High School Sports

Football: Heathwood Hall at Christ Church

Site: Christ Church. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Heathwood Hall notes: The Highlanders pitched a shutout in Rip Blackstone’s first game as the HH head coach, downing Porter-Gaud 22-0 last week in Charleston … Heathwood will hit the road to Greenville in the opposite end of the state this week … Walker Sojourner led the way of defense with 11 tackles and one sack. Redding Kingery chipped in eight tackles and Davis Ray had one interception. The Highlanders limited the Cyclones to a measly 184 total yards … The offense was impressively productive behind new quarterback Mac Whalen. The junior, who served as an understudy to his older brother Brett a year ago, amassed 142 rushing yards on 27 carries and scored two touchdowns while connecting on 13 of 20 passes for 263 yards an one score. Sojourner had 109 yards on 12 attempts. Morgan Whalen was the primary receiver, catching 10 passes for 182 yards and one TD … In all, the Highlanders rolled for 579 yards on 74 offensive plays.

Christ Church notes: The Cavaliers crushed Dixie in their debut last week under new coach Don Frost, scoring two quick touchdowns off Hornets turnovers to turn the game into a rout before the end of the first half … Frost accepted the CCES job after six seasons at Riverside, where he turned the once woeful Warriors into a force in the 3A Upstate. Riverside went 8-5 in 2006, and matched the second-best record in school history a year ago when it finished 9-3.

Series history: Heathwood Hall’s 14-7 win last season evened the series at 4-4. The Highlanders have won four of the last five games after the Cavaliers prevailed in the first three meetings. The teams played a two-year set beginning in 1984, and have met every year since resuming the series in 2002.

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