Wilson Hall (3-0, 2-0 SCISA) vs. Hammond (2-2, 1-1)
Site: Spencer Field. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: The Skyhawks closed out a two-game losing streak with a 24-14 win over Laurence Manning last week with a balanced attack. The Skyhawks posted 193 yards by land, 176 by air. RB T.J. Brady scored all three Hammond touchdowns, giving him six scores to date. Patrick Kneece led the defensive performance with eight tackles, two TFL and one fumble recovery. Hamilton Rhineheart had as team-high nine tackles Wilson Hall is averaging 48.3 points per game and allowed the opposition just 20 total points. RB Jay Goodson has 324 yards rushing and five touchdowns. QB William McKinney is 25-for-32 passing for 445 yards and six TDs and has three scoring runs. WR Devin Singleton has 11 catches for 264 yards and four scores. The kicking game is productive with Cody Hoover connecting on 16 of 17 PAT attempts and 2 of 3 field goal tries.
Series history: Hammond has won three in a row to assume an 11-9 series lead since the Skyhawks returned to the SCISA fold in 1997.
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Cardinal Newman (2-1, 1-1 SCISA) vs. Pinewood Prep (0-3, 0-2)
Site: George Watson Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: The Cardinal scored their biggest win in years last week – upsetting defending SCISA Class 3A champion Augusta Christian, 22-14. It was Cardinal Newman’s first win in 11 tries against the Lions from Georgia. Seniors Zakki Parker and Evan DuBois led the offensive show. Parker ran for 106 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries and also had what proved to be a decisive 98-yards kickoff return touchdown. DuBois netted 119 yards and one TD on just seven carries. Garrett McNerney and DuBois led the defensive effort with eight tackles apiece Pinewood Prep has lost 12 in a row and 18 of its last 19 outings.
Series history: The Cardinals breezed 42-7 against the Panthers last year and are looking for another favorable verdict that would even the series at 3-3.
Laurence Manning (3-1, 1-1 SCISA) vs. Heathwood Hall (1-2, 1-1)
Site: Billy Chitwood Field. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Heathwood Hall is fresh from its first win of the season against Ben Lippen. The Highlanders attack was productive and balanced, but the highlight was the solid combined passing efforts of Will Detwiler and Logan McGill. The total yield was 157 yards and three touchdowns on eight completions. Detwiler was 6-for-10 for 101 yards and one TD. Both McGill passes went for scores. Lewis Austin, Nelson Weston and Madison Walden had the scoring catches. Edwin Propst had nine tackles, one sack and one interception on defense and one scoring run on offense. Weston also made a significant defensive contribution with eight tackles, two PBUs and one interception Laurence Manning suffered its first setback of the season last week at Hammond, 24-14.
Series history: The Highlanders prevailed 12-9 last season to up their series advantage to 9-6.