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47th annual Sertoma Classic kicks off football in Lowcountry

The 47th annual Hendrick Charleston Sertoma Football Classic got underway on Thursday night with four two-quarter games and two one-quarter exhibitions at Johnson Hagood Stadium in downtown Charleston.

Here’s a recap of the night’s events, which included plenty of offense.

North Charleston 30, Northwood Academy 0

Senior quarterback Yancey Washington tossed three touchdown passes and added a 29-yard rushing score to pace the Cougars to an impressive victory.

Washington connected on scoring tosses to Tyreke Simmons (88 yards), Nick Reed (56 yards) and Ahmad King (30 yards) before capping the night with his scoring jaunt. Washington finished with more than 200 total yards.

St. John’s 20, Cane Bay 15

Led by veteran quarterback Kam Smiley, the Class A Islanders topped AAAA Cane Bay, 20-15. Smiley scored on runs of one and two yards, and connected with tight end K.J. Robinson on a 74-yard touchdown pass in the half.

Smiley was named the Roddy White most valuable player for the night.

First Baptist 28, Military Magnet 0

The SCISA Class AA defending state champions clicked on all cylinders in their one quarter scrimmage against Military Magnet.

The Lowcountry’s top running back, junior Michel Dukes, scored on a 15-yard run in the opening minutes and added a 13-yard run late in the period. Quarterback Tremez Brown combined with Eddie Simmons on a 56-yard scoring pass and Tylan Major added a 61-yard interception return for a score.

Palmetto Christian 16, Military Magnet 7

Military Magnet played a second quarter, taking on another SCISA program in Palmetto Christian. Da’von Stuckey gave PCA an early lead with a 25-yard run and a two-point conversion.

Military Magnet got on the board when quarterback Kelvin Holman scampered in from 19 yards out. PCA answered with another good drive, capped by a touchdown pass from Chad Shimakonis to Stephen Hickman.

Oceanside Collegiate 8, Timberland 7

Wake Forest quarterback commit Sam Hartman made his Lowcountry debut against one of the area’s top programs. Hartman, who transferred from Davidson Day in Charlotte for his senior season, displayed strong passing skills despite being on the run for most of the half against Timberland’s speedy defense.

Hartman rallied his team late in the half, tossing a touchdown pass and converting a two-point conversion with 2:20 left in the second quarter for the 8-7 victory.

Timberland had the final possession of the half, reaching OCA territory before time expired.

The Wolves scored the only touchdown of the first quarter on a Roger Gibbs eight-yard run late in the opening quarter.

West Ashley 14, Stall 6

A good punt return set up West Ashley’s first touchdown with quarterback Kenyatta Jenkins scoring on a five-yard run late in the first quarter.

A second quarter fumble recovery at the Stall seven-yard line set the Wildcats up for a second score as Jenkins hit Dominique Kershaw on a 10-yard touchdown pass with 7:11 left in the period.

Stall got on the board with two minutes left in the contest with a touchdown pass from Corey Speights to Javaree Wrighten.

The second night of scrimmages will begin Friday at 5 p.m. with a two-quarter matchup between Burke and Charleston Charter of Math and Science. Pinewood Prep will take on Garrett Tech while Stratford plays Baptist Hill.

Rounding out the night will be Porter-Gaud and Academic Magnet, followed by Bishop England versus Goose Creek in the nightcap.

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