While Hilton Head Christian Academy defeated Thomas Heyward Academy 29-22 on Saturday to win the SCISAA 2-A championship to conclude their football seasons, two players from each team will play on and try to impress college recruiters in the eighth annual Oasis Shrine All-Star Classic at 1 p.m. Saturday at Coach Joe Popp Stadium in Mooresville, N.C.
Hilton Head Christian's Tyler Chisholm and Jamario Williams will join Thomas Heyward's Ryan Day and J.D. Tuten in the postseason matchup that pits the best independent school athletes from South Carolina against those from North Carolina.
SEAHAWKS RUNNING IN CHARLOTTE
Eighteen area runners will be among the more than 2,500 cross country runners taking part in the 34th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships on Saturday at McAlpine Park in Charlotte.
Hilton Head Island's Jack Manesiotis missed qualifying for the national championship last year by only two spots and will be competing again this year, along with the Seahawks' top female runner, Faith Lifer.
The top 10 runners in the championship races will qualify for the nationals to be held Dec. 8 in San Diego, Calif.
Also running will be Carley McGlinn, Ciara McMahon, Abbigale Gross, Nora Parker, Colton Hennessey, Sean McMahon, Noa Pagatpatan, Jack Beattie, Sam Beattie, Kris Geiger, Gregory McGlinn, Reed Parker, Chase Sanders, Weston Sanders and Ester Anderson.
In its first appearance at the Class 3-A state championship in four years, the Hilton Head Island High School cheerleading squad finished eighth among 16 teams on Saturday at the BI-LO Center in Greenville.
The Seahawks scored 232 points. Chapin won the championship with 282 points.
Bluffton, with 198 points, finished 16th among 16 teams in the 4-A competition. Boiling Springs was the champion with 273 points.