Running back TJ Brady led Hammond with 20 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns as the Skyhawks earned their eighth consecutive SCISA 3A championship berth with a 28-26 victory against Orangeburg Prep on Friday.
Brady added 120 yards and a touchdown receiving. At quarterback, Nick Garrett completed all four of his attempts and rushed for 90 yards. On defense, Doak Fisher posted an interception and a blocked field goal.
Orangeburg Prep’s season ended at 11-2.
After winning eight straight games, Hammond (10-3) will play undefeated Wilson Hall in the title game on Nov. 23 at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.
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O — Derek Andrews 64 punt return (kick good)
O — Marion McMurray 4 run (kick failed)
H — TJ Brady 24 run (Bill Horst kick)
O — Cameron Thompson 26 blocked punt return (kick good)
H — Nick Garrett 12 run (Horst kick)
H — Brady 68 pass from Nick Garrett (Horst kick)
H — Brady 28 run (Horst kick)
H — McMurray 8 run (run failed)
PELION 20, CRESCENT 14
At Pelion, Isaiah Jenkins led the Panthers into the third round of the Class 2A Division I playoffs with 11 carries for 117 yards against Crescent. Quarterback Zach Hawkins also posted 117 yards of offense, with a touchdown pass among his three completions.
The Panthers’ defense held the Tigers to 203 yards, 73 in their second-half shutout.
Pelion (7-4) goes to Cheraw next. Crescent finishes 8-4.
C — Anthony Adger 23 run (Justin Parnell kick)
P — Ervin Green 5 run (run failed)
C — Dalston Davis 16 run (Parnell kick)
P — Quincy Kershaw 14 run (run failed)
P — Dan Hawkins 5 pass from Zach Hawkins (Zach Hawkins run)
CHERAW 26, COLUMBIA 6
At Cheraw, Khalil Newton posted 141 yards rushing on 22 carries as the Braves (7-4) took down the Capitals (4-8).
The Capitals were limited to 91 yards of offense, with quarterback William Gossette accounting for 50 yards.
Cheraw hosts Pelion next week.
CH: Randall Watson 1 run (kick failed)
CH: Khalil Newton 15 run (Dimitri Brown pass from Robert Pitts)
CO: Julius Mack 13 pass from William Gossette (pass failed)
CH: Mark Bowman 5 run (pass failed)
CH: Watson 32 interception return (kick blocked)
NEWBERRY 21, PENDLETON 9
At Pendleton, the Newberry Bulldogs improved to 9-3 and advanced to the third round. Pendleton finishes 6-5. Newberry will travel to Winnsboro to face Fairfield Central next week.
FAIRFIELD CENTRAL 25, KEENAN 0
At Fairfield Central, the Griffins edged the Raiders to improve 11-0.
Keenan dropped to 7-5. Fairfield Central takes on Newberry (9-3) next week.