Here are series history notes for Midlands SCISA football in Week 2:
Ben Lippen at Pinewood Prep
Last week - Ben Lippen (1-0) opened the season with a SCISA 3A conference win over Heathwood Hall, ruining Jon Wheeler’s debut as the Highlanders coach. Tyler Renew was the star of the game with 241 yards rushing on 23 carries and accounting for all four touchdowns in the game Pinewood Prep (1-0) nipped Northwood Academy 28-21 in last week’s non-conference season opener. In dramatic fashion, no less. Jerome Deas provided the winning points with a 35-yard touchdown catch with one second remaining. Deas scored three times for the Panthers – two pass receptions and one interception return.
Series history - Ben Lippen thumped the Panthers 42-7 last year for its fifth straight win in the series since 2004.
Cardinal Newman at Augusta Christian
Last week - The Cardinals took a 40-14 loss in last week’s season opener against five-time defending SCISA champion Hammond.. CN hung in for about a quarter and a half. Cody Watson’s 1-yard scoring run in the first quarter and Coleman Bacon’s 2-yard scoring run in the second kept the Cards within 21-14 Augusta Christian (1-0) pulled off a 27-25 road win in Charleston against defending runner-up Porter-Gaud.
Series history - Augusta Christian has dominated the Cardinals since joining the SCISA ranks in 2004 – winning all seven meetings. CN, in fact, has never scored more than eight points in any game vs. the Lions.
Hammond at Wilson Hall
Last week - The five-time defending SCISA 3A champion Skyhawks breezed past Cardinal Newman 40-14. Joey DeAngelis ran for 291 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries. B.J. Bennett had one scoring catch and two TD runs. Jake Nidiffer was 10-for-17 passing for 199 yards and one TD in his debut as the starting quarterback. The Hammond defense allowed CN 133 total yards. Patrick Kneece was the leader with seven tackles, including 2 TFL. The Skyhaws are shooiting for their 19th consecutive win Wilson Hall whipped defending SCISA 2A state champ Thomas Sumter 35-0 in Jet Turner’s first game as the Barons head coach.
Series history - Hammond is 7-1 against the Barons from Sumter since 2006 during the Erik Kimrey era. One of the Skyhawk wins was in the 2008 championship game at South Carolina State.
Porter-Gaud at Heathwood Hall
Last week - The Highlanders managed just one field goal and couldn’t stop the run in last week’s 29-3 loss to Ben Lippen in Jon Wheeler’s first game as head coach P-G suffered a 27-25 loss to Augusta Christian at home in the season opener for both teams.
Series history - The Cyclones romped 42-0 last season to cut Heathwood’s series advantage to 14-12. It was the second biggest blowout in series annals. P-G was a 44-0 winner in the state playoffs on the way to the 2002 title.