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Matt Haddad

Golden Warriors eye first playoff appearance

When Zach Doe’s 12-yard touchdown run and Reco Anderson’s two-point conversion Friday gave the John II Golden Warriors a 28-26 double overtime victory over the visiting Colleton Prep Warhawks, it was more than winning a football game. It was the culmination of a mission.

Tremendous THA: 5 wins in a row for Rebels

Thomas Heyward’s 37-0 shutout of the visiting Dorchester Raiders last Friday was a game where everything went right from the get-go. On the game’s first play, the Rebels got going when Logan Thomas hit Bobby Payne for a 67-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

Rebels take 35-12 win over Stallions

The Thomas Heyward Rebels made big plays on both sides of the ball in a 35-12 non-region road win over the Williamsburg Stallions.

‘We have the talent to do some special things’: THA wins 3 in a row

After one quarter of Thomas Heyward’s eventual 52-23 victory over the Hilton Head Christian Eagles on Friday, the Rebels found themselves in a hole. They were down, 10-0 in the non-region game, in front of the homecoming crowd, and they needed something to happen.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to JCST Zach Bond and Thomas Heyward jump for joy last Friday as the Rebels won their third straight game, beating Hilton Head Christian 52-23. THA visits Williamsburg Academy this Friday.

RHHS has a bye before facing May River Oct. 6

In the second quarter of Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s 53-12 home loss to the Hilton Head Seahawks, Derald Nelson hit Jertaveon Smalls with a 27-yard pass to the Seahawks 7. Two plays later — with the Jags down 7-0 — Freddie Aiken ran 3 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-6.

JCST file photo RHHS coach Jahmaal Nelson and the Jaguars will enjoy bye week Friday before starting the SCHSL Region 8-AAA season Oct. 6 at May River.

After 1st loss, Jaguars hope to get back on track

In the opening quarter of Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s 48-12 loss Friday to Colleton County, the Jaguars played like a team that was going to win. The Class AAA Jaguars had a 3-0 record entering the game and they took a 6-0 lead into the second quarter.

Janine Wilson/Special to JCST The Jaguars get set to storm the field.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville rolls past Estill, 47-0

In the first quarter of the Ridgeland-Hardeeville Jaguars’ 47-0 victory over the visiting Estill Gators last Friday night, Derald Nelson, facing third-and-15 at his own 18-yard line, dropped back and threw to Mar’Quese Grant, who caught the ball at the 40 and ran for an 82-yard touchdown.

Jaguars rally over Rebels, 12-8

With 4:02 remaining in the second-ever meeting between Thomas Heyward and a Jasper County School District public school varsity football team, Ridgeland-Hardeeville High’s Jabari Williams ran up the middle, to the left, and down the sideline for a 50-yard touchdown that propelled the visiting Jaguars to a 12-8 win over the Rebels.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Ridgeland-Hardeeville beat Thomas Heyward 12-8 in the season opener for both teams. The Jaguars took the lead on a 50-yard TD run by Jabari Williams.

Rebels ready for SCISA playoff run

Optimism abounds at Thomas Heyward Academy after its latest summer football camp.

Liz Bloom/JCST Coaches Nic Shuford and Leon Etheridge talk strategy with Zach Bond.

Flag football champions crowned

The Patriots’ Sammy Lyles hit Ja’Angelo Forrest for a 1-yard touchdown pass and a 12-6 overtime win over the Falcons in the Jasper County Parks and Recreation Youth Flag Football League championship game.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times The Patriots celebrate their 12-6 overtime win in the county recreation department’s flag football championship game.

Co-ed flag football league keeps kids active, helps them learn the game

Two exciting games were played in the youth flag football league Thursday on the fields at the old Jasper County High School in Ridgeland.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times The Jasper County Parks and Recreation Department’s co-ed flag football league is in full swing. Last Thursday the Falcons and Dolphins showcased their skills.

Rebels are off and running

Thomas Heyward’s girls are off and running and kept it going Friday in a 53-35 win over visiting Hilton Head Prep.

JCST staff report Thomas Heyward’s girls began the season 13-1.

RHHS’s season ends at Battery Creek

Ridgeland-Hardeeville lost its season finale, 23-20, at Battery Creek last Friday night. The scoring outburst was the most for the Jaguars since their 22-12 win at Estill in August, but RHHS (2-8, 0-4 Region 8-AAA) missed an opportunity to qualify for the Class AAA state playoffs.

JCST file photo Despite a losing season, RHHS coach Jahmaal Nelson said “This is about more than football. I want to help them in life.”

Defense propels Jaguars to 2nd win

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Freddie Aiken fights for yards in RHHS’s 22-12 win over host Estill. The Jaguars are 2-0 and will next host Allendale-Fairfax (1-1).

THA girls enjoy hoops success

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Ivy Bryan pushes the ball ahead during a recent THA girls game. The Rebels are without her sister, Ellie, who tore her ACL.

Rebels in region hoops play

Carmen Pinckney/Special to Jasper County Sun Times. Ivy Bryan calls a play during an early season game. The Rebels have home games Thursday, Jan. 14 and Tuesday, Jan. 19.
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Ridgeland-Hardeeville's Jayme Chisholm led the Jaguars last Saturday against visiting Bluffton.

Trace Lowther heads up court during the Coca-Cola Classic.

Rebels ready to host Coca-Cola Classic