Andrew Slade threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead Christ Church to its 54th consecutive victory and its fourth consecutive Class A, Division I state championship with a 23-14 win against Bamberg-Ehrhardt on Friday night.
Slade passed for 193 yards and two touchdowns in the opening half as the Cavaliers (14-0) took a 16-7 lead at the break. He added a 1-yard rushing TD in the third quarter to finish a 76-yard, 12-play drive to put Christ Church up 23-7.
Bamberg-Ehrhardt (12-2) got a 95-yard kickoff return touchdown from Keyshawn Orr to cut into the lead after Slade's scoring run. But the Red Raiders got no closer.
The championship game was postponed a week because of a protest against Bamberg-Ehrhardt to the South Carolina High School League. The state governing body, however, ruled the Red Raiders could play for the title.
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Westwood’s Summers honored Westwood’s Rodney Summers has been named coach of the year by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association at the eleventh annual Palmetto Champions All-Star Football Banquet this week.
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Lineman of the Year: Zackary Bailey, Summerville
Specialist Team Player of the Year: Cedarius Rookard, Spartanburg