Monday, September 30, 2013

Colorado to play Charleston Southern Oct. 19

Colorado has done the almost impossible task of scheduling a new opponent during the regular season. Their game against Fresno State was canceled due to floods. Now, they will host Charleston Southern Oct. 19.

Charleston Southern is currently 5-0, having beaten The Citadel and Appalachian State on the road this year.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Week 5 preview/Wk 4 recap

In the world of high school football, there were many interesting stories and story lines last week. Schools are getting into the time of year where Homecoming celebrations become a part of the color of the community.

Wando had theirs last week. Their top OL (a Florida commit), Nolan Kelleher, was named to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl during a pep rally last Friday. However, the team didn't live up to the lofty expectations, losing 36-10 to Summerville, allowing 29 straight after leading 10-7 late in the first quarter.

Bluffton was expected to blow out James Island for their homecoming. This wasn't the case. The Trojans had one of their best games of the season, leading 34-21 in the fourth quarter, but they missed an XP that would have made it a two-touchdown game. The Bobcats came back with two quick TDs and XPs to get a 35-34 lead, but James Island drove down to the 30 yard line at the end of the game. They missed a potential game-winning FG, as Bluffton escaped with the 35-34 win.

Goose Creek was impressive against a Fort Dorchester team which has potential, winning 49-28 after being tied 7-7 after 1. Stratford also had a nice win against Ashley Ridge, earning a 42-27 W. Berkeley had a bad game against Manning and the wishbone, losing 33-9. Patience is wearing thin in Moncks Corner.

My team of the week is West Ashley. After winning just one game last year, they've won their first four games this year. They got a big win over Colleton County, 35-28 last week, but this week, face their toughest opponent of the year so far.

Here's this week's schedule:

Quick picks: North Charleston (0-4, 0-1) at Bishop England (2-2, 1-0) (Thursday): Another region game on Daniel Island, as Bishop England hopes to impress the television viewers.

Beaufort (4-0) at Carolina Forest (1-4): A 4-0 Beaufort team that has really flown under the radar heads to Myrtle Beach to face a Carolina Forest team who upset Myrtle Beach last week. Beaufort goes to Goose Creek next week.

Wilson Hall (4-0) at Porter-Gaud (2-3): Porter-Gaud plays in an important SCISA game in West Ashley against Wilson Hall, who has blown out their first four opponents. QB Steven Duncan of the Cyclones (only a sophomore) is already one of the best QBs in the area.

Cane Bay (0-4) at Ashley Ridge (0-4): This battle of 0-4 teams is big because the winner of this one will gain some momentum to use for region play.

Stratford (4-0) at Colleton County (1-3): Colleton County has a chance to impress its home fans again, but Stratford will be a very tough opponent. QB Jacob Park, who likes to draw, has thrown for over 1,200 yards this year, and continues his ascent as the top QB in the state.

Top games: 5. Wando (2-3) at Fort Dorchester (2-2) (Channel 2 game of the week): This game is the ultimate PROVE IT game. Both are on two game losing streaks. Fort Dorchester has lost to Stratford and Goose Creek the last two weeks, while Wando has lost to Colleton County and Summerville.

You have to think the pressure will be on Fort Dorchester for their homecoming. The rabid Patriots fans will want to see a win. Wando lost just twice last year in 12 games. They've already lost three times this year.

4. Bluffton (4-1) at Hilton Head (4-0): This is a huge game in Beaufort County. The area has had a renaissance this year. Bluffton has been good almost every year since they split up from Hilton Head, and has become hated by many in the Lowcountry. Hilton Head has come a long way. They haven't faced tough competition like Bluffton though so far this year.

Bluffton has several good players, like Shameik Blackshear, one of the top DEs in the nation, a South Carolina commit. Hilton Head has improved under new coach BJ Payne. The battle of Highway 278 will come down to the end most likely.

3. Timberland (3-1) at Berkeley (1-3): A huge game for Jeff Cruce and the Berkeley Stags this week. Timberland has beaten Berkeley two of the last three years, and last year, it took an almost unfathomable ten Timberland turnovers for Berkeley to escape St. Stephen with a one point win. This is one of the bigger rivalry games in the Lowcountry; and Berkeley needs a win in the worst way heading into a short week with a Thursday night battle next week.

People say Timberland is in a "rebuilding" year, but with Art Craig, one of the best coaches in the state at the helm, he finds the next players up to achieve the job. This has been the case this year. Timberland has an extra week to prepare for one of their biggest rivals. Will it equal a win?

2. West Ashley (4-0) at Summerville (3-1): Very few people thought that West Ashley would be undefeated at this time. Even though they have only beaten two 4A opponents (Ashley Ridge and Colleton County), they have done so in a big way. They led the entire game over Colleton County, and played very well against Ashley Ridge.

For Summerville, all their home games are big nights at John McKissick Field. Most fans expect to see a big win for the Green Wave. This year may be different. West Ashley has some skill players which they have rarely had since the splitting up of Middleton and St. Andrews. Pedro Manigault has been a capable field general for the Wildcats. Bobby Ruff ran a huge fake punt for a TD last week to lead West Ashley to a win. Can the Wildcats spring the upset in Summerville? There's a chance.

1. Dutch Fork (4-0) at Goose Creek (4-0): This could very well be the biggest game in state this week. In both state rankings, Dutch Fork and Goose Creek are within the top five. Dutch Fork is the top team in the Columbia area; they face the top team in the Charleston area, Goose Creek. Last week, their RB, Matt Colburn, ran for 286 yards and five TDs against Dorman. That's no easy feat. They also have a very good senior QB in Derek Olenchuk, who has thrown 13 TDs this year.

Goose Creek had a tough time with Fort Dorchester early last week. Against a well-coached team like Tom Knotts and Dutch Fork, they'll have to be more careful in order to avoid a tough loss. The game is at John Fulmer Field, a place where they haven't lost to an in-state team on the field since 2010 against Northwestern. This will be a battle that will go down to the final minutes.

Enjoy your games!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Trent Richardson to Colts

Filed to ESPN: Browns RB Trent Richardson to Indy for Colts' first-round pick.

Trent Richardson has been traded to the Indianapolis Colts from the Cleveland Browns for the Indianapolis Colts first round pick. 

Week 4 preview/Wk 3 recap

Last week was a great week for high school football, with some interesting games all around the Lowcountry. The theme was ending the streak. Two losing streaks totaling 84 games ended last week.

Colleton County ended a 36 game losing streak by upsetting Wando 40-37 in a game that the entire Charleston area saw on WMMP. With the streak possibly ending, people turned their eyes from NFL and college games and went to Walterboro to watch Darren Goldwater and Nate Ross call the end of this one.

Here's a video if you missed it from the wild scene at the end. 

Colleton County is a legit team, folks. They have some athletes and with the schedule they play (undefeated West Ashley on the road next, then a test against Stratford followed by Cane Bay and Ashley Ridge on road) could make it really tough for teams in Region 8-4A.

A lesser known story is Lincoln. Lincoln with James Waring has greatly improved this season. They have gone from being maybe the worst team in the state to competing in all their games. They finally put it together in the woods of Marion County, beating Creek Bridge 32-22 to end a 48 game losing streak that started in 2008.

Here's a video of the celebration from Ian McCormick (@HPUFan on Twitter) who was at the game:

There were several other big games last week which shaped the landscape, maybe for the season. In the most hyped local game of the week, with U.S. Senator Tim Scott in attendance (two local TV stations went live from Summerville's stadium at 5 a.m.), Goose Creek went into John McKissick Field and beat a game Summerville team 34-17.

The game was close until the final few minutes, when the Gators finally put it away. They asserted themselves as the top team in the area in what could be their toughest test of the regular season until the Stratford game.

Stratford earned a big win at Fort Dorchester this week, 26-13. Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo was in attendance, watching Jacob Park throw for 323 yards and a TD. He also ran for a TD.

Berkeley earned an important win against Cane Bay; Beaufort shut out Groves of Savannah; West Ashley beat Ashley Ridge on the road; Stall beat St. Johns; Georgetown humbled James Island; Charleston Collegiate put 82 on Coastal Christian; Bluffton humbled Ridgeland-Hardeeville; and Bishop England eventually got a 3-TD win over Porter-Gaud. Garrett beat Military Magnet, and Academic Magnet won.

This week's schedule:

This week, I will give you some quick hits: Military Magnet (2-2) at Stall (1-2) (Thursday): While Clemson and NC State are playing in Raleigh, WMMP serves up a battle of North Charleston teams. Stall won its first game last week; can they start a winning streak?

St. James (1-2) at Cross (1-3): St. James jumps down two levels from 3A to travel to 1A Cross. Cross has been a little down this year; but can they get their mojo back after two tough road losses?

Berkeley (1-2) at Manning (3-1): A tough game for the Stags, as they head to Manning, who has blown out Scott's Branch and Marion and picked up a nice win over Lake City.

Hanahan (3-0) at Edisto (3-1): This is a sneaky tough game for Hanahan. They have to make the long ride to Edisto to face the Cougars, who jump up in competition this week. Will the Hawks be ready?

Bishop England (1-2) at Academic Magnet (2-1): Region play starts in 2A for both of these squads this week, making it a very important game. Can Bishop England defend their title? Can Academic Magnet replace HB Stuart Walters?

This week is a very evenly balanced week. There's several good games, but none that jump out like last week. Any of the top four could be your game of the week.

5. Beaufort (3-0) at Cane Bay (0-3): Beaufort makes their first trip to the Charleston area this year against Cane Bay, who has stumbled in their first three games. Beaufort is 2-0 currently on their very rare four game road trip, with shutouts at Groves in Savannah and at Aiken.

Cane Bay has lost to Summerville, Fort Dorchester and Berkeley, with only Fort Dorchester at home. The Cobras hope that they can upset the Eagles here to get back on track. 

4. Summerville (2-1) at Wando (2-2): Summerville had a tough loss last week against the Gators. They suffered an even tougher loss Tuesday, as it was learned that Darin Smalls, their top DB, a South Carolina commit, suffered a torn ACL. He is out for the season.

Wando has to bounce back from the embarrassment of ending a 36 game losing streak for Colleton County. A silver lining: Wando is 2-0 at home this year, and has lost both games on the road. Look out for that.

3. Ashley Ridge (0-3) at Stratford (3-0): Stratford had one of the most convincing wins in the state last week, beating Fort Dorchester by 13 on their field. Jacob Park has improved each week, and Georgia OC Mike Bobo came home impressed last week.

Ashley Ridge, even though they have almost 25 seniors, have had a very tough season so far. They were blown out in their first two games, and lost last week 20-10 to West Ashley. It won't get easier this week heading to Stratford.

2. Fort Dorchester (2-1) at Goose Creek (3-0): The battle between two of the steadiest teams in the Lowcountry is always an interesting one. Fort Dorchester stumbled last week against Stratford, but have a very young team which is looking to peak in the next few seasons. QB Kobe Garrett is a junior, who should be one of the best QBs in the Lowcountry next year.

This year is a different story. Goose Creek showed they were the best team in the Lowcountry last week, and like all good gators, showed a finishing bite against a Summerville team who had the crowd behind them. They start a two game home stand before closing with four of their final six on the road. Can they match last week's output?

1. Colleton County (1-2) at West Ashley (3-0): This is a battle of the two most improved teams in the Lowcountry. Each has convincing wins over top opponents. Last year, the Cougars and Wildcats combined for one win all season. This year, they already have four headed into the fourth week of the season.

Colleton County gets the chance to start a winning streak, while West Ashley QB Pedro Manigault has a chance to earn another win for his team. West Ashley and Coach Bobby Marion have started 3-0 three times in the last five years. However, they have never started 4-0. They have the chance to Friday night.

Enjoy the games!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Week 3 recap

What a week for losing streaks to end. Two of the longest in the state ended on back-to-back nights.

Colleton County's 36 game losing streak ended on Thursday night with an upset win over Wando, 40-37 in Walterboro. They hadn't won since 2009. Here's a video:

Lincoln had a losing streak of 48 games, tied for the longest ever in the state. They hadn't won a football game since 2008, when the seniors on the team were in the 7th grade. Tonight, they broke that hex. They beat Creek Bridge 32-22.

Here is a video of that from Ian McCormick:

So in two nights, combined 84 game losing streaks went by the wayside. The other big story was Goose Creek beating Summerville, in a very good game at John McKissick Field, 34-17. A crowd of more than 7,000 watched, as the Green Wave kept the score close for almost the entire game. The Gators pulled away in the end.

Stratford beat Fort Dorchester 26-13 at Fort D in a big win for the Knights.

For other scores, you can look at Channel 5's presentation of Friday Night Lights. | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Friday, September 13, 2013

Gordon in Chase

A NASCAR press conference at 3:55 pm will confirm that Jeff Gordon will be added to The Chase. Frontrow Motorsports and Penske will be on probation, and and a mandatory meeting will be done tomorrow afternoon with the drivers and crews.

Mike Helton and Brian France are announcing.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Charone Peake out for season

Clemson WR Charone Peake has torn his ACL. From TigerNet: Dabo Swinney said after practice Wednesday that Clemson WR Charone Peake tore his ACL yesterday during some football drills. The coaching staff will seek a medical redshirt for Peake.

From @TimBourret, Clemson SID:

Charone Peake torn acl in practice Monday. Out for the year. Humphries moves to starting position.

Tough news for Clemson. He was one of Clemson's top WRs. He had 8 catches for 84 yards so far this year. He is from Dorman HS in Spartanburg.

Week 2 recap/Week 3 preview

High school football has been in gear for the past several weeks, but the match-ups are getting better and better. This week looks to be one of the most interesting of all the weeks of the season.

Last week left a bitter taste in the mouth for schools like Berkeley and Ashley Ridge, who both succumbed to 4A schools. Berkeley lost at home to Summerville, but kept it competitive for most of the game. Ashley Ridge was blown out at Wando. West Ashley already has won more games than last year, beating James Island 26-20 in their rivalry game. West Ashley now faces Ashley Ridge this week.

Stratford had to gut it out at Sumter, but they pulled a win out. Fort Dorchester had a nice 3 touchdown win at Cane Bay. They also face each other this week in one of the top games of the week.

Goose Creek blew out Colleton County 77-30 last week. This wasn't even the most points scored in the area though, as Palmetto Christian put a 78 spot on Lincoln, winning 78-46 in one of the wildest games you'll see. Hanahan may have had the most impressive win last week. They took the short ride to Daniel Island and only shut out Bishop England at home, 35-0. They have a bye this week.

That's all with the recapping, now on to this week's games:

Quick hits: James Island Christian (2-0) at First Baptist (0-2)- This game is the first all-James Island derby in a long time, since James Island and Fort Johnson became one. JIC won 74-24 last week, and have a former assistant coach at The Citadel, Chad Wheeler at the helm.

Beaufort (2-0) at Groves (0-1)- A improved Beaufort team, who shut out Aiken last week at Aiken, heads to the Savannah area to face Groves HS. The Eagles hope that they won't be like the Bluffton team two weeks ago, who succumbed to South Effingham.

C.E. Murray (0-2) at Timberland (2-1)- Timberland, after a convincing win over Cross last week, hosts a C.E. Murray team heavy with senior leadership.

Bishop England (0-2) at Porter-Gaud (2-1)- This match-up is always interesting between the two largest private schools in the Lowcountry. Porter-Gaud has bounced back from their opening loss, winning last week in the final seconds at Heathwood Hall. Can Bishop England avoid a stunning 0-3 start?

Georgetown (2-0) at James Island (1-2)- Georgetown, a team who has already upset Conway this year, and is receiving votes in the 3A poll, comes into James Island to face the Trojans. The Trojans had a near comeback last week at West Ashley, but can they bounce back?

Top games of week:

5. Wando (2-1) at Colleton County (0-2) (Thursday): Wando has a new QB system, using two QBs, Dalton Stubbs (a senior) and Bailey Hart (a sophomore). This worked last week, in a 45-26 win over Ashley Ridge last week. Colleton County on the other hand, was blown out, but they played very well in the beginning of the game against Goose Creek.

The score was 7-6 Gators halfway thru the first quarter, and they even stunned Goose Creek with a fake punt. After one quarter, it was 14-12 Goose Creek. The rout was on after that, but the Cougars showed me a lot in that first quarter. Chris Collins has improved his Colleton County team a lot in the past couple of seasons, and has some good skill players. Wando cannot look ahead to hosting Summerville this week; if they do, Colleton County could end their losing streak. As a televised game, the fans will be pumped up in Walterboro.

4. Cane Bay (0-2) at Berkeley (0-2): This is a gut-check game for both schools. Cane Bay has scored just 14 points in their first two games against Summerville and Fort Dorchester, while Berkeley has played well in their first two games, but have come away with losses. Neither school, even though this is a non-region game, want to start 0-3.

Berkeley fans will be very mad if Coach Jeff Cruce starts this season of hope with three straight losses. Berkeley does have an advantage playing at home in Moncks Corner, but Cane Bay will be wanting a win against one of their biggest rivals.

3. West Ashley (2-0) at Ashley Ridge (0-2): West Ashley has been a surprise so far this year. Two straight wins at home over good competition (Bishop England and James Island) have the fans excited on the west side of the Ashley River. The Wildcats though have not played a 4A opponent yet.

Ashley Ridge has been blown out in their first two games, but gave Goose Creek a fight for about a half, only down 14-7 at halftime before losing 56-28. Now, they are at home against a team with something to prove. 4A football is a battle every week.

Any team can beat anyone with the home crowd behind you. Ashley Ridge though hasn't won a home game since November 18, 2011 in the playoffs at Stratford. Last year, they didn't win a single home game but they went 4-3 on the road. Can the Swamp Foxes break the home hex?

2. Stratford (2-0) at Fort Dorchester (2-0): Almost any other week of the season, this would be the game of the week. But not this week. Stratford has had a lot to improve on from the last two games. Jacob Park had three touchdown throws last week to beat Sumter, while Fort Dorchester had another nice win, this time at Cane Bay.

A big equalizer for this game is that it is at the Fort. Fort Dorchester's home fans will be excited to get a shot at the Knights, probably their second biggest home game of the year behind the Summerville game. With Fort Dorchester's athletes, and if they can put pressure on Jacob Park, they have a chance to pull off the upset in North Charleston.

1) Goose Creek (2-0) at Summerville (2-0): This game probably is the biggest football game in the Lowcountry thus far this season. Summerville has had convincing wins over Berkeley and Cane Bay, neither a pushover. Goose Creek has wins over Ashley Ridge and Colleton County. The W over Ashley Ridge was a road win, but the Gators haven't faced an atmosphere like they will face in Summerville.

Goose Creek has given up three returns for touchdowns already in the first two games, and only led Colleton County at home by 2 after 1 quarter. The Gators have to get a fast start on the Greenwave in order to limit the chances of QB Sawyer Bridges. This could be their toughest road game until the Stratford game, even though after this game they play three of their next five on the road.

Summerville needs to control the ball, not make turnovers, and make some special teams plays in order to upset the Gators. This will be one of the best games of the state this week, and there will be a very good crowd.

Enjoy your games!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Plan for an 80-team NCAA baseball tournament?

Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game shared an interesting proposal today on his Twitter feed. He talked to a prominent NCAA baseball coach and found out this:

@KendallRogersPG: Just had an interesting talk with a prominent head coach. Plans on proposing an 80-team postseason with five teams in each pod.

Pretty intriguing proposal, too. 80-team postseason format would have five teams in each Regional, w/ top seed getting 1st-rd "bye"

I feel this may be interesting because it would give more teams the chance to be in the tournament, and allow for more representation from smaller conferences. College baseball's postseason is one which has one of the smallest participation rates. Only 64 teams out of over 300 make it now.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Week 2 recap

Week 2 in the Lowcountry was one that was filled with high-scoring games. Goose Creek and Palmetto Christian put up almost 160 points combined.

Here's a video recap from WCBD:

WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Week 1 review/Week 2 preview

High school football is getting ready to rear its ugly head into the Lowcountry. All Lowcountry schools have played at least one regular season game. James Island and Wando are playing their third game this week. The games have been interesting over the last week, with a lot of good storylines.

Hanahan blew out Timberland in the Channel 4 game of the week, winning 41-0. West Ashley surprised Bishop England, limiting the Bishops to just 6 points in Channel 2's game of the week. They seem to have the Bishops number. Channel 5's game of the week, Berkeley at Stratford, was another great one. Jacob Park threw 3 interceptions to the same guy, but the Knights survived, winning by a score of 29-10.

Summerville had a very nice game against Cane Bay Thursday night, shutting out the Cobras 28-0. Summerville QB Sawyer Bridges has grown to become one of the best QBs in the Lowcountry, even for his young age. Summerville's kicker made all his extra points. The Green Wave drew very well even with South Carolina playing at the same time less than 100 miles away.

James Island won against St. John's 40-6, while Porter-Gaud outlasted Ben Lippen, whose bus didn't get to the stadium until less than 30 minutes before game time. Wando lost to Beaufort, while Fort Dorchester blew out an outmanned Carolina Forest side; Colleton County lost again to Woodland; while North Charleston lost to Military Magnet. Goose Creek blew out Ashley Ridge.

