High School football games rescheduled due to the storm
The heavy rains over the weekend wreaked havoc on the high school football schedule, including Bishop England and Hanahan.
The Bishops’ homecoming game against Whale Branch, scheduled for Oct. 2, was postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7. But with school not in session, the Bishops couldn’t practice. The game is now set for Friday.
Hanahan’s game against Hilton Head was rained out and was rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7. But Berkeley County cancelled all extracurricular events for Wednesday shortly before this edition went to print.
That’s not the only change. The Bishops’ game at Battery Creek, set for Friday, Oct. 9, has been for rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 6.
Hanahan is scheduled to play Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Monday, but that may also change.
Bishop England coach John Cantey said playing the Whale Branch game on Friday gave his team extra time to get ready.
“We haven’t practiced since last Wednesday,” Cantey said. “We were rained out Thursday and Friday. We were going to get together and watch film on Sunday, but the rain changed that as well.”
Check our website, www.thedanielislandnews.com, for the latest changes.
BE to Class AAA
It’s official: Bishop England will move up to Class AAA in the new five-classification realignment, announced by the High School League.
Bishop England competed at the Class AA level in the old four-class system since 1988. But that will change next fall and will remain in place for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
Bishop England will compete in Region 7-AAA with Hanahan, Lake Marion, Manning and Timberland. Bishop England will be the smallest school in the new Class AAA other than Ridgeland-Hardeeville, which was aligned in AAA for geographical purposes.
Bishop England offensive lineman Blake Jeresaty has committed to play at Wofford.
The 6-2, 290-pound center has been a starter since his freshman year when he started four games in helping the Bishops win a state title.
He’s fared well in the classroom as well, with a 3.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Hawks picked for Shrine Bowl
Hanahan wide receiver Samuel Denmark and linebacker Tre Smalls have been selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
Denmark has 25 receptions for 459 yards and three touchdowns. Smalls has tallied 59 tackles and one interception.
Goose Creek defensive end Javon Kinlaw, Fort Dorchester lineman John Simpson, Wando running back Kevin Brown and Summerville lineman Chandler Farrell were picked to play in the game.
The Shrine Bowl, pitting South Carolina’s top seniors against their counterparts from North Carolina, is scheduled for Dec. 19 at Wofford’s Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg.