High School Sports

Saturday Morning Punter: I've got good news and bad news for area football teams

I can only come up with one explanation for what is unfolding under the Friday night lights of the Lowcountry this season -- we've stumbled into a bizarro world in which up is down, left is right, and defense is almost non-existent.

How else to explain how two traditionally strong defenses in Hilton Head High and Ridgeland could find themselves in a 49-42 shootout, how Hilton Head Prep could score 50 ... and lose, how only four area teams could have winning records at the midpoint of the regular season ... and two of them are Ridgeland and Hardeeville (which combined for five wins in 2008), and how the longest-tenured sports writer at the Beaufort Gazette and The Island Packet could be in last place in the staff picks competition?

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