Friday Football Frenzy: Scores, highlights, and more from Week 10

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- For many teams, Week 10 was all about the playoffs. For 1A, 2A, 3A and SCISA teams, it was time to win or go home. In 4A play, it was a week of big teams in bigger games.

Here's who moves into the next week:

Goose Creek 14-7 Stratford (Game of the Week)

By Phil Bowman

GOOSE CREEK {}The Goose Creek Gators gained bragging rights, the Region 7-AAAA championship and more than likely a No. 1 seed in the football playoffs with a 14-7 victory over Stratford Friday night in front of more than 8,000 fans at Stackley Field.

Goose Creek, ranked No. 3 in the state, ran its winning streak to 37 games on the field and wrapped up the regular season with an 11-0 record, including 4-0 in 7-AAAA. Stratford fell to 9-2, 3-1.

It marked the seventh straight year Goose Creek beat Stratford.

The victory should give Goose Creek three homes games in the playoffs as long as the Gators keep winning. Stratford is projected to be a No. 4 seed and could get a rematch against the Gators in the third round.

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West Ashley 38-7 Cane Bay

By Tim Linker

SUMMERVILLE {}West Ashley completed its first winning season in school history Friday night with a 38-7 victory over Cane Bay to finish with a 6-5 record.

The Cobras, on the other hand, ended their year winless at 0-11. West Ashley finished the regular season 6-5 two years ago, but lost a playoff game to end up with a 6-6 record.

The Wildcats failed to qualify for the playoffs this year, but West Ashley coach Bobby Marion was pleased with the way his team finished.

"I am a little disappointed because it looks like we are not going to make the playoffs," Marion said. "But I am proud of what we accomplished."

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Hanahan 38-7 Southside

By Greg Hutton

HANAHAN {}Hanahan's opening-round game in the Class AAA playoffs Friday night was not unlike many of its regular-season contests.

The Hawks (11-0) dispatched visiting Southside, 38-7. It was Hanahan's 10th win by at least a 30-point margin.

A stout defensive effort limited the visiting Tigers to 74 yards on 51 plays, and junior Jacob Garibay recorded three of Hanahan's five sacks. Had it not been for Mackenzie Carter's touchdown with 3.7 seconds left in the game against a second-string defense, the Region 8-AAA champions would have notched their fifth shutout of the season.

"Our defense played great the whole night," Hawks coach Charlie Patterson said. "The front guys (are) difficult to block, and we've got guys in the secondary that can cover as well. We have just a solid defense from top to bottom."

Marlboro County, a 42-14 winner over Swansea, will travel to Wiley Knight Stadium for a second-round game next week. Southside, the fourth seed from Region 2-AAA, closed its season at 6-5.

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Sumter 24-12 Wando

By Eddie Litaker

SUMTER {}Wando played at Sumter on Friday night with both teams positioning themselves for the playoffs.

Sumter had seemingly clinched a first-round home game in the Class AAAA state playoffs with a win over Conway last Friday, only to find that might not be the case.

On Friday, the Gamecocks came away with a 24-12 win over Wando in the non-region contest to close out a 6-5 regular season, but head coach Reggie Kennedy was still unsure if his team would be at home for the opening round of the playoffs.

"I talked to the playoff committee and they said there are a lot of home (playoff game) scenarios out there," Kennedy said.

"We'll know here shortly, though. We have a general idea, but we really don't know."

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Fort Dorchester 14-0 Ashley Ridge

By Roger Lee

Fort Dorchester got revenge on the team that kept it from qualifying for the playoffs last year, handing host Ashley Ridge a 14-0 loss.

The Patriots played shutdown defense much of the night to limit the Swamp Foxes' scoring opportunities. Fort Dorchester improved to 7-4 with a 3-2 mark in Region 8-AAAA, while Ashley Ridge fell to 4-7, 2-3.

"That might have been the best defensive performance we've had since I started coaching here," Fort Dorchester coach Steve LaPrad said."It was unbelievable. Ashley Ridge has some serious weapons and we shut them down."Overall, I thought we moved the ball well, but Ashley Ridge did a good job of scheming us up with their defense."

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More game from this week:

Beaufort 35-12 Colleton County

Myrtle Beach 35-0 Berkeley

Barnwell 45-20 North Charleston

Military Magnet 38-12 Creek Bridge

Colleton Prep 54-15 St. Andrews (Ga.)

Palmetto Christian 54-39 Calhoun Academy

Orangeburg Prep 24-6 Augusta Christian

Carvers Bay 48-20 Baptist Hill

Summerville 38-28 Bluffton

Hemingway 27-12 St. John's

Hammond 49-29 Porter-Gaud

Northwood Academy 42-16 Spartanburg Christian

Socastee 31-6 Hilton Head

Wade Hampton 57-20 Battery Creek

Garrett 14-6 Lee Central

Cross 59-0 Lincoln

Florence Christian 53-28 Thomas Heyward

WW King 46-20 Beaufort Academy

Ridgeland-Hardeeville 14-12 Lake City

North Myrtle Beach 52-35 Orangeburg-Wilkinson

Dorchester Academy 28-22 Trinity Byrnes

Carolina Academy 56-18 Cathedral Academy