Hawks win two in double scrimmage, open season at home Friday | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | August 25, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: August 24, 2016 at 1:42 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Photo by JEFF KRAMER
The Colleton Prep War Hawks traveled to Thomas Sumter Academy this past Friday to participate in a three-team scrimmage against the TSA Generals and the Pee Dee Academy Golden Eagles.
The War Hawks defeated Thomas Sumter 21-0 in the first game and slipped past Pee Dee 15-14 in game two.
Against Thomas Sumter, Joe Bryan put the first numbers on the board for CPA when he scored on a pick-six. Josh Crosby then went in the end zone after hauling in a pass from War Hawk quarterback Fisher Jackson. Nick Padgett scored the Hawk’s third touchdown of the game on a run.
“Fisher played well at quarterback,” said Coach Rob Gorrell. “Chris Reeves and Joe Bryan held down the defense and both played extremely well. Jake Tyler and Brantley Hudson also ran well.”
The War Hawks managed a 15-14 win against Pee Dee in the final six seconds of the scrimmage. Josh Carter scored first for Colleton Prep on a pass from Jackson. Nick Padgett went in the end zone on a 25-yard pass from Jackson with just six seconds left.
“Nick’s touchdown came following a great two-minute drill,” said Gorrell.
Nick Padgett had over 100 yards in the scrimmage. Fisher Jackson completed three touchdown passes and accumulated over 100 yards rushing.
“It was a good overall effort on defense and a great overall team win in both games of the scrimmage,” said Gorrell.
According to Gorrell, the War Hawks will be without freshmen Hunter Hudson and Jake Tyler for the remainder of the season. Hudson suffered a season-ending ankle injury, while Tyler received a concussion during the game.
The War Hawks will open their regular season on Friday evening against Class A Williamsburg at home. Colleton Prep enters the game ranked No. 3 in SCISA Class A, while Williamsburg sits at No. 6.
Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.