AUGUSTA CHRISTIAN AT HAMMOND
Game notes: The Skyhawks (11-0) opened the SCISA Class 3A playoffs with a 41-0 rout of Pinewood Prep. It was Hammond’s 15th consecutive win – one short of the school record The potent Skyhawks rolled up 573 yards in the opener. QB Dave Nidiffer was not as accurate as usual, but his 16 completions (to seven different receivers) netted 326 yards and two touchdowns. Joey DeAngelis ran for 137 yards and one TD on just 11 carries. Kicker Fernando Posada was 2-for-2 in PATs and 2-for-2 in field goals Augusta Christian (7-4) edged Ben Lippen 9-7 on the road last week to advance to the second round for the first time since 2007. Thomas Banks is the nominal leader of a balanced AC running attack Hammond blanked the Lions 35-0 two week ago in the final game of the regular season.