This was the second week of region matchups in 4A play. Stratford continues its domination of the lowcountry as the Berkeley Stags start to fade from view as a potential contender for the title. Here are some of the highlights from this weeks action:
Stratford 49 James Island 0
John Devlin entitled his piece in the post and courier "Kilaw steamroll Trojans". He could not be more correct. Rodney Kinlaw completely dominated the Trojans with 222 yards on 14 carries and 5 TD's. All that was in the first half of play. That brings his total to date to 1416 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns. His per carry average is nearly 15 yards per.
As impressive as the offense was with 522 yards on the night, it was the defense that gets my vote as the best of the best this night. They held an extremeley explosive passing game to just 172 yards on the night. They only gave up 13 yards rushing as well. Kudos go out to Manny Macklin, Miguel Carriker and Andrew Gladness who get my headhunter of the week award.
Statford takes on Berkeley this week, while James Island hosts West Ashley
Wando 24 Berkeley 21
When former Stratford Defensive Coordinator Bob Hayes took over the Warrior program just three short years ago, the Warriors were just another week on most teams schedule they had to play to get to the real games. Now the Warriors are a serious threat to beat anybody they line up against. Berkeley found that out the hard was this week fall to the Warriors in double overtime.
Berkeley led the entire game until 3:35 left in regulation when Wando kicker Wesley Wilson kicked a 30 yard field goal to tie the game a 14-14. Both teams scored in the first over time which ended 21-21. The Warrior defense stepped up and held the Stags on the second overtime and Wesley Wilson finished the stags off with t field goal to win.
Berkeley takes on Stratford this week while Wando is at Goose Creek.
Colleton County 14 Fort Dorchester 6
Cougars are showing that they can play ball ever since the Knights took them apart in week 4. They are currently on top of Region 8 tied with Summerville with a region record of 2-0.
In a great defensive battle the Cougars held the normally explosive Patriot offensive attack in check all night. Senior Cougar linebacker Calvin Holmes recorded 16 tackles, four for loss, had a fumble recovery and an interception. Patrick Hamilton had 202 yard rushing on 29 carries and 2 TD on the night
Colleton County takes on Beaufort while Fort Dorchester hosts Hilton Head this week.
Summerville 42 Beaufort 6
Beauforts misfortunes continued this week as they fell to 0-8 on the year. The Wave dominated with a devistating ground game that ground out 403 yards on 55 carries. Corey Smalls rushed for 156 yards on 19 carries and two TD's for the Green Wave
Summerville hosts Battery Creek and Beaufort takes on Colleton county this week.
Timberland 42 Stall 0
The Wolves continue their quest for the region 8 title this week with a complete whipping of 2-6 Stall. This puts them at 7-1 and gaining momentum as they will face Manning this week who is tied for the region lead with the Wolves at 2-0 each. Manning rebounding from an 0-5 start in non-region play.
Hanahan 54 Bishop England 0
Can you say blowout? In a game that was post poned until Saturday afternoon due to electrical problems, the hawks comletely dominated the line of scrimmage and Hawk superstar Markus Howard added 186 yards on 13 carries and 3 TD's.
Hanahan takes on Woodland and Bishop England will tangle with Baptist Hill this week.
Baptist Hill 54 Academic Magnet 0
Bobcats continue to dominate everyone as they head for a region showdown with St. Johns in the coming weeks.
Players of the week:
The Lowcountry offensive player of the week this week has to go to Stratfords Rodney Kinlaw who ran for 222 yards on 14 carries and 5 TD's.Kinlaw now has over 1400 yards rushing and 21 touchdowns on the season.
The Lowcountry defensive player of the week goes to Colleton County's Calvin Holmes who had 16 tackles, four for a loss, a fumble recovery and an interception.
And the lowcountry small school team of the week goes to Baptist Hill as they continue their march to the playoffs with a 54-0 win and a 7-0 record. Way to go Bobcats.