Goose Creek is one of the best places to live in the United States. Between city's history, its location, food, people, and climate, few places mix southern hospitality with laid-back vibes, quite like Goose Creek. As locals, we love calling The Holy City home, but living here comes with its challenges, especially if you are a home or business owner.
Due to the tropical-like weather and high humidity, surfaces like concrete and wood are often riddled with algae and mold, in addition to common grime and dirt. These natural occurrences can affect the beauty of your home or place of business, resulting in an unkempt, neglected look. That's where Palmetto Pressure Clean Goose Creek comes in - to restore your home or your business back to its original beauty and prevent unsightly growth and grime from re-occurring over time.
When it comes to pressure washing in Goose Creek, SC, we strive to provide our customers with industry-leading service, every time we are hired. While some pressure washing companies in Goose Creek are known for lazy workers and mediocre services, we make it a point to exceed our customer's expectations. We do so by prioritizing quick responses, extra-hard work, ongoing training, and excellent customer service. We stand behind our work - check out our reviews on Google!
We're the best choice to protect your home or business not only from mold and mildew but from bugs, bird's nests, spider webs, and potential damage caused by less experienced pressure washers in Goose Creek. Our customer's health, happiness, and satisfaction always come first. We are a licensed, insured pressure washing company in Goose Creek. When you hire our company, know that we will treat your home as if it were our own.
At the end of the day, our mission is simple: give our customers top-notch service and beautiful results while remaining friendly, approachable, and helpful. We specialize in two forms of pressure washing: residential and commercial. Keep reading to learn more about our pressure washer process and the benefits of each type of service.
Residential Pressure Washing in
Goose Creek, SC
When you own a home in the Lowcountry, its exterior is constantly exposed to the elements, resulting in mildew, dirt, and pollen. When not properly cleaned, the exterior surfaces of your home like brick, stucco, and vinyl suffer. With time, they can even break down. At Palmetto Pressure Clean Goose Creek, we use a specially-crafted cleaning solution and time-tested techniques to remove hazardous contaminants safely and effectively.
Unlike some pressure washers in Goose Creek, we use a no-to-low pressure washing strategy for residential properties. Also called "soft washing," this process includes washing and rinsing your windows, along with the exterior face of your gutters. High-pressure tactics are effective against mildew, but they run the risk of causing damage to your siding and windows. Our soft wash cleaner is specifically designed to remove mildew and algae gently, yet effectively from many porous surfaces. Our professional pressure washers also manually brush your gutters with a stain-removing agent to remove unsightly black streaks.
Our soft pressure washing process not only cleans your home but protects it from high-pressure techniques that damage your paint and siding. With soft washing, you won't have to worry about diminished curb appeal or reduced resale value of your home.
These techniques use gentle water pressure and at the same time, apply an environmentally friendly cleaning solution to remove contaminants. With this strategy, your plants and other landscaped areas won't suffer any damage, which is why many homeowners prefer going this route. Once the cleaning agent has removed mold, algae, etc., our team thoroughly rinses the exterior of your home. After rinsing, your home will be left with a squeaky-clean appearance that will make your neighbors jealous in the best way possible.
Our residential pressure washing services don't end with soft washing. Here is a quick glance at a few other commonly requested services from homeowners just like you:
High-pressure cleaning with hot water. Our high-pressure cleaning services are great for many different surfaces, like concrete, brick, and stone.
Gutter and roof debris removal with subsequent flush and removal of bagged debris from property.
Low-to-no pressure roof treatment to remove black staining and unsightly streaks resulting from algae, mold, and other contaminants.
Cleaning of wood decks, fences, docks, decks, and more.
Benefits of Residential Pressure Washing in Goose Creek, SC
Your home's exterior is exposed to harsh elements all the time. After all, its job is to keep the elements out so that you can enjoy life inside your home. Natural conditions like wind, dirt, sun, UV rays, birds, bugs, and insects - not to mention things like smoke, acid rain, and car exhaust - are constantly beating on your home. With time, your home becomes discolored, soiled, and even damaged.
If you own a home in Goose Creek, pressure washing is the most efficient and effective way to keep your home's exterior clean while safeguarding your time, family, and investment.
A few of the most common benefits of pressure washing include:
Pressure Washing Prevents Damage
When moisture builds up in the summer and winter months, it can cause serious damage to your home's surfaces. Should you let grime or stains remain on your exterior surfaces for a long time, it can result in permanent damage. Contaminants like mold actually feed off of your paint and other finishes, essentially removing these accents from your home. Throw in hard-to-reach areas like cracks and crevices that are notorious for mildew growth, and there's a lot of potential damage waiting.
Fortunately, a professional pressure washer in Goose Creek, SC, can remove dirt, grime, mold, and other contaminants that can cause damage over time. This protects your investment and helps keep your family healthy.
Pressure Washing Primes Surfaces for Painting
If you have plans to resurface, refinish, or repaint exterior portions of your home, pressure cleaning is a great way to prep your work area. By removing all grime and dirt from your work surface, you can be sure that you're working on a smooth, clean area free of grit. Pressure wash first if you're planning on other projects like re-staining your deck or refinishing your in-ground pool. Doing so will help your outdoor surfaces hold their new finish easier.
