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Trojans poised to defend state title UPDATED

Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:20 p.m.

 Cross has waited almost 10 months to defend its Class A Division II state championship.The Trojans field the most potent backfield of any school at …

Chargers aiming for a return to glory UPDATED

Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:37 p.m.

 The Northwood Academy Chargers have been on a decline since last playing for a SCISA championship in 2009. However, second-year coach Phillip Keefe can see things turning around, beginning this fall. The Chargers, with 29 players, have one of the larger rosters in SCISA Class AA and bring back some proven offensive commodities.“We do return …

Patriots stand to be strong up front UPDATED

Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:22 p.m.

 The Patriots should be strong in the trenches this season, but they will open their campaign with some largely untested skill-position players.“We lost some guys in the secondary and on offense we lost all our skill guys,” Fort Dorchester coach Steve LaPrad said. “Our question mark going into the season is our skill positions. …

Will Knights party like it’s 1999? UPDATED

Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:32 p.m.

 Stratford High School fans have every reason to be more than just a tad giddy about the upcoming season. Crowfield Avenue figures to be rocking as …

Third year the charm for Stags?

Sunday, September 1, 2013 10:23 p.m.

They say, “The third time is the charm.”That’s what Berkeley Stags football fans are expecting. This year is it for the Stags.After coming off a pair of sub-.500 seasons the Stags field a team stocked with 52 juniors and seniors with two seasons of experience. It’s a team Coach Jeff Cruce hopes to get over the hump. …

Swamp Foxes are putting the pieces together UPDATED

Sunday, September 1, 2013 10:24 p.m.

 As the season nears, the Ashley Ridge football team remains a work in progress, but things are coming together for the Swamp Foxes.Ashley Ridge lost several key starters to graduation, but the team does have a foundation on which to build.“We have some pieces to the puzzle, but we still have some spots to fill in,” Swamp Fox coach …

Panthers field small squad, but have experienced leaders UPDATED

Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:39 p.m.

 First year Pinewood Head Coach Michael Wright is looking for his players to have a great experience this season while continuing to learn, grow and develop.“I want this team to be successful,” said Wright, who spent the past decade at the Flint Hill School in Fairfax, Va. “Success is measured by wins and losses so ideally I …

Hawks another county squad eyeing crown UPDATED

Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:35 p.m.

 As far as what a team looks like on paper, the Hanahan Hawks have to be considered a legitimate player in the chase for the Class AAA crown this fall.The Hawks were 11-2 last season and bring back essentially all of the key pieces on their defense. So, if defense truly wins championships, count Hanahan as a force to be reckoned with both in the …

Gators in state championship conversation – again UPDATED

Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:23 p.m.

  It’s gotten to be commonplace at Goose Creek High School to say the Gators should contend for a state crown.That is once again a legitimate …

Cobras more athletic in 2013 UPDATED

Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:17 p.m.

The Cane Bay Cobras had a competitive first year in Class AAAA and are changing their identity a bit to match their personnel as they head into their …

Green Wave returns a lot of talent UPDATED

Sunday, September 1, 2013 10:21 p.m.

The Green Wave football team returns several starters, has some top-notch talent and is poised to make some noise this season.Summerville had a slow start in 2012 but finished strong to claim another region championship. Along the way, younger players developed and a veteran coaching staff ironed out some kinks so the Wave enters its 2013 campaign …

Cavs starting from square one UPDATED

Sunday, September 1, 2013 10:18 p.m.

  In 2012 the St. John’s Christian Academy Cavaliers reached the pinnacle of SCISA 8-Man Football by winning the Lower State Championship and earning a shot at the state title. The Cavaliers missed the brass ring, falling 58-42 to Wardlaw.Nine months later it’s time to pick up the pieces with a new lineup and a new football coach in …

Green Wave shuts out Cobras UPDATED

Friday, August 30, 2013 1:30 a.m.

At times it wasn't pretty, but in the end Summerville's season opener was sweet for Green Wave fans.Summerville avenged a loss in its 2012 season …

Cobras, Wave on Thursday Night Lights UPDATED

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 9:43 a.m.

 When Cane Bay made the jump up to Class AAAA after two years each at classifications below, people wondered just how the Cobras would fit into the …

Green Wave passing attack potent at Sertoma Classic UPDATED

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:28 p.m.

The Green Wave shutout the two-time defending Class AA state champion for two quarters Friday.Summerville looked strong as it earned a 17-0 victory …

Green Wave out for revenge UPDATED

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:30 p.m.

