HILTON HEAD HIGH AT BLUFFTON
Who: Hilton Head Island High School 7-2 (4-0 Region 8-AAA) at Bluffton High School 2-7 (0-4)
Where: Bobcat Stadium
When: 7:30 p.m. today
Record vs. common opponents: Hilton Head High 6-0 (def. Wade Hampton 48-7, def. Ridgeland 27-7, def. North Charleston 20-0, def. Lake Marion 49-6, def. Stall 57-12, def. Batter Creek 19-0); Bluffton 1-5 (def. Ridgeland 29-13, lost to Wade Hampton 49-16, lost to Lake Marion 12-7, lost to Stall 57-14, lost to Battery Creek 44-17, lost to North Charleston 20-8).
What's important: Hilton Head High rolls into Bluffton on a six-game winning streak after clinching the Region 8-AAA title last week while the Bobcats have lost seven straight. The Seahawks' defense has been dominant during the win streak, allowing just 4.2 points per game. Bluffton will have to find some rhythm with its passing game to have a chance for the upset in order to keep the Seahawks from keying on running backs Zack Frazier and Timmy Smith. Hilton Head High's offensive line has sparked success in the running game in recent weeks, with running back Marcus Green topping 100 yards in last week's win over Battery Creek. Quarterback Dominque Driessen is also in the middle of his most successful season under center for the Seahawks. The senior has thrown for 14 touchdowns this year.
Bluffton -- Offense: Ryan Combs, QB; Timmy Smith, RB; Zack Frazier, RB; Stephen Bradley, WR; Alfonza Powell, WR; Jordan Rodriguez, TE; Phillip Scott, OT; Chris Tillotson, OT; Steven Szczepanik, OG; Akil Brown, OG; Jaron Bishop, C. Defense: Akil Brown, DT; Lucas Crutchfield, DT; Steven Szczepanik , DE; Ethan Green, DE; Ernest Bonner, LB; Desmond Jenkins, MLB; Lewis Black, LB; Jimmy Tillman, CB; Anthony Vecchio, CB; Timmy Smith, S; B.J. Kitty, S. Special teams: Jordan Rodriguez, K/P; Ethan Green, KR; Timmy Smith, PR.
Hilton Head High -- Offense: Dominque Driessen, QB; Marcus Green, RB; Octavius Logan, HB; Ben Fraser, FB; Clifford Morrow, WR; Khiry Washington, WR; Chris Ervin, LT; Dylan Hannon, LG; Forest Bryan, C; Marcus Johnson, RG; David Beck, RT. Defense: Max Grogan, LE; Jerome Miller, DT; Josh Kirby, DT; Jack Duane, RE; Kenny Anderson, MLB; Ray Harrington, OLB; Kenny Robinson, OLB; Willie Stewart, RCB; Ahmad Aiken, FS; Octavius Logan, SS; Armond Walker, LCB. Special teams: Matt Olivetti, K/P; Jeff Homad, P; Jaquan Cohen, KR/PR.
Hilton Head High finishes region play undefeated -- Seahawks by 17.