Bluffton 50, Lake Marion 0
The undefeated Bobcats used their typical mix of defense and offense to run away with another victory, opening their Region 7-AAA schedule with a shutout at Lake Marion.
Quarterback C.J. Frazier threw for about 250 yards and three touchdowns, Eric Boyles had more than 100 receiving yards and two scores, and Dimitri Lowry also went over 100 yards receiving with one touchdown. Zachary Scott led the rushing attack and scored once. B.J. Hill added a fourth-quarter TD.
Michael Grant led the defense, scoring on an interception return and blocking a punt, which resulted in a safety. Hayden Gillespie also had an interception return for a TD, and Khalil Mitchell made an interception late in the game to preserve the shutout for the Bobcats. Jeremy Scott had six tackles and four pass breakups while covering Lake Marion's top receiver.
As a team, the Bobcats (6-0 overall, 1-0 region) forced five turnovers and had three sacks.
Bluffton hosts Cane Bay at 7:30 p.m. Friday for homecoming.
Bethune-Bowman 8, Hardeeville 6
Dominque Riley scored on a 55-yard touchdown pass from Philip Harris with seven seconds remaining, but the Hurricanes failed on the 2-point conversion.
Earlier in the game, Hardeeville (0-6 overall, 0-3 Region 5-A) had an apparent kickoff return for a touchdown negated because of a block in the back.
The Hurricanes play at Bamberg-Ehrhardt at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Thomas Heyward Academy 48, Robert E. Lee 12
Ryan Day ran three times for 106 yards and two touchdowns, and he added a 95-yard kickoff return for a score as the Rebels bolted out to a 48-6 by halftime en route to an easy non-region win.
Quarterback JD Tuten had 44 rushing yards and was 4-for-6 passing for 70 yards and 3 scores. Bryan Lee Wade had two of those touchdown catches and Dylan Crosby had the other for the Rebels (6-0).
Jonathan Halker and Josh Mason led the defense with six tackles apiece.
The Rebels play at First Baptist on Friday.
Hilton Head Christian 39, St. Andrew's 0
The Eagles got all the heavy lifting done in the first half, scoring all their points before the break and cruising from there.
Caleb Lewis threw for two scores, Brad Meccariello ran for two, and Tyler Chisholm ran for a touchdown and caught another. Chisholm also had a 43-yard field goal and kicked four extra points for the Eagles (5-1 overall, 2-0 SCISAA Region 2-AA).
Lewis was 9 for 14 passing for 113 yards. Alex Martin had four receptions for 28 yards. C.J. Evanofski had a touchdown catch. Chisholm led the team with 62 receiving yards, 50 coming on a second-quarter touchdown. Chisholm also led the team with six carries for 40 yards.
Jack Ennis, Kyle Weaver and Evanofski had fumble recoveries, and Alex Cooler had an interception for the Eagles. Clay Oliver and Chandler Jackson had four tackles apiece.
The Eagles held St. Andrew's (0-6, 0-2) to around 100 yards of total offense, according to Hilton Head Christian coach Tommy Lewis.
Hilton Head Christian plays a non-region game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Palmetto Christian in Mount Pleasant.
Patrick Henry 58, Beaufort Academy 6
The visiting Patriots pounded away at the Eagles, going up 14-0 after one quarter and leading 22-6 at halftime before breaking open the game by outscoring Beaufort Academy 20-0 in the third quarter.
"They wore us down," Beaufort Academy coach Wheatley Alford said. "They didn't do anything fancy. They came right at us, running the ball."
Billy Dailey had 13 carries for 126 yards, and Jack Griffith added 97 rushing yards on 15 carries for the Eagles (2-5 overall, 1-1 region).
Patrick Henry limited the Eagles' passing attack, as Gibson Achurch was 11 for 16 passing for 58 yards, one touchdown and one interception. John Sturgis had an 8-yard TD catch in the second quarter.
Griffith led the defense with eight tackles and a fumble recovery. Dailey added five tackles and forced a fumble. Hunter Bradshaw added a fumble recovery for the Eagles, who host James Island Christian at 7:30 p.m. Friday.