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A Look At SCISA AAA: Hammond Dynasty Continues But Undefeated First Baptist Could Challenge


By: Gerald Doolittle

Goose Creek, S.C.- The Hammond School Skyhawks of Coach Erik Kimrey appear to have the power to once again dominate SCISA Class 3-A in 2020 and win another title.

They have opened the season with three convincing wins over Ben Lippen (35-7), Porter-Gaud (54-7) and Wilson Hall (47-7).  Already standing 2-0 in Region One the Skyhawks have to get by Augusta Christin (4-0) and Heathwood Hall (3-1) to lock down another region title.

Last week against Wilson Hall the offense exploded in the first half to put the Barons down.  “We played sharp tonight,” said Kimrey. “We were off last week, and we challenged everybody to get better.”

Hammond scored on all six first half possessions and the first second half possession.  The Skyhawks had over 330 yards in the first half.  C J Stokes (jr) led the attack with 100 yards on eight carries for touchdown runs of 2 and 39 yards.  Cam Scott also had 3 receptions for 86 yards that included a 15-yard catch from Jack Weston for a touchdown.

Weston completed 7 of 8 passes for 116 yards.  Whit Muschamp (fr) came in and completed 4 of 8 passes for 76 yards that included a 39-yard bomb to Aiden Canzater (so) for a touchdown.  He also had a 23-yard run for a touchdown.

Cam Scott (jr) added a rushing and receiving touchdown.  Jack McCall (jr) had 70 yards rushing that included a 14-yard touchdown run.

The Augusta Christian Lions of Coach Andy Stickel are off to a hot start and have hopes of stopping the Hammond dominance of Region One. They hope to be 7-0 when they collide with the Skyhawks on October 16th.

After four games the Lions offense has been led by Zackery Blackwell (jr) who has rushed for 403 yards on 23 carries for 7 touchdowns.  Jacob Walker (sr) has added 201 yards on 6 carries for 3 touchdowns.  Pierce Finely (jr) comes in with 100 yards on 11 carries for 2 touchdowns.

Quarterback Jeb Bradford (so) has completed 12 of 16 passes for 247 yards for 5 touchdowns.  The favorite target for Bradford has been Terrence Vandiver (sr) with seven catches for 117 yards and 3 touchdowns. Walker has four catches for 88 yards and a touchdown.

The Lion defense has been led by seniors Eric Young and Andrew Thompson.  Also, playing well on defense has been Ben Bates (jr), Blackwell, J. Hansen,Wyatt Altman (jr), Wes Michaelson, BrendanWiley (jr) and S. Wiley (sr)

Coach Danny Lewis has the Heathwood Hall Highlanders off to their best start in several years.  They have wins over Laurence Manning (21-14), Ben Lippen (23-7) and Cardinal Newman (40-7).  Their only loss was to Augusta Christian (16-45)

The Offense has been led by Ronnie Porter (sr) with 297 rushing yards on 47 carries for 4 touchdowns.  Walker Draffin (jr) has added 150 yards on 22 carries for a touchdown.  Alex Lewis (sr) has 87 yards rushing on 24 carries for a touchdown.  From the quarterback slot Lewis has completed 9 of 19 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.  Rontarius Porter (jr) has rushed for 73 yards on 4 carries for a touchdown.

Josh Gary (sr) has completed 10 of 13 passes for 170 yards for 3 touchdowns.  He has also rushed for 59 yards on 8 carries.  Gary also has been on the receiving end of passes for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Highlander defense has been led by Ronnie Porter and Draffin with 23 and 21 tackles. Kalvin Tobias (sr) has tallied 16 followed by Rontarius Porter and William Lamar (sr) with 15 each.

Coach Adam Jarecki has his Wilson Hall Barons off to a 2-1 start.  The Barons have defeated Robert E. Lee (40-6) and Pinewood Prep (42-14) before losing to Hammond.

Going into the Hammond game the Baron rushing game was led by Doc Walker (jr) with 155 yards on 24 carries for 2 touchdowns.  Tate Sistare (jr) from the quarterback slot had 127 yards on seven carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns.  Sistare also had completed 6 of 15 passes for 112 yards.

Graham Van Patten (sr) had rushed for 108 yards on 17 carries for 1 touchdown and 1 reception for 44 yards.   W. Reese (jr) rushed for 88 yards on 17 carries for a touchdown.

The Baron defense has been powered by Cameron Coulter (so), W. Singleton (so), Max Kaziah , Hampton Watson, Hugh McLauren and Wade Payne.

The First Baptist School Hurricanes of Coach Johnny Waters are using a balanced offensive attack to win the Region Two title.

The Hurricanes rushing has been led by Davian Brown (fr) with 496 yards on 67 carries for 2 touchdowns.   Will Daniel (sr) has added 103 yards on 13 carries for 1 Touchdown.  Daniel from the quarterback slot has completed 42 of 69 passes for 849 yards and 9 touchdowns.

Daniel’s top target in the passing game has been Dove Fishburne (so) with 9 receptions for 307 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Jaylin Hayward (sr) has 9 receptions for 235 yards for 1 touchdown.  Sevaughn Washington (sr) has 10 receptions for 134 yards and John Ravenel (sr) has 10 receptions for 116 yards.

Laurence Manning (2-2), Porter-Gaud (1-2) and Trinity Collegiate (1-2) will be fighting for the next three playoff spots from Region Two.

The Laurence Manning offense has been led by quarterback Tyler June (so) who has completed 23 of 44 passes for 478 yards and 1 touchdown.  Jackson Brown (so) has rushed for 231 yards on 29 carries with 1 touchdown.  Nolan Osteen (jr) has 128 yards on 37 carries and 3 touchdowns.  Connor Smith has 125 yards on 26 carries and 1 touchdown.

The Trinity Collegiate Titans has been led by quarterback Caleb Rogers (sr) who has completed 12 of 18 passes for 198 yards and 1 touchdown.  He has rushed the ball for 146 yards on 30 carries.  Reggion Bennett (jr) has led the rushing with 277 yards on 28 carries for 6 touchdowns.

The Titan defense has been led by Dexter McRae, Camron Ellis (sr), Tim Brand (sr), Tracey Jackson , Tre McLeod (jr), Spencer Scott and William Duvall.


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