High School Sports

Football: Hammond at Ben Lippen

Site: Hathaway-Weeber Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Hammond notes: The Skyhawks (5-0) splashed past Porter-Gaud 29-21 last week on homecoming to extend its winning streak to 14 games. Hammond in 30-1 since the start of the 2006 season … Don’t be deceived by the 8-point winning margin. The Skyhawks had things firmly under control. P-G scored 14 points in the final 2:26 of the game against Skyhawks reserves, including a final tally with :01 left on the clock … Les Cotter and Kyle George ran at will, and Cliff Ayers had an efficient 14-for-22 passing game, good for 208 yards. Cotter, a sophomore, ran for a career-high 150 yards on 19 carries and scored one touchdown. George chipped kin 112 yards and three TDs on 22 totes … For the season, George has 418 yards rushing on 60 carries, caught 17 passes for 314 yards and scored a team-high 54 points. Cotter has 242 yards and four scores on 36 attempts. Ayers is 75-for-108 for 1277 yards and eight TDs. Taylor Smith and Aaron Walters share the receiving lead with 21 snags apiece. Smith’s yield is 477 yards and two scores, while Walters has 285 yards and three tallies … Will Patterson had five tackles, and two tackles for loss vs. P-G and leads the team with 52 tackles … The Skyhawks are averaging 440.6 yards and 35 points a game on the attack, while the defense is surrendering 15.2 points and 224.4 yards per outing … Friday’s game is the SCISA Region 1-3A opener for Hammond.

Ben Lippen notes: The hard-luck Falcons continue to play well, but have little to show for it. Last week, BL dropped a bitter 48-41 quadruple overtime decision on the road last week to SCISA powerhouse Augusta Christian … The Falcons (2-4, 0-2) rallied for 21 points in the fourth quarter to force the game into overtime … Quarterback Joey Carter had yet another big game for the Falcons, completing 22 of 31 throws for 300 yards and four touchdowns. He also had a team-high 79 yards rushing on 13 carries, and had one scoring run … Receivers Xan Magnum and Mitch Deter combined for 17 catches for 173 yards and two TDs. Magnum finished with eight receptions for 99 yards and two score, and also had one interception on defense … On defense, Mic Shoemaker had 13 tackles and one sack, Chazz Sims had 12 stops and Miles Fisher had nine tackles and two sacks … For the season, Carter is 95-for-161 passing for 1273 yards and 18 touchdowns with only two interceptions. Mangum has 205 yards rushing, 26 catches for 386 yards and scored 82 points. Deter has a team-high 30 catches for 330 yards and two TDs. Robert Keen has rushing lead with 355 yards on 50 carries … Shoemaker has the team tackles lead with 81, followed by Fisher (53) and Sims (40). Shoemaker enjoys a 4-3 lead in sacks over Fisher.

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