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Hanahan High School

By Rob Gantt

Special to the HSSR

 

HANAHAN – Hanahan running back Quincy Mitchell is have an all-star type of season.

The Hawks senior, also a sprinting champion in track and field, has had a phenomenal few weeks for Hanahan. In a 34-28 win over Manning, Mitchell rushed for over 250 yards and five touchdowns, including scampers of 60 and 55 yards.

“We hope he can make the North-South at least,” HHS coach Charlie Patterson said. “I’ve sent the film. I doubt there is anybody out there that is faster than him. He’s gotten better at catching. That was something that hindered him a bit in the past but he’s really worked at developing his hands. And he’s hitting the hole. Used to he would try to get outside or stutter step.”

Mitchell had 258 yards rushing against Cane Bay and scored three times. He’s nearing 1,100 yards on the season and has 15 touchdowns on the ground.

He had 239 in a win over St. John’s and 188 more against Berkeley.

“There have been some times we’ve had some good blocking but there have been other times Quincy has made a great cut and nobody could tackle him or catch him,” Patterson said.

The Hawks (3-4) travel to St. Stephen to tangle with Berkeley County rival Timberland on Friday. The Wolves are coming off a 54-0 win over Lake Marion, one that gave their coach his 200th career win.

Timberland won last year, 41-35.

Wolves defensive back Roger Gibbs made an interception to preserve the victory for Timberland.

“They are a typical Timberland team,” Patterson said. “They’re a physical run team on the offensive side. They’re just going to keep pounding it in there and try to grind you down. Defensively, they’ve got athletes all over the field. Their defensive line is strong and quick. We’re going have to block well.”

Other weapons for the Hawks are quarterback Jake Ward, who is nearing 1,000 yards passing and a handful of receivers. Javante Grant was the primary target before an injury. Kavon Hilliard is over 20 catches on the season.

 

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