff berths, the only games that matter will be played over the next month.
Berkeley's Willie Chisolm, a junior making his first start at the quarterback position, rallied his team from 18 points down in the first half and led the Stags to a 40-37 overtime win over Summerville on Friday.
SUMMERVILLE — Wando running back Jaden Singleton scored three touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift Wando to a 34-33 win at Ashley Ridge on Friday night.
It wasn’t necessarily Woodland’s size advantage or athleticism that made the difference. Bishop England might’ve been undermanned. Its training table was certainly busy most of the night.
Fort Dorchester spread the ball around offensively and leaned once again on an outstanding defense, improving to 5-0 with a 31-14 win over visiting Goose Creek on Friday night.
After a big loss to Fort Dorchester last week, Berkeley High will look to regroup Friday when the Stags host Summerville in a Class AAAAA high school football game.
Wando football coach Jimmy Noonan and Oceanside Collegiate coach Chad Grier are on opposite sides of the field on the issue of traditional schools vs. charter and private schools in athletics.
Will Ramey was the star of the game on offense and defense Friday night in leading Philip Simmons to a 27-18 victory over Hanahan.
There are wins. And there are signature wins. For the budding football program at Philip Simmons High School, put Friday night’s 27-18 win over Hanahan in the latter.
Wando quarterback Braden Pritchard threw 233 yards and three touchdowns to lead Wando past West Ashley, 30-17, Friday night.
Timberland, coming off a 21-point loss in Charlotte last week, scored twice on defense and senior Jaleen Richardson highlighted a special night individually with a 75-yard punt return for a score in the fourth quarter of the Wolves’ 40-3 victory over visiting Bishop England on Friday.
The two best high school football teams in the Lowcountry clashed in a defensive battle on Friday night as third-ranked Fort Dorchester hosted ninth-ranked Berkeley.
Sincere Brown leads the Lowcounty in receiving yardage with 504 yards in four games for unbeaten First Baptist.
Only two players from the Lowcountry were selected to play in the Shrine Bowl, which pits the top seniors from South Carolina against their counterparts from North Carolina.
Keegan Williams scored five touchdowns Friday night to lead Oceanside Collegiate Academy to a 49-42 victory over Gray Collegiate.
The 2019 South Carolina Shrine Bowl roster was announced on Sunday afternoon in Rock Hill, and two Lowcountry seniors are part of the 44-man roster.
MOUNT PLEASANT — Missing a game last week due to Hurricane Dorian did nothing to slow the roll of the Fort Dorchester Patriots. The state’s third-ranked team in Class AAAAA cruised past Wando on Friday night 51-10.
GOOSE CREEK — Working around their own early miscues, the Goose Creek Gators forced three turnovers and blocked a punt in the first half to gain the traction they needed to eventually win by 28-10 over visiting West Ashley on Friday at John Fulmer Field.
Ashley-Ann Woods is an English teacher, works in the office of academic affairs at Trident Tech and is one of just five female referees working high school football games in South Carolina.
As the son of one of the greatest athletes to ever come out of Charleston, Fort Dorchester senior defensive end Emmanuel Johnson is genetically blessed. His mother is Katrina McClain, a basketball Hall of Famer and three-time Olympian.
Former Summerville High School standout Zack Bailey was an undrafted rookie free agent coming out of South Carolina, but he made the Tampa Bay Bucaneers' 53-man roster and will be in Charlotte Thursday night when the Bucs play the Carolina Panthers.
High school girls' tennis is looking up for the fall season. It looks like this is going to be a don't-miss season.
Fort Dorchester's football game against Viera Beach (Fla.) this Friday night was cancelled because of Hurricane Dorian. The two schools are hoping to reschedule for later this season or next year.
Sean Cooney threw for 364 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead Oceanside Collegiate Academy in a 49-7 victory over Savannah Christian. Cooney has been selected The Post and Courier's high school football player of the week.