Prep Football: Week 3
A recap of Friday night's high school action in the Aiken-Augusta area. Highlighting the week's best:
North Augusta's Jamaal Johnson finished with 216 yards on 18 carries, scoring two touchdowns in North Augusta's 28-21 win over Butler. Johnson now has 454 yards and five touchdowns in three games this season.
Butler's Carlos Rogers rushed for 159 yards on 21 carries, including an 80-yard touchdown in Butler's 28-21 loss to North Augusta.
Hephzibah's Gavin Willingham scored two touchdowns, including a 50-yarder and finished with 110 yards on nine carries in the Rebels 46-0 blowout of Harlem.
Silver Bluff's Marcus Jones rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the Bulldogs dramatic 23-22 win over Fairfield Central.
Joey Kemp helped keep Blackville-Hilda undefeated, carrying 25 times for 136 yards with two touchdowns, as the Hawks turned back Allendale-Fairfax 27-14.
North Augusta's Anthony Young connected on 10 of 19 passes for 234 yards in the Jackets 28-21 victory over Butler. Young also scored a rushing touchdown, a 20-yarder in the contest.
Evans' Wes Ward threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Knights to a 34-9 victory over Alexander. The senior quarterback completed eight of his 11 passes on the night.
In a losing cause, Butler's Antjuan Welch passed for 154 yards in the Bulldogs 28-21 loss to North Augusta.
Washington-Wilkes quarterback Keidric Hall passed for 120 yards in the Tigers' 23-22 loss to Class AAAA power Cedar Shoals Friday night.
Butler's Isaac West caught five passes for 131 yards in the Bulldogs 28-21 loss to North Augusta.
Josey's Rod Daggett caught three touchdown passes (45, 6, 17) in the Eagles 42-7 romp over Westside. He finished with four catches for 72 yards.
For the second straight week, Josey's defense held their opponent under 150 total yards. The Eagles, who allowed Butler 121 total yards last week, held Westside to just 137 yards in their win.
Hephzibah held Harlem to minus-30 yards in their 46-0 blowout.
Silver Bluff's D'Angelo Lincoln recovered a Fairfield Central fumble with 2:49 left, then booted a 22-yard field with no time remaining in the Bulldogs' 23-22 win over Fairfield Central.
"I was just trying to recover from the fumble that I had made on the previous possession we had. I was just thinking about (on the kickoff) that I had to do this for the team. I'm a senior and I have to step up and do my senior thing." Thomson's Lonnie Hill on his 80-yard kickoff return that set up Thomson's final touchdown in a 14-6 win over Burke County.
"I think this year's team has a lot more focus. Everybody believes they can win. We're trying to break that losing tradition." Hephzibah's Brandon Lynch on his team starting 2-0 for the second straight season.
"Washington-Wilkes' Deeko Hall scored the Tigers' first touchdown on an 80-yard opening kickoff in a 23-22 loss to Cedar Shoals.
"Thomson's Lonnie Hill sparked the Bulldogs to a 14-6 victory over Burke County with an 80-yard kickoff return, helping set up Thomson's final touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Evans at Swainsboro, 8 p.m.
Hephzibah at Westside Macon, 7:30
Cedar Shoals at Butler, 7:30 p.m.
Burke County at Glenn Hills, 7:30 p.m.
Greenbrier at Dublin, 7:30 p.m.
Statesboro at Josey, 7:30 p.m.
Thomson at Laney, 7:30 p.m.
Harlem at Warren County, 8 p.m.
Jefferson Co. at Lincoln County, 8 p.m.
Johnson County at ECI, 8 p.m.
Jenkins County at Portal, 8 p.m.
Social Circle at Aquinas, 7:30 p.m.
Glascock Co. at Athens Academy, 8
Mount de Sales at Augusta Christian, 8
Brentwood at Briarwood, 8 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson at Edmund Burke, 8
John Hancock at Twiggs, 8 p.m.
Nathanael Greene at Gatewood, 8 p.m.
Aiken at Easley, 8 p.m.
Columbia at Allendale-Fairfax, 8 p.m.
South Aiken at Barnwell, 8 p.m.
Saluda at Batesburg-Leesville, 8 p.m.
Williston-Elko at Blackville-Hilda, 8
McCormick at Emerald, 8 p.m.
Newberry at Midland Valley, 8 p.m.
North Augusta at Marlboro County, 8
Whitmire at Ridge Spring-Monetta, 8
Swansea at Silver Bluff, 8 p.m.
Lugoff-Elgin at Strom Thurmond, 8
Hunter-Kinard-Tyler at Wagener-Salley, 8 p.m.