On the road for gridiron games

WHHS' Players of the Game against the Estill Gators.
Wade Hampton High School celebrates its Lineman of the Week.

Even as local high school varsity football teams recognize their top players from last week’s games, they prepare for some tough contests ahead this Friday night. Two local varsity teams will be on the road in gridiron action, but the other had a cancellation. 

The Patrick Henry Academy Patriots were scheduled to travel to Charleston to play Cathedral Academy in its first region game of the year, but this game has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

The 1-1 Estill High School Gators will be at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School for a 7:30 p.m. match-up.

The 2-0 Wade Hampton High School Red Devils will kick off at May River High at 7:30 p.m.

PHA's John Gardner Griner stiff-arms a defender.


PHA kicks off 50th season with overwhelming win

By Jeffrey Strickland

BATESBURG — After waiting two weeks to play a game because other schools cancelled due to COVID protocols, Patrick Henry Academy kicked off its 50th season in style, overwhelming the WW King Academy Knights 60-14.

King was unable to stop the Patriot rushing attack anchored by the blocking of ends Tillman Padgett and Liam Peeples and interior linemen Carter Rivers, Walton DeLoach, and Cohen Freeman, giving up 356 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns.