High School Sports

Football: Columbia vs. Keenan

Site: Bolden Stadium. Time: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Columbia notes: The Capitals (6-2, 2-1) saw their eight-game region winning streak (dating back to 2006) come to an end last week in a 10-6 loss to Andrew Jackson … Columbia must beat Keenan to have a shot at finishing in second place in Region 4-2A. If so, the Capitals actually could end up winning the region title if they can somehow pull off a titanic upset against mighty Central of Pageland in the regular season finale … Lorenzo Boyles did everything in his power to help Columbia beat AJ last week. The senior standout had 13 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery on defense, blocked a punt on special teams and had 72 yards rushing and two catches for 15 yards and one touchdown on offense … Boyles had 99 tackles and five sacks so far.

Keenan notes: It was a little tougher than expected, but the Raiders (6-2, 2-1) remained on track to finish in second place in Region 4-2A with a 14-10 win over Lee Central last week … The Stallions negated Keenan senior Arthur Goforth, who finished with just 26 yards rushing on 11 carries and one catch for two yards. But quarterback Antonio Perry filled the void by running for 53 yards on 10 carries and hitting on 6 of 11 passes for 113 yards and one touchdown. Running back Domonique Payne and receiver Marvin Poole scored the Keenan TDs. Payne had 52 yards rushing on seven carries, while Poole had three catches for 31 yards … Goforth’s quest for a 1,000-yard rushing season was put on hold last week. He enters this week’s game with 988 yards and 11 touchdowns on 122 carries. Perry, however, did go over the 1,000-yard passing mark. To date he is 79-for-147 for 1038 yards and nine TDs. Poole is the most productive receiver with 40 catches for 551 yards and seven tallies … Keith Winston and Matthew Johnson have been the defensive headliners. Winston has 119 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions. Johnson has 66 tackles, one interception and an eye-opening 24 sacks on the books. Tyran Veal has also played well with 68 tackles and six sacks. Strong safety Phillip George has 50 tackles, three sacks and four interceptions. Lineman Kendrick Hipps has 38 tackles and five sacks.

Series history: Columbia has won six in a row against the Raiders to take an 18-14 lead in the series that began in 1976.

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