Big matchups mark second night of 2013 Sertoma Classic
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The second night of high school football action kicked off at the 43rd Sertoma Classic Friday afternoon.
The Sertoma Classic features 28 teams from around the Lowcountry heading onto the field and under the lights at Johnson Hagood Stadium in downtown Charleston.
In the first game of the night, Palmetto Christian knocked off Garrett Tech, 14-8. PCA's quarterback J.T. Waters threw for two touchdowns.
In the second match, Fort Dorchester shut out Stall High School, 12-0.
Ashley Ridge and Woodland played to a 7-7 draw and in the Summerville and Bishop England matchup, Summerville blanked the Bishops, 17-0.
Fresh off a loss earlier in the week, Porter Gaud turned it around Friday night against Northwood, winning 14-6. For Cane Bay, the night came down to the last 17 seconds. That's when a Colleton County turnover led to a Cane Bay touchdown, giving them the win, 7-0.
The night ended with a matchup of Berkeley taking on the Gators from Goose Creek. The Gators cruised to victory, winning 34-20. Berkeley's head coach Jeff Cruce says he's proud of Stags effort, but added that Goose Creek is at another level. Berkeley plays Jacob Park and Stratford next week
In the second night of Sertoma action, Caleb Kinlaw was voted the Roddy White MVP.
Between Thursday and Friday, Sertoma organizer expect 14,000 fans to set foot inside the stadium.
A lot of the money the event generates will be given to charity -- so far $3.5 million to date.
Thursday night's games
In the first game, Lincoln could not hang on against Baptist Hill. Lincoln loses 28-8.
North Charleston was dealt a blow against Kingstree, losing 12-8. In the so-called Polarity Bowl, the magnets battled it out, but Military Magnet pulls away the win, 14-6, against Academic Magnet.
In the matchup between Wando and Hanahan, the Warrior staring lineup only played one drive. Wando was blanked 24-0, but head coach Jimmy Noonan said he was not worried about the score, but was concerned about the number of fumbles his team committed.
Pinewood Prep came out to dominate Thursday night, posting 28 on the team from around the corner, Burke High. Burke did not score.
The West Ashley Wildcats blanked St. Johns 19-0. The Wildcats' Bobby Marion said he was very impressed with the Wildcats' quarterback Pedro Manigault's play.
The night ended with powerhouse Stratford beating up on James Island, 27-0. Stratford quarterback Jacob Park, who has committed to the University of Georgia, was selected the Roddy White MVP of the first night of Sertoma.