This week looks to be a good one. Here is the list of games:

There are some good games on the schedule. Porter-Gaud plays at Heathwood Hall.

Quick hits: Military Magnet (1-1) at Academic Magnet (1-0); a battle of the magnets in North Charleston, who will get the better?

Stall (0-1) at Garrett (1-0): Another battle of North Charleston schools. Always a heated rivalry; who will find a way?

Colleton Prep (1-1) at Northwood Academy (1-0): Probably the best all-SCISA game of the week. Northwood looks improved.

Colleton County (0-1) at Goose Creek (1-0): The Colleton County losing streak probably won't end this week, but they have played much better under new coach Chris Collins. Goose Creek's home opener will be packed.

Carvers Bay (1-0) at St. John's (1-1): One of the best Pee Dee teams comes to John's Island to face the improved Islanders.

Stratford (1-0) at Sumter (0-1): Ray Stackley and the Knights make their bi-annual trip to Sumter. Two Sumter football players have been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year old boy this week.

Baptist Hill (2-0) at Burke (0-1) (Thursday): Can Baptist Hill become the area's first 3-0 team? Burke gets a home TV game.

Ashley Ridge (0-1) at Wando (1-1) (Channel 2 game of the week): Will the Warriors get back to form after a tough loss last week? 

Top games of week:

5. Lincoln (0-2) at Palmetto Christian (1-1): Anybody in the Mt. Pleasant area should watch QB J.T. Waters lead this Palmetto Christian offense. He had one of the best games in years against Porter-Gaud the first game of the year, but PCA stumbled last week against Williamsburg Academy.

Now, PCA brings in a public school, Lincoln. Lincoln has improved this season with new coach James Waring. They have almost 30 players currently, compared to some years when they could barely field 11. Lincoln though still has the longest losing streak in the state, 47 games. A loss here would set the state record for consecutive losses. Their last win was October 3, 2008 at Branchville, nearly 5 years ago.

4. James Island (1-1) at West Ashley (1-0) (Channel 4 game of the week): The James Island-West Ashley rivalry is always one of the most underrated in the area. JI will rejoin Region 7-4A next year, but for now they play in a non-league game. Both teams come in off convincing wins. This will be a barometer game for the rest of the season. The Wildcats have a new running QB, while the Trojans have QB Ty Stubbs, generally known as a passer.

After this game, West Ashley goes to Ashley Ridge and hosts Colleton County. If the Wildcats win, they have a legitimate chance of being 4-0 headed into Summerville on September 27. James Island hosts Georgetown after this game, then goes to Bluffton, then they have a bye week before going into region play.

3. Fort Dorchester (1-0) at Cane Bay (0-1): After the Cobras suffered a tough loss last week, they will come home to host Fort Dorchester for the first time ever. Fort Dorchester has a very new team this year, but they blew out Carolina Forest at the Fort last Friday night. Cane Bay has several good skill players, including LB Matt Rudy, but they lost their RB, Anthony Enos, who was one of the best in the Lowcountry last year. This will be an interesting game to watch.

2. Summerville (1-0) at Berkeley (0-1): Berkeley had a very real shot to upset Stratford last week in Goose Creek, but it didn't work out for them, as Jacob Park's 2nd half play was too much. Summerville had a good opener, shutting out Cane Bay on television. Now, Berkeley will have its home opener. The Stags will be ready for the Summerville invasion. What used to be one of the biggest 4A rivalries in the area has become a non-league game, but the play on the field is still very good.

Can Coach Jeff Cruce upset Coach McKissick and the Green Wave in Moncks Corner and provide a huge spark for the rest of their year?

1. Hanahan (2-0) at Bishop England (0-1) (Channel 5 game of the week): This is the battle of Daniel Island, as public high school students on Daniel Island are zoned to go to Hanahan. Bishop England has a new QB, and had a tough time replacing him in the first game of the season. They picked a guy that would only start on offense. Fosberry, the other QB, also is a starter on defense, and Coach John Cantey doesn't want to risk losing one of his best defensive players.

Hanahan may be the best non-4A team in the Lowcountry this year, and they could beat most of the 4A teams. They have a high-powered offense with QB Mason Schwerzler. A good preview of this game can be found on Tyler Heffernan's Moultrie News blog about HS football. Link here:

Enjoy the games!