High School Football

A look back at the Bridge Bowl: Not many close ones

ccox@islandpacket.comSeptember 27, 2013 

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EDYTA BLASZCZYK — File -- The Associated Press

The stakes are high at Hilton Head High Friday night, where the Seahawks host rival Bluffton in the annual Bridge Bowl.

The Bobcats have won five straight in the series after Hilton Head High won the first four meetings, beginning with a 10-0 triumph in 2006. The Seahawks will look to get back on the winning side Friday, where a victory would run their record to 5-0.

Bluffton has outscored its rival 290-20 in the last five meetings and is off to another strong start this year, as a new crop of players have sprinted out to a 4-1 record under coach Ken Cribb.

Here's a look at the series history between the two teams, who will renew their rivalry for a 10th time.

BRIDGE BOWL AT A GLANCE

Sept. 21, 2012: Bluffton 80, Hilton Head High 14

Bobcats quarterback C.J. Frazier tossed six touchdowns, three of which went to Marquis Webber, as Bluffton won its fifth straight in the series. Bluffton built a 45-0 halftime lead before cruising to the easy victory.

Oct. 28, 2011: Bluffton 58, Hilton Head High 6

The Bobcats cap their only undefeated season in school history with a season sweep of the Seahawks. Quarterback C.J. Frazier threw five touchdown passes while Jerry Scott ran for 135 yards and a pair of scores.

Aug. 19, 2011: Bluffton 76, Hilton Head High 0

The Seahawks suffered their largest margin of defeat in school history, as Bluffton built a 57-0 halftime lead before registering the season-opening win. Jerry Scott led the way, grabbing two touchdown catches while rushing for two more.

Oct. 29, 2010: Bluffton 37, Hilton Head High 0

Eric Boyles scored four first-half touchdowns to help Bluffton sweep the season series. A Cane Bay win over Berkeley during the game combined with a Bobcats victory to deliver Bluffton its first Region 7-AAA championship.

Aug. 21, 2010: Bluffton 39, Hilton Head High 0

Desmond Jenkins hauled in a 78-yard touchdown from Corey Stoner before adding another pair of scores on the ground, and Bluffton captured the program's first Bridge Bowl victory.

Oct. 30, 2009: Hilton Head High 55, Bluffton 12

The Seahawks capped the regular season with their most dominant Bridge Bowl victory to date. Hilton Head High won its final four Region 8-AAA games to finish second in the conference and earn a home playoff game, a three-point loss to Socastee.

Oct. 21, 2008: Hilton Head High 28, Bluffton 10

Hilton Head High completed an undefeated Region 8-AAA season with its third straight win over Bluffton. Marcus Green led the way, rushing for 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Oct. 27, 2007: Hilton Head High 27, Bluffton 15

Marcus Green ran for 125 yards and three touchdowns, as Hilton Head High held off Bluffton despite leading only 12-9 at the half. The win denied Bluffton a chance at the playoffs, as the Bobcats finished 4-6.

Oct. 28, 2006: Hillton Head High 10, Bluffton 0

The Seahawks emerge with a victory in the first installment of the Bridge Bowl, a downpour at Bobcats Stadium. Michael Boher booted a 30-yard field goal to break a scoreless tie in the third quarter before Cavin Sunkins sealed Bluffton's fate with a 2-yard touchdown run.

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