Bishop England and Hanahan both win Sertoma games
Bishop England and Hanahan fared well in the 46th annual Sertoma Football Classic, which is the unofficial kickoff to the high school football season.
The Bishops pounded Pinewood Prep 19-0 in a Friday night scrimmage at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium.
The night before, Hanahan topped James Island, 7-0.
“I thought we looked good,” Bishop England coach John Cantey said. “I think we have shown a lot of improvement. We played with enthusiasm. It’s good to play in front of a big crowd in the final tune-up before the season gets underway.”
Bishop England quarterback Leo Albano was the big individual winner, earning the Roddy White MVP award for Friday night with his impressive outing against the defending SCISA Class AAA state champs.
White played in Sertoma as a member of the James Island Trojans and went on to have an impressive career for the Atlanta Falcons.
The scrimmage lasted two quarters and Albano accounted for all three TDs, running for two scores himself as the Bishops won at Sertoma for the first time since 2011, the year they won the first state championship in school history.
Bishop England won the Spirit Award of the second night, with Oceanside second and Academic Magnet third.
Hanahan, meanwhile, topped James Island 7-0 in a two-quarter scrimmage on Thursday.
Both defenses played well, but the Hawks were just a little better.
The Hawks’ Jamie Watson intercepted a pass near midfield and returned it to the James Island 15-yard line to set up Shiron Hart’s 3-yard TD run with just over seven minutes left in the scrimmage.