By David Shelton CHARLESTON - Nothing like a good old-fashioned rivalry to provide some excitement, and area rivals Wando and Bishop England did just that on the second night of the 44th annual Sertoma Classic at Johnson Hagood Stadium.In the most physical and spirited action of the night, Wando defeated Bishop England, 35-0, in a two-quarter scrimmage to cap the second night's action.Bishop England used emotion to keep the scrimmage close through most of the first quarter, but Wando wore the Bishops down in the second quarter, scoring all five of its touchdowns in the final 12:47 of the scrimmage.Read more from Shelton.
Fort D topples South FlorenceBy Lou Bezjak FLORENCE - Datron James knows how to begin with a bang. After rushing for 278 yards in last year's season opener against Carolina Forest, the Fort Dorchester junior rushed for 209 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' 34-10 win over South Florence on Friday at Memorial Stadium.After last season opener, James played behind 1,000-yard backs Matt Murray and Nashon Silas, but is expected to carry the load on offense this year.James was the focal point of the Fort Dorchester running attack, which grounded out 419 yards against the Bruins defense. Quarterback Kobe Garrett added 108 yards, including a 75-yard run in the second quarter to give the Patriots a 20-0 lead.Read more from Bezjak.
Summerville takes down NC powerhouse ProvidenceStaff Report from CHARLOTTE - Summerville High School shook off a slow start and dominated the second-half en route to a 31-9 win over Providence High School in the season opener for both teams.Junior quarterback Sawyer Bridges scored on two short runs and connected with Krishawn Jackson on a 60-yard touchdown pass to propel the Green Wave. Darrell Ford also returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown as coach John McKissick opened his 63rd season with his 614th win.Summerville trailed, 6-0, early in the game but Ford gave the Green Wave a 7-6 lead with his kick return for a score. Providence took a 9-7 lead on a field goal but Bridges' pass to Jackson put Summerville up for good. Bridges finished the night 10 of 15 for 189 yards.Edward DeLong kicked a 27-yard field goal just before halftime for a 16-9 lead. Bridges added two one-yard runs in the second-half for the final margin.?Read more from the Post and Courier?.Thursday night Sertoma scores: Porter Gaud 15-0 LincolnCane Bay 13-6 Baptist HillSummerville 0-0 HanahanStratford 9-13 TimberlandJames Island 0-6 St. JohnsGoose Creek 27-8 West AshleyFriday night Sertoma games:Academic Magnet 0-8 StallPalmetto Christian 0-7 Garrett TechBurke 6-12 First BaptistPinewood Prep 20-6 North CharlestonNorthwood Academy 29-16 Military MagnetWando 35-0 Bishop EnglandFriday night regular season games:James Island 29-27 HanahanFort Dorchester 34-10 South FlorenceSummerville 30-9 ProvidenceBattery Creek 0-75 BlufftonColleton County 27-28 Cane BayWoodland 6-21 Ashley RidgeOrangeburg-Wilkinson - EdistoJohnsonville 27-42 BerkeleyGeorgetown 26-17 ConwayRidgeland 0-31 Hilton HeadBen Lippen 49-13 Orangeburg PrepKingstree 34-18 CE MurrayPorter-Gaud 29-38 EstillRobert E Lee Academy 23-0 Dorchester AcademySaturday night regular season gamesSt. John's 0-48 Screven CountyBurke 34-50 Garrett TechAcademic Magnet 26-32 Lincoln