Stags get first win

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jamal Bowman scores his second touchdown of the night in Berkeley’s 28-13 win over Cane Bay. DAN BROWN/INDEPENDENT

The Berkeley Stags notched their first win of the 2013 season with a 28-13 win over Cane Bay to highlight action in Week 3 of the fall football season.
The county rivals met Friday night of last week in Moncks Corner.
The Stags defense held off a furious second half comeback by the Cobras in the contest, as Branden Williams put the exclamation point on the game with a 21-yard interception return for a touchdown and Matthew Harkness scooped up his own dropped snap and vaulted five yards for the game’s final score.
This followed Jamal Bowman’s two touchdowns in the first half that gave Berkeley a lead it would not surrender.
In other area games, Timberland rolled over C.E. Murray 51-6, while Cross fell to Hemingway 37-12 and St. John’s Christian Academy lost to Cathedral 54-8.
The Wolves improved to 3-1 with wins over AAA’s Manning and A’s Cross and C.E. Murray, with its lone lose coming at the hands of AAA’s Hanahan.
The Trojans fell to 1-3 with a lone win coming at the expense of C.E. Murray.
For the 0-3 Cavaliers, a rebuilding process continues one brick at a time. While the games so far this season have been blowouts, the Cavaliers have found pay dirt in each of their games. New coach Matt Gilbert has had to start over from the foundation cornerstone to rebuild a young team.
On Friday, the Stags hit the road to take on Manning, the Trojans host St. James, while SJCA will enjoy its home opener against First Baptist.
Timberland is off Friday with a bye week.
The Wolves coming off a win where starters spent most of the second half on the bench and an off week should be fresh and ready for its annual rivalry game with Berkeley on Sept. 27.
For more on Friday’s action, see Sports.

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