Bluffton 67, Estill 6
The Bluffton High School football team topped the 60-point mark for the fourth consecutive week while cruising to a 4-0 start, rolling to a 67-6 road win over Class 1-A Estill on Friday night.
The Bobcats led 52-0 at halftime.
The defense played its part in the scoring onslaught, accounting for three touchdowns. Michael Grant and Josh Black returned fumbles for touchdowns, and Jeremy Scott returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown. Ladarius Hughes sacked the quarterback four times.
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The offense continued its roll, with quarterback C.J. Frazier throwing for three scores, giving him 15 for the season.
Eric Boyles caught a touchdown and ran for another, and Jerry Scott and Dimitri Lowry also caught touchdowns. Fullback Zach Scott ran for a 70-yard touchdown.
The Bobcats look to improve to 5-0 for the second straight year with a home game against Wade Hampton next week.
Thomas Heyward 41, Northwood Academy 14
Ryan Day and a relentless rushing attack powered Thomas Heyward Academy to a convincing victory in its region opener Friday night in North Charleston, as the Rebels piled up 497 yards on the ground en route to a 41-14 win at Northwood Academy.
Day led the way with 241 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Rebels (2-0 overall, 1-0 SCISAA Region 2-AA).
Quarterback J.D. Tuten also had a big night, rushing for 141 yards and a pair of scores. He also was 4 of 8 passing for 105 yards and a touchdown, a 69-yarder to Bryan Lee Wade.
Hayden Daley also went into triple digits, racking up 110 rushing yards and a touchdown.
The Rebels only led 13-7 at halftime, but they broke away in the second half. They finished with 600 yards of total offense, while holding Northwood Academy to 265 yards -- 210 of which came through the air.
Jonathan Halker led the Rebels on defense, making seven tackles and an interception.
Thomas Heyward returns home next Friday, hosting Colleton Prep at 7:30 p.m.
Beaufort Academy 56, Jefferson Davis 0
Beaufort Academy steamrolled its way to its first victory of the season, running for 423 yards in a SCISAA 8-man contest Friday night.
Billy Dailey led the charge for the Eagles (1-3), picking up 183 yards on eight carries -- an average of 22.9 yards per attempt -- and scoring a touchdown. Jack Griffith added 118 yards and a score on eight carries, and he also had a 21-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Gibson Achurch. Achurch was perfect on the night, going 8 for 8 with 131 yards and a pair of scores.
Charlie Humphries and Ray Aiello also scored touchdowns for Beaufort Academy, which finished with 575 yards of total offense.
Adam Chachin led the Eagles' defense with nine tackles, three for loss. Achurch had a couple of interceptions on defense and four tackles. Hunter Bradshaw finished with five tackles and a pair of fumble recoveries for the Eagles, who travel to Greenwood Christian on Friday night.
Thomas Sumter 41, Hilton Head Prep 0
It was a rough night in Dalzell for Hilton Head Prep, which was held to 109 yards of total offense in suffering its first loss of the season.
Thomas Sumter bolted out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter and never looked back.
Jeremy Haidon accounted for much of the Dolphins' offense, picking up 36 rushing yards on nine carries, and passing for 43 yards and an interception. He also had 12 receiving yards.
Jon Dillon had three catches for 32 yards, and Teron Daley had two receptions for 14 yards.
Colin White led Prep's defense with 10 tackles and a forced fumble. Austin Baker added eight tackles and a sack, and Daley finished with 10 tackles. Haidon had five stops.
Hilton Head Prep (2-1) travels to Aynor -- a Class 2-A public school -- for a 7:30 p.m. game Friday.