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Cobras finish second in region, head to playoffs

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Summerville – Considering the amount of production and experience lost from last year’s 10-win team, a 5-5 record may not be all that bad for the Cane Bay Cobras in 2018.

Add in some key injuries that have depleted the overall depth, particularly at quarterback, and the fact that Cane Bay was able to navigate the season and earn a spot in the AAAAA playoffs deserves praise.

The Cobras finished as the runner-up to Berkeley in region 7-AAAAA, posting a 3-2 record with region losses to Wando and Berkeley. Cane Bay earned a home game in the first-round of the playoffs against a familiar opponent, West Ashley.

The two teams opened the season back in August against each other with West Ashley claiming a 26-23 win with a late field goal to win it. West Ashley also finished the regular season at 5-5 and was third in region 8-AAAAA.

Cane Bay has lost two quarterbacks to injury this season. Starter Elijah Bey was off to a great start with nearly 700 yards rushing before an injury against Summerville pushed him to the sidelines for the rest of the season.

Junior Alex Mart stepped in admirably, leading the Cobras to a solid win over Stratford with three touchdowns. However, he injured an ankle bad enough to force freshman running back Xavier Mitchell-Brown under center.

Mack Dudley and Micah Staggers have been able to take some of the pressure off as two senior running backs. The duo combined for three touchdowns in a regular season finale win over James Island on November 2.

While the football team continues its season, the other fall sports at Cane Bay have wrapped up for the season.

The cross country program enjoyed solid success during the season with the girls team earning a spot in the Class AAAAA state meet. The team finished third in the region seven meet.

Senior Melanie Murray was the team’s top runner at the region meet, finishing 11th. She finished 77th in the state meet.

Freshman Emily Trotter finished 13th in the region race and claimed 66th in the state meet. Eighth-grader Alyssa Babin was 21st at the region meet and freshman Kaitlyn Rivers finished 23rd. Eighth-graders Kennedy Agnew and Greta Oswald gained valuable experience this fall, and junior Haleemah Ajagbe ran in the region meet as well.

The boys’ top runner this fall was junior Robert Perrecone, who ended up his season with a 14th-place finish in the region seven meet. Senior Chandler Corson was 20th and senior Collin Connor finished 26th. Freshman Adrian Ortiz was 27th, followed by freshman Jake Jaedike, junior Ethan Gehling and freshman Matthew Perrecone.

Cane Bay also was represented at the AAAA state swimming championships by Vivian Nelson, who qualified in the 100-yard breaststroke. She finished 19th at the state meet.

 

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