COLUMBIA -- Orangeburg Prep completed a second-half comeback on Friday night to defeat Heathwood Hall 17-12 after trailing 12-0 at the half.
Collin Bair scored from five yards out with 2:51 left in the third quarter. Andrew Brickle added the PAT to bring the score to 12-7. The Indian defense held the Highlanders to a short series that led to a Will Summers interception. The resulting drive found Collin Bair in the end zone again from 16 yards out with 11:53 to go in the fourth quarter.
The Highlanders jumped offside on the PAT attempt and the Indians looked again to Collin Bair to plunge in from a yard and half to bring the score to 15-12 Indians.
The Indians and Highlanders traded possessions following the score. John Henry Reynolds hit a 52-yard punt to pin the Highlanders at their two-yard line. Two plays later the Indian defense forced the Highlanders into an intentional grounding from the end zone, which was ruled a safety to put the Indians up 17-12. The Indians' defense came up again big and held the Highlanders to a turnover on downs and the Indians ran out the clock to run their record to 6-3 (2-3) on the year.
Collin Bair had eight carries for 55 yards and two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. Bill Metts had 86 yards on 19 carries. Andrew Brickle had 46 yards on 11 carries. Trace Furtick completed 3 of five passes for 33 yards.
Will Summers, Evan Lambrecht and Andrew Brickle had receptions for the Indians.
The Indian offensive line secured the line of scrimmage in the second half for the Indians. The play of Billy Garner, Matheson Wannamaker, Darby Self, David Jones, Braxton Wannamaker and Joshua Hutto paved the wave offensively for the Indian victory.
Defensively, Will Summers had 10 tackles and an interception with an 18-yard return. John Henry Reynolds, Parker Kuck and Wesley Wells had 10 tackles, while Collin Bair, Matheson Wannamaker, Carson Fogle, and David jones recorded a sack each and Andrew Brickle had two sacks. The Indian defense held Heathwood Hall to four first downs in the second half.
The Indians travel to Mount Pleasant on Friday, October 27, to take on Oceanside Collegiate.
Calhoun County 13
ST. MATTHEWS -- Calhoun County scored two first-quarter touchdowns on their first two drives of the game and held on for a 13-12 win against Allendale-Fairfax on Friday.
It was the first Region 5-2A win for the Saints (2-7 overall, 1-3 in region), who earned a playoff berth with the home victory.
Andrew Isgett passed 8-for-17 for 188 yards and a touchdown.
Isgett connected with Willie Brown on a pass for the opening score, giving the Saints the early lead.
Calhoun County then recovered a squib kick to begin a second offensive drive. Ethan Tullock finished that drive with a rushing touchdown.
The Saints held the Tigers (1-9 overall, 0-4 in region) to just 167 total yards of offense. But A-F completed a 95-yard drive with a late touchdown, before recovering the onside kick in the final minute of play. The Tigers reached the red zone, inside the 10-yard line in the final seconds, but were denied by the Saints defense.
"That's the best defensive effort our team has had in a long time," Calhoun County athletic director and interim head coach Justin Farmer said. "It's a great win for our team and for our community."
Tullock had 12 carries for 33 yards and a TD. Raquarius Greene had two receptions for 94 yards. Brown had four receptions for 68 yards and a TD. Sterlyn Evans added one reception for 16 yards, while Dominic Gladden had one reception for 14 yards and a first down.
On defense, CC was led by Gladden with two sacks and three tackles, Stephon Pinckney with two sacks, Tullock with one sack, and Roshawn Scott with one sack.
CC will host Batbesburg-Leesville next Friday in their season finale at 7:30 p.m.
C.E. Murray 56
GREELEYVILLE -- Bethune-Bowman fell 56-20 at C.E. Murray on Friday night.
Braxton Wedgeworth scored first for the Mohawks (5-4 overall, 0-3 in Region 5-A) on a 30-yard punt return in the third quarter. The conversion pass failed.
Wedgeworth then connected with Jeylan Johnson for a 45-yard touchdown pass. The conversion pass failed.
Then, in the fourth quarter, Wedgeworth connected with Johnson on a 35-yard touchdown pass. Makiah Simmons ran in the conversion.
The Mohawks play host to Branchville next Friday to close out the regular season and Region 5-A play.
Military Magnet 28
NORTH CHARLESTON -- Military Magnet took a 28-22 win over Branchville on Friday.
The Yellow Jackets were led by Zach Wiles with 123 yards rushing, one touchdown, Wiles went 4-6 passing with 77 yards and a touchdown.
On defense, Jacob Watkins had 13 tackles and Jacob Delk had nine tackles with three tackles being for a loss.
Yellow Jackets had two 4th-quarter touchdowns called back, one for a penalty and one for an inadvertent whistle.
Branchville (4-5, 0-4) travels to Bethune-Bowman next Friday in the season finale at 7:30 p.m.
Patrick Henry 32
Calhoun Academy 22
ST. MATTHEWS -- Patrick Henry took a 32-22 victory over Calhoun Academy on Friday.
Caleb Crosby carried the ball 22 times for 269 yards, with touchdown runs from three and 56 yards for the Cavaliers. Crosby also had a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Crosby added a two-point conversion and connected with Seth Tyson for another two-point conversion.
Crosby led the defense with 21 tackles and Weston Davis had 19 tackles.
CA (1-7, 1-0) will travel to Wardlaw Academy next Friday at 7:30 p.m.
CORDOVA -- Josh Strickland passed for three first-half touchdowns and Jy Tolen passed for two first-half touchdowns as Gilbert scored all of its points in the two opening quarters of a 41-0 Region 5-3A game at Edisto on Friday.
DeAndre Cook ran for one touchdown, while Manny Bright caught three touchdown passes for the Indians (9-0 overall, 4-0 in region).
Cobe Perry led the Cougars with 100 yards rushing on seven carries. Brandon Antley and Jhadakis Holman led Edisto with six tackles.
Edisto is now 3-6 overall, 0-4 in region play, and will play at Swansea to close out the season next Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Northside Christian 34
Holly Hill Academy 20
HOLLY HILL -- Northside Christian defeated Holly Hill Academy 34-20 on Friday.
Grayson Hopkins scored on a 15-yard run, Hanks Avinger scored on 14-yard touchdown pass from Hopkins and Even Boyd scored on an eight-yard run.
HHA (1-7, 0-1) will travel to St. Johns Christian Academy on next Friday at 7:30 p.m.
NORTH -- Hunter-Kinard-Tyler defeated North 58-0 on Friday.
Camry James took opening kickoff 85 yards to open the scoring. James also scored on a 64-yard punt return and caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Devante Scott.
Scott had eight carries for 183 yards and a touchdown and was 4 for 6 for 120 yards and one TD.
Jarqwese Clemons led the Trojans defensively with 12 tackles and three pass break-ups, while Kerron Barr added eight tackles,
HKT (4-5, 4-2) will travel to Ridge-Spring-Monetta next Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Eagles (0-9, 0-6) will host Blackville-Hilda next Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Lake Marion 0
SANTEE -- Hanahan shut out Lake Marion 56-0 on Friday.
The Gators (0-9, 0-3) will travel to Manning in the season finale at 7:30 p.m. next Friday.
DENMARK -- Wagener-Salley defeated Denmark-Olar 28-14 on Friday.
The Vikings (2-7, 1-5) will travel to Williston-Elko next Friday at 7:30 p.m.