High School Sports

Football: Irmo at Summerville

Site: John McKissick Field. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Irmo notes: The Yellow Jackets (0-2) dropped a 28-14 decision to Fort Dorchester last week when the visiting Patriots broke a 14-14 tie with two touchdowns late in the fourth quarter.

Summerville notes: The Green Wave rebounded from a 21-20 season-opening loss to Conway last week, downing Goose Creek 38-22 … Legendary John McKissick, 81, is in his 57th season at Summerville and has a career record of 557-131-13. He has won more games than any other football coach at any level … The Wave lost to Byrnes in the Class 4A Division I state championship game last season … Quarterback Donny McElveen, who is McKissick’s grandson, got off to a slow start with his new team after transferring in from North Carolina, but got it going vs. Goose Creek, connecting on 7 of 19 passes for 251 yards and one touchdown … Sophomore De’angelo Henderson ran for 97 yards and one score vs. the Gators and has 180 yards rushing to date.

Series history: This will be the first time the teams have met in the regular season. All six prior encounters were during the Class 4A playoffs. In fact, the first three games between the teams were state title bouts - 1978, 1979 and 1980. Irmo’s 23-0 wtriumph in 1980 netted the program its only state championship under Joe Turbeville. Overall, Summerville has a 4-2 lead in the series, but Irmo prevailed 21-13 in the Big 16 semifinals in the most recent meeting in 2002.

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