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.
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.
Back of the Year: Dupree Hart, Northwestern
Lineman of the Year: Zackary Bailey, Summerville
Specialist Team Player of the Year: Cedarius Rookard, Spartanburg