Friday night time noticed some large video games within the Greater Savannah region as Calvary Day and Benedictines received titles within the region.
Here’s a recap of the motion, together with the outcomes of the video games.
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Calvary Day 48, Long County 0
The Cavaliers dominated the Long County go to, finishing the Region 3-3A championship within the course of as they improved to 8-0 total and 6-0 regionally.
Junior quarterback Jake Merkinger, the 4-star 26-offer contender, had one other standout night time as he handed for 3 touchdowns and ran for one more.
Merklinger began the barrage with a 25-yard landing run and later hit Noah Gilliam and fellow Four-Star Michael Smith with scoring passes. He ended his night time with a 61-yard strike in opposition to Caden Arnold.
AJ Butts added two landing runs for the Cavs, and Quentin Morris ended the night time in model with a defensive landing on a scoop and rating.
“It’s always tough to win a title in the region, and we’re proud of all the work we’ve put in to get here,” Merklinger stated in a telephone interview late Friday night time whereas he was in Knoxville for a recruiting go to was touring with Tennessee. “But that is not our predominant aim. We have to preserve working to obtain what we would like.”
Calvary, seeded No. 1 for the playoffs, wraps up the common season with a highway sport in opposition to Beach at Savannah High on Friday.
Benedictines 49, Islands 3
Benedictine clinched the 3-4A region title as the Cadets put a damper on Senior Night for the Host Sharks, but coach Danny Britt wasn’t entirely happy with the win.
The Kadetten (7-2, 4-0 in regional play) only led 14-3 at half-time as penalties hurt while a couple of turnovers blocked drives.
Islands shocked the Cadets on the first drive of the game when quarterback Amaree Bedgood found Devon DeLeon with a well-thrown deep ball for an 82-yard gain to the BC 3-yard line. The Cadets buckled in and the Sharks settled for their only points of the game with a 22-yard field goal from freshman Isaac Castillo.
After the game, Britt didn’t mince his words when addressing his team.
“My job is to carry out one of the best in you, so I’m going to push you onerous,” Britt said. “We have to be mature enough to play our game and we didn’t do that in the first half. We have to buckle up. I want you to celebrate and have fun – we won a regional championship tonight – but that’s not our goal.”
The reigning Class 4A state champions, who’ve received eight regional crowns up to now 10 years, are trying to win one other title and they’ve the instruments to achieve this.
Junior quarterback Luke Kromenhoek, who signed for Florida State, had a robust sport as he accomplished 9 of 15 passes for 190 yards with three touchdowns. He hit operating again ack Edwards 3 times for 91 yards, together with a 55-yard landing. He linked with La’Don Bryant on a 43-yard scoring strike and additionally had a 27-yard landing cross to Za’Quan Bryan.
Bryan, the senior signed for Minnesota at fullback, additionally made two passes and ran again a punt for a 50-yard landing.
“We came out sloppy and didn’t play our best game tonight,” stated Bryan. “We end the common season with New Hampstead subsequent week and we have now to begin with a playoff mentality. We’ve seen loads of motion pictures on the islands so I knew what sort of passing ideas they like to pursue – so I used to be ready to anticipate what was going to come on these interceptions.”
Junior Na’Seir Samuel led BC with 78 yards speeding on eight carries, all within the second half.
Junior quarterback Amaree Bedgood was 12 of 19 for 148 yards with the two interceptions for Islands (0-10, 0-5), and DeVon Deleon had three catches for 97 yards. Senior defender Sha’Ron McGert has a strong front for Islands with a sack and multiple tackles for losses.
“This might be one of the best sport we have performed all yr,” said Iceland coach DeSPrintup. “The seniors had just a little bit extra tonight I feel realizing it was their final sport. Our motto this yr was EAT which stands for effort, perspective and toughness – and they’ve that tonight in opposition to an ideal BC group. They did their finest and I’m actually pleased with them.”
St Andrew’s 30, Bulloch Academy 26
The Lions beat visiting Bulloch Academy for the primary time in class historical past once they got here again from a slender loss to Pinewood Academy final week and received for the fifth time of their final six video games.
Sophomore quarterback Zayden Edwards was 13 of 26 passing for 238 yards and a landing and rushed for 72 yards and two factors. His older brother, senior Zyere Edwards, rushed for 89 yards and a landing and had six catches for 150 yards and a rating.
Zayden Edwards had 11 tackles and an interception on protection, and Justin Kryder had 16 tackles with a fumble prompted and a fumble restoration.
Gordon Standing, the excellent soccer participant who’s enjoying soccer for the primary time, hit a 35-yard discipline aim.
St. Andrew’s (5-4, 1-1 within the region) wraps up the common season at Frederica Academy (4-5, 2-0) on Friday.
35 Lowndes, 3 Richmond Hill
Host Lowndes defeated Richmond Hill in a Region 1-7A matchup.
Richmond Hill got another impressive play from senior receiver Ravon Grant, who had seven catches for 87 yards.
Quarterback Ty Goldrick was 13 of 24 for 125 yards passing and Zion Gillard rushed for 47 yards on 12 carries for the Wildcats (3-6, 0-3) who end their season at home to Colquitt County next Friday.
Savannah Country Day 29, Johnson 6
27 Effingham County, 7 Lakeside Evans
19 South Effingham, 14 Grovetown
Liberty County 39, Beach 7
Savannah Christian 48, Groves 8
Jenkins 24, Bradwell 14
Toombs County 41, Windsor Forest 0
St Andrew’s 30, Bulloch Academy 26
Beaufort Academy 35, Bethesda 30
Southwest Georgia 51, Memorial Day 6th
Dennis Knight covers sports for the Savannah Morning News. Contact him at [email protected] Twitter: @DennisKnightSMN