With a win Friday night, Ridgeland-Hardeeville could have clinched a share of the Region 6-AA championship.
Instead it was Bishop England (8-2, 7-0) that won the crown outright with a 35-13 win over the Jaguars at Jasper County Stadium in Ridgeland.
"It was a bad night to be a spread team," Ridgeland-Hardeeville coach Blake Raley said. "We had some chances and we just didn't get it done."
The Jaguars (6-4, 5-2) simply could not stop Bishops running back Nick Shiver.
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"We didn't tackle 20 all night," Raley said.
The senior rushed for 225 yards and scored all five of Bishop England's touchdowns.
For the Jaguars, quarterback D.J. Myers scored on a 1-yard plunge, and running back Marquis Griffin broke away for a 70-yard touchdown run.
Despite the loss, Raley said he thought the Jaguars would host a playoff game.