High School Sports

Football: Airport at Battery Creek

Site: Dolphin Field. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Airport notes: The Eagles (3-1) are looking to bounce back from a disappointing 21-16 loss to Lower Richland at home last week. A 13-yard scoring pass from W.T. Murden to Sting Williams staked Airport to a 16-15 lead in the third quarter, but the Diamond Hornets put together a decisive 90-yard scoring drive to take the lead for good with just under seven minutes to play in the game … Ryan Smith and Murden have been the Eagles’ top runners to date. Smith has 305 yards and two trouchdowns on 48 carries, while Murden has 292 yards and two TDs on 60 totes. Murden is 44-for-92 passing for 636 yards and six scores. Derek Cushman is the top receiver with 14 catches for 197 yards and one TD and Williams is next with 13 receptions for 158 yards and two tallies … Griffin Sims, who kicked a 29-yard field goal vs. LR, is 4-for-5 on three-point tries this season, and he leads Airport in scoring with 19 points … Rashaad Hampton had 13 tackles to take over the team lead from Miquel Cokely, 43-42. Hampton, the school career tackles leader, missed the first game of the season.

Battery Creek notes: The Dolphins (1-3) took care of a lot of business last week in a 32-0 win over Ridgeland. The triumph marked the first success under new coach Carlos Cave. It was BC’s first win on the field since 2005 – a span of 28 games. A win by Fort Dorchester over the Dolphins was later ruled a forfeit … The Dolphins defense posted its first shutout since 2002 … Antonio Hill scored two touchdowns for the Dolphins vs. Ridgeland. BC scored just three touchdowns in the first three games of the season in Losses to Wade Hampton, West Ashley and archrival Beaufort.

Series history: The Eagles have the distinction of handing Battery Creek its first varsity football loss – scoring a 21-0 decision in the second week of the 1973 season. The teams have not meet since that somewhat historic event.

  Comments