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PLAYOFFS: Hammond Skyhawks earn SCISA title-game berth

Running back TJ Brady led Hammond with 20 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns as the Skyhawks earned their eighth consecutive SCISA 3A championship berth with a 28-26 victory against Orangeburg Prep on Friday.

Brady added 120 yards and a touchdown receiving. At quarterback, Nick Garrett completed all four of his attempts and rushed for 90 yards. On defense, Doak Fisher posted an interception and a blocked field goal.

Orangeburg Prep’s season ended at 11-2.

After winning eight straight games, Hammond (10-3) will play undefeated Wilson Hall in the title game on Nov. 23 at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.

Hammond 0 14 14 0 28
Orangeburg Prep 13 7 0 6 26

First Quarter

O — Derek Andrews 64 punt return (kick good)

O — Marion McMurray 4 run (kick failed)

Second Quarter

H — TJ Brady 24 run (Bill Horst kick)

O — Cameron Thompson 26 blocked punt return (kick good)

H — Nick Garrett 12 run (Horst kick)

Third Quarter

H — Brady 68 pass from Nick Garrett (Horst kick)

H — Brady 28 run (Horst kick)

Fourth Quarter

H — McMurray 8 run (run failed)

PELION 20, CRESCENT 14

At Pelion, Isaiah Jenkins led the Panthers into the third round of the Class 2A Division I playoffs with 11 carries for 117 yards against Crescent. Quarterback Zach Hawkins also posted 117 yards of offense, with a touchdown pass among his three completions.

The Panthers’ defense held the Tigers to 203 yards, 73 in their second-half shutout.

Pelion (7-4) goes to Cheraw next. Crescent finishes 8-4.

Crescent 7 7 0 0 20
Pelion 6 6 0 8 14

First Quarter

C — Anthony Adger 23 run (Justin Parnell kick)

P — Ervin Green 5 run (run failed)

Second Quarter

C — Dalston Davis 16 run (Parnell kick)

P — Quincy Kershaw 14 run (run failed)

Fourth quarter

P — Dan Hawkins 5 pass from Zach Hawkins (Zach Hawkins run)

CHERAW 26, COLUMBIA 6

At Cheraw, Khalil Newton posted 141 yards rushing on 22 carries as the Braves (7-4) took down the Capitals (4-8).

The Capitals were limited to 91 yards of offense, with quarterback William Gossette accounting for 50 yards.

Cheraw hosts Pelion next week.

Cheraw 0 14 0 12 26
Columbia 0 0 6 0 6

Second Quarter

CH: Randall Watson 1 run (kick failed)

CH: Khalil Newton 15 run (Dimitri Brown pass from Robert Pitts)

Third Quarter

CO: Julius Mack 13 pass from William Gossette (pass failed)

Fourth Quarter

CH: Mark Bowman 5 run (pass failed)

CH: Watson 32 interception return (kick blocked)

NEWBERRY 21, PENDLETON 9

At Pendleton, the Newberry Bulldogs improved to 9-3 and advanced to the third round. Pendleton finishes 6-5. Newberry will travel to Winnsboro to face Fairfield Central next week.

FAIRFIELD CENTRAL 25, KEENAN 0

At Fairfield Central, the Griffins edged the Raiders to improve 11-0.

Keenan dropped to 7-5. Fairfield Central takes on Newberry (9-3) next week.

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