First Baptist Defends Region Title; Magnet Slams Burke; Cyclones Sputter Late             

Tylan Major finished four catches for 109 yards and the two scores for First Baptist Friday.

First Baptist secured the SCISA Region 1-AA championship with a 38-7 win over St. Andrew's Friday in Savannah, Ga.  Both teams entered the region showdown undefeated.  St. Andrew's had allowed just six points all season.  First Baptist scored 31 unanswered points in the second half, 21 in the third quarter alone, to secure its second straight region title.  Hurricanes junior running back Michel Dukes rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns averaging better than six yards per carry.  Dukes broke touchdown runs of 30 and 22 yards in the third quarter to open a 20-7 Hurricanes advantage.  Tylan Major and Tremez Brown connected on a 36-yard touchdown pass later in the quarter, to go with their 40-yard score in the first quarter, that sent the Hurricanes into the fourth ahead 28-7.  Major finished four catches for 109 yards and the two scores and played a significant role at punt returner, setting the Canes up inside the St. Andrew's 40-yard line four times in the third quarter.  Brown threw for 131 yards and three touchdowns, completing either of his 13 attempts.  First Baptist (7-0, 3-0) closes its regular season against Northwood Friday at home on James Island.

Schlosser Powers Raptors Past Bulldogs

Steven Schlosser put together for 284 yards and four touchdowns to carry Academic Magnet past Burke, 34-3, Friday in Charleston.  The Raptors junior back rushed for 156 yards and three scores, averaging 7 yards per carry.  He caught three passes for 86 yards and another score and completed three of four pass attempts for 44 yards.  Schlosser also led the team with 10 tackles, and handled kickoff and punt return duties.  Magnet quarterback Will Jordan passed for 86 yards and a touchdown.  Jordan also returned an interception 61 yards for a defensive score.  The Raptors led 21-3 at halftime, shutting the Bulldogs out through the final three quarters.  Academic Magnet (3-5, 2-2) is positioned fourth in Region 6-AA headed into its regular season finale at Woodland (5-4, 3-1) on Friday.  The Raptors hold wins over both teams, North Charleston and Burke, trailing them for the region's final playoff bid.

Swamcats Slip Past Cyclones

Laurence Manning scored 26 points in the fourth quarter to survive Porter-Gaud, 47-28 Friday in Manning.  The Swampcats' 47points are the most scored against a Cyclones defense since 2013.  Porter-Gaud trailed 21-7 at the half.  The Cyclones scored 14 unanswered in the third quarter though and traded scores with the Swampcats early in the fourth to pull even at 28.  Laurence Manning (7-2, 4-2) closed the game on a 19-0 run to slide a game ahead of the Cyclones in the SCISA AAA standings.  Porter-Gaud quarterback Andrew Thomas passed for 323 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions.  Thomas hit seven different receivers, averaging 14 yards per completion.  He ran for another 39 yards.  Charles Hartstock led the Cyclones receiving corps with six catches for 146 yards and two scores.  Caleb Pierce added four catches for 123 yards and Walker Coleman caught six for 22 yards and one score.  Pierce turned in 16 tackles on defense, three for a loss, while Graham Kaplan led the Cyclones with 17 tackles, two for a loss, with a sack and forced fumble.  Porter-Gaud (5-4, 3-3) hosts a Pinewood Prep (4-5, 3-3)in its regular season finale Friday in Charleston.