There were a couple of scary moments in Hilton Head Island's 28-9 victory over Bluffton in Friday night's Bridge Bowl at Hilton Head Island High School after a player from each team was taken from the field on a stretcher and carted away in an ambulance.
Both players are expected to make a full recovery.
With the game scoreless in the first quarter, Hilton Head High offensive lineman Emmanuel Lofton suffered a broken left fibula, according to Seahawks head football coach B.J. Payne.
"Right now, they're saying surgery on Monday," Payne said.
Payne said Lofton, a senior, was blocking on a running play when a would-be tackler hit his lower leg. He'll miss the remainder of the season.
Then, with the Seahawks leading comfortably and just more than 5 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Bluffton wide receiver Tyrese Sandgren attempted to make a leaping catch and, after contact with a defender, came down on his head and neck.
After spending several minutes on the field, Sandgren was moved onto a backboard and strapped to a stretcher.
The junior had movement in all of his extremities. Bluffton head coach Ken Cribb said he was evaluated for precautionary reasons.
"Tyrese is home and is going to be fine," Cribb said.