In the series debut between the teams Cane Bay got the best of Summerville but the Cobras will face a more experienced Green Wave team in the rematch.Summerville hosts Cane Bay at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for the second-ever meeting between the squads. The game will be televised locally on myTVCharleston.When Cane Bay made the jump to Class AAAA last …

Swamp Foxes tie Wolverines at Sertoma Classic UPDATED

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:25 p.m.

 The Ashley Ridge football team matched Woodland’s production Friday but the Swamp Foxes also lost one of their key defensive players last week. …

Patriots blank Warriors at Sertoma Classic UPDATED

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 10:36 p.m.

 The Patriots shutout their opponent Friday night.Fort Dorchester earned a 12-0 win over Stall during a one-quarter scrimmage that was part of the …

Swamp Fox fans shouldn’t fret just yet UPDATED

Thursday, November 22, 2012 12:01 a.m.

Many probably look at the Swamp Foxes' 4-8 record this football season as a step back. But maybe it is just a step onto a building block. A year ago Ashley Ridge won its first football region championship en route to advancing to the semi-finals of the state playoffs so naturally Swamp Fox fans were disappointed this year. However, don't forget …

Patriots hope to rebound from tough season UPDATED

Thursday, November 22, 2012 12:01 a.m.

The 2012 football season was one riddled with injury and heartache for Fort Dorchester High School, but the Patriot faithful can take some positive things away from it. After having some key players move out of the area this summer, the Patriots suffered 13 season-ending injuries this season. “It was astonishing,” Fort coach Steve …

Green Wave to play “tricky” Bobcats for region title UPDATED

Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:01 a.m.

The Green Wave football team will play Bluffton for the Region 8-AAAA Championship Friday.Summerville (6-4, 4-0), which is riding a four-game winning …

Pinewood finishes the season at 1-9 UPDATED

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:01 a.m.

This season has been long and difficult for the Pinewood Panthers and, on the whole, Friday night's game against the visiting Cyclones of Porter- …

Anderson leads Green Wave to historic victory over Swamp Foxes UPDATED

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:01 a.m.

The Green Wave got down to business early and limited the Swamp Foxes' shots at the end zone Friday to earn coach John McKissick his 600th coaching victory. Summerville High School earned a 37-21 victory over crosstown rival Ashley Ridge in front of a large crowd at The Swamp. With the victory, McKissick became the first football coach at any …

Patriots to host Swamp Foxes for Thursday Night Lights UPDATED

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:01 a.m.

The Patriots and Swamp Foxes square off Thursday for a game that will give one of them the advantage in the series. The teams have played on the gridiron twice with Fort Dorchester taking the first meeting and Ashley Ridge winning the rematch last season. The Patriots have a lot to gain as they enter the game with a 5-5 record and a 2-2 mark in …

McKissick had some help along the way UPDATED

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:01 a.m.

A long list of faithful Green Wave assistant coaches can also take pride in John McKissick’s 600th victory.During McKissick’s tenure at …

McKissick isn't looking past Cougars UPDATED

Thursday, October 18, 2012 12:01 a.m.

Right now nothing would be better to the Cougars than spoiling the Green Wave's homecoming.Summerville hosts Colleton County for its homecoming game …

Panthers lose to Highlanders UPDATED

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:01 a.m.

The Highlanders of Heathwood Hall paid a visit to the Lowcountry Friday night and came away with a convincing 39-19 victory over the Pinewood Panthers. The Panthers were game for a half, hanging in with a 13-13 tie. In the second half, the Pinewood defense was worn down and the visitors scored on every drive but their last when the clock stopped …

Patriots stifle Cougars UPDATED

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:01 a.m.

The Patriot defense didn't surrender a single score Friday, but did produce one as Fort Dorchester earned a 42-7 win over Colleton County.Fort …

Green Wave spoils Beaufort's homecoming UPDATED

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:01 a.m.

The Green Wave football team evened its record Friday with a 45-28 win at Beaufort.Summerville (4-4, 2-0 in Region 8-AAAA) jumped out to a 24-0 lead …

Bobcats still perfect after skirmish with Swamp Foxes UPDATED

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 12:01 a.m.

The Ashley Ridge football team was competitive Friday, but was unable to upset undefeated Bluffton. The Bobcats earned a 37-20 win to improve to 8-0 on the season with a 2-0 mark in Region 8-AAAA. For the Swamp Foxes (2-6, 1-1), the game was reminiscent of their encounters with Wando and Cane Bay earlier this season. “I feel we let our game …

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