High School Sports

Prep Football Roundup, Sept. 3

Whale Branch 50, Military Magnet 14

Andre Watson had three touchdown runs, and Josh Fields added a long touchdown catch and a kickoff return for a score to help Whale Branch remain undefeated Friday with a 50-14 win over Military Magnet.

Watson had scoring runs of 55, 20 and 4 yards. Fields caught a 74-yard scoring strike from Brandon Morton, one of two TD passes on the night for him. Dee Delaney had a 26-yard TD catch.

John Little added a 12-yard TD run for the Warriors (3-0), who also scored a safety on defense.

Whale Branch is off next week before opening their Region 5-A schedule the following week against Hardeeville.

Hilton Head Christian 35, Florence Christian 22

Freshman quarterback Caleb Lewis was 12 for 15 passing for 187 yards and four touchdowns -- most of that going to Alex Martin -- as the Eagles picked up their first win of the season on the road Friday night in Florence.

Martin finished with seven catches for 123 yards and three TDs, and C.J. Evanofski had a 12-yard TD reception for the Eagles (1-1), who jumped out to a 35-0 lead at halftime. Brad Meccariello had nine rushes for 118 yards, and Tyler Chisholm had 10 carries for 57 yards while going 5 for 5 on extra-point attempts.

Kyle Weaver recovered a fumble in the end zone to score a defensive TD for the Christian Academy.

George Tesoniero had an interception and a sack, and Martin and Zach Reynolds each had an interception. Clay Oliver had five tackles for the Eagles, who play at First Baptist on Friday.

Thomas Heyward 21, Bible Baptist 0

Ryan Day had touchdown runs of 29 and 7 yards, quarterback JD Tuten found Bryan Lee Wade from 18 yards out for another score and the Rebels opened their season at home by blanking the SCISAA Class 1-A runners-up from 2010.

Day finished with 175 yards rushing on 13 carries. Tuten completed 4 of 10 passes for 81 yards and no interceptions.

Senior Jonathan Halker had a team-high 12 tackles for the Rebels, who travel next week to Northwood Academy.

W.W. King 48, Beaufort Academy 34

Beaufort Academy had 290 yards of offense by halftime and only trailed 28-22, but the visitors outscored the Eagles 12-0 in the third quarter to pull away in the SCISAA 8-man contest.

Quarterback Gibson Achurch had a huge night, going 13 for 14 passing for 259 yards and two touchdowns. Jack Griffith had seven receptions for 161 yards and a TD. He also had two TDs rushing. Billy Dailey and Ray Aiello added TDs for Beaufort Academy (0-3), which also got a two-point conversion from Tucker Trask.

Griffth led the defense with 12 tackles, and Dailey added 10. Adam Chahin had six stops and a fumble recovery for the Eagles, who host Jefferson Davis on Friday.


Ashley Hall 9, Hilton Head Christian 0: The Eagles (0-2 overall, 0-1 region) started their region schedule off with a tough loss on the road Thursday.

Singles: No. 1 Narni Summerall def. Monica Bundy 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Courtney Geiss def. Lindsey Lane 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 Margaret Ledgerton def. Audrey Bennett 6-0, 6-2; No. 4 Rossi Anastopulo def. Kate Bennett 6-1, 6-1; No. 5 Sallie Chamberlain def. Francesca Guidobono 6-3, 6-1; No. 6 Morgan Schweers def. Carly Munn 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles: No. 1 Charlotte Swanson/Tiffany Dye def. Bundy/Lane 8-4; No. 2 Ellen Hudson Brown/Annie Reese def. A. Bennett/K. Bennett 8-6; No. 3 Gamble Ouzts/Piper Schaberg def. Munn/Guidobono 8-5.