Bluffton running back Jaylin Linder, center, is wrapped up by Battery Creek’s Devin Broddus during the third quarter Friday night at Bluffton. The host Bobcats blew out the Dolphins, 38-0, to improve to 2-2, while the Dolphins dropped to 1-4. Bob Sofaly/ The Island News


Bluffton lays it on Battery Creek


Max Vonhohenstraeten threw three touchdown passes, including two to star Jaylin Linder, and the Bobcats’ defense shut down Creek’s dangerous ground game in an impressive performance coming off a bye week, as Bluffton blanked Battery Creek, 38-0. 

Brandon Bryant also snagged a touchdown pass, and Rod Buxton and Eitan Golfphin added touchdown runs for the Bobcats, while Jeremiah Curry and Donovan Loving-Howard had interceptions to help preserve the shutout.

Week 5: Bluffton (2-2) at Beaufort (3-1); Creek (1-4) vs. Whale Branch (3-1)

Whale Branch 53, Burke 12

Five different players scored touchdowns for the Warriors, who rolled up a 27-0 lead after one quarter and cruised to a blowout road win. Jakhi Pusha threw touchdown passes to JaDarius Garrett and Keith Chisholm, and Chisholm added a 78-yard kick return touchdown and an interception. Mason Griffin rushed for 78- yards and two touchdowns on just four carries, Pusha added 62 yards and a touchdown on two carries, and Talon Lee had a rushing touchdown to go with 15 tackles (2 solo) and a blocked punt.

Week 5: WB (3-1) at Battery Creek (1-4)

BA 43, Orangeburg Prep 14

The Eagles’ big three piled up 365 rushing yards behind a dominant offensive line, as Devonte Green rushed for 173 yards and three touchdown on just nine carries, Jaxen Porter added 142 yards on 15 carries and caught a 34-yard touchdown pass, and Braydon Dineen continued to hurt defenses with his legs and his arm. Dineen rushed for 50 yards and completed 7 of 9 passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns, including a deep ball for Te’Shaun Heyward. Tripp Gregory, Zeke Gonzalez, and Alex Williams anchored the defense for BA.

Week 5: BA (3-0) vs. HHCA

Pinewood Prep 40, John Paul II 26

The Golden Warriors were within 21-20 at the half and within a score late, but they couldn’t come up with the scoring drive or stop they needed to close out a win on the road in their region opener. Reigning LowcoSports Player of the Week Christian Tilton had another big game on both sides of the ball, rushing for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries and completing 10 of 14 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown while contributing 11 tackles (one for loss) and two interceptions, one of which he took 77 yards to the house. Jackson Ogden caught nine passes for 110 yards and Sebastian Slusne anchored the defense with 11 tackles and two tackles for loss for JPII.

Week 5: JPII (2-2, 0-1) vs. Florence Christian

Holy Trinity 44, Oakbrook Prep 34

Barnes Gooding racked up more than 200 yards receiving and caught three touchdown passes, and Ashton Stacks stepped in at quarterback after Banks Scarpa left with an injury as the Mighty Lions held off Oakbrook Prep for their second straight win. Scarpa, Everett Scandlen, and Levi Dyer also scored touchdowns, while Patrick Smith, Michael Smith, and Dyer anchored the defense and Gray Chumney recorded his second interception of the season.

Week 5: Holy Trinity (3-1) at Wardlaw Academy

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