High School Sports

Preview: Hammond at Wilson Hall

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

Hammond notes: The Skyhawks improved to 2-0 on the season with a win over visiting Orangeburg Prep last week, but keeping alive their three-year winning streak at Zemp Stadium was hardly an easy matter … Hammond escaped with a 7-3 decision against the scrappy Indians, coached by former Skyhawks assistant Adam Holmes. The verdict wasn’t rendered until Hammond recovered a deflected OP shot-gun snap at the 3-yard line with 12 seconds to go … The Skyhawks scoring total last week was the lowest in coach Erik Kimrey’s tenure at the helm. The one move of consequence was a 97-yard drive capped by Les Cotter's 1-yard scoring run for the only touchdown of the game … Cotter, Dave Nidiffer and Aaron Walters have been the Hammond offensive leaders to date. Cotter has 210 yards rushing on 49 carries. Nidiffer, the new quarterback, is 23-for-34 passing for 263 yards and four TDs with no interceptions. Walters, the fleet senior receiver, has 12 catches for 149 yards and two scores … The Skyhawks defense has been stellar so far, allowing aneager average of 132 yards a game, and just 10 points. Jordan Kay has been the star so far with a team high 27 tackles, five tackle for loss and a fumble recovery. He’s had plenty of help from Weston Verner (23 tackles, 2 TFL), Joseph McDougal (12 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 QB pressure), Luke Chappell (9 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 2 QB pressures) and Beach Corontzes (10 tackles, 3 TFL).

Wilson Hall notes: The Barons, who lost twice to Hammond last year including a 41-7 rout in the SCISA championship game, are off to a 3-0 start thanks to a potent offense that has posted 112 points … Quarterback Josh Glenn has been the key. Last week, the senior was 5-for-5 passing for 96 yards and two touchdowns in one half has the Barons rolled Cardinal Newman 35-0 … Glenn has thrown for nearly 700 yards and nine scores in his first season as the starter.

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