Pressure Washing Protects Your Family
According to the ACAAI, some of the most common allergic triggers are mold, dust mites, pollen, and mildew. These contaminants can be harmful to your health. Having your home and its surfaces pressure washed at least once a year can be very beneficial for your family's health. This is especially true for people who are sensitive to allergens and mold. By removing contaminants and allergens from your home's surfaces, you can help prevent your family from getting sick. One of the best times to consider pressure washing your home is in springtime, when allergens are present. Our eco-friendly pressure washing solution will help remove and kill fungus, algae, mold, and even bacteria.
Commercial Pressure Washing in Goose Creek, SC
If you own a business with a storefront, you know how important first impressions can be. When customers walk up to your store and see it covered in mold, mildew, dirt, and grime, they may have second thoughts about buying your products. After all, if you can't take the time to make your business presentable for customers, why would you put any effort into the service or product that you're selling?
At Palmetto Pressure Clean Goose Creek, we work with business owners across Goose Creek who know the value of a professionally cleaned storefront. Some just don't have the time to pressure wash their business themselves. Others prefer to rely on our team of professional pressure washers to get the job done right the first time. Whatever your commercial pressure washing needs may be, we are here to help.
We offer our unmatched pressure washing services to a number of different businesses and organizations in Goose Creek, including:
- Business Storefronts
- Dumpster Pads
- Much More!
Call our office today at 843-593-6815 to learn more about our commercial pressure washing process, and to set up quarterly or monthly service to keep your storefront looking fresh and clean.
Benefits of Commercial Pressure Washing in Goose Creek, SC
When your commercial property takes a beating from the weather in Chucktown, the best way to achieve a clean, new look is with professional pressure washing. Our team uses high-pressure washing solutions for areas like parking lots, sidewalks, masonry, and concrete. We then use low-pressure washing techniques on your siding, windows, and other areas that need a gentler touch.
Additional benefits of commercial pressure washing include:
Commercial Pressure Washing Means Fewer Repairs
With time, dirt and grime will build up on your commercial structure's sides and roof. When you pressure wash regularly, you can prevent rot from taking hold in areas where fences, sidewalks, gutters, and other hard surfaces are common. In fact, our cleaning solutions can help prevent serious structural damage caused by mold, mildew, algae, and other contaminants.
Commercial Pressure Washing Helps Curb Appeal
If you are a business owner with a storefront, you have probably spent hours of time and thousands of dollars updating your facade. But when you don't take proper care of your businesses' exterior, all that time and money go to waste. Doing so gives customers a great first impression before they walk into your store. Additionally, you will almost certainly get higher offers on your store if it has been pressure washed and cleaned prior to listing it for sale.
Commercial Pressure Washing Creates a Healthier Environment
Pressure washing makes any commercial building cleaner, making it a healthier environment for customers and employees. Customers just feel better and more at ease when they shop in a store that is well cared for. They are also more likely to spend more time in your business and become repeat customers. Not only will customers enjoy the benefits of a cleaner building, but so will your employees. They'll be healthier, happier, and won't have to worry about health concerns from mold, mildew, and fungus. Happy, healthy employees mean more satisfied customers, which ultimately benefits your bottom line.
Trust the Palmetto Pressure Clean Difference
At Palmetto Pressure Clean Goose Creek, we are passionate about delivering quality pressure cleaning services for residential and commercial needs. We are committed to excellence, meaning our carefully selected pressure washers pay extra attention to detail and quality in every task they perform. We truly value each job, no matter how large or small they may be. Unlike some of our competitors in Goose Creek, we want to build relationships with our clients. We strive to get to know every home and business owner that we have the privilege of serving. Whether we're pressure washing a historic home off Queen Street or a popular business off King Street, we always aim to exceed expectations.
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Weather concerns alter SC high school football schedule. Here are the changes so far
The threat of bad weather associated with Hurricane Ian is forcing high school football teams in South Carolina to adjust to this week’s game schedule.Some games across the Midlands and rest of the state already have be moved to either Wednesday or Thursday because of the weather forecast for the state Friday.Several other schools are meeting Monday and plan to announce their plans for sports scheduling throughout the day.Ian is expected to grow in intensity as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico, with the ...
The threat of bad weather associated with Hurricane Ian is forcing high school football teams in South Carolina to adjust to this week’s game schedule.
Some games across the Midlands and rest of the state already have be moved to either Wednesday or Thursday because of the weather forecast for the state Friday.
Several other schools are meeting Monday and plan to announce their plans for sports scheduling throughout the day.
Ian is expected to grow in intensity as it moves through the Gulf of Mexico, with the latest landfall projection early Friday morning along the western coast of Florida. The Carolinas will at least see tropical storm force winds (39-74 mph) from Ian, according to the forecast.
The rain chance for Friday is 60% in the Columbia area and closer to 80% for the S.C. coast, according to the National Weather Service.
It was unclear whether Ian will have an affect on college football games in the Palmetto State. The South Carolina and Clemson football teams are home Saturday, with the Gamecocks hosting S.C. State at noon and the Tigers hosting N.C. State at 7:30 p.m. ESPN “College GameDay” will broadcast its show on Saturday from Clemson beginning at 9 a.m.
USC coach Shane Beamer said Sunday that he hadn’t had any discussions with school administrators about the storm. Saturday’s Columbia weather forecast, for now, is party sunny with a 50% chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service.
A list of known games that have been moved this week because of Hurricane Ian
Cardinal Newman at John Paul II, 6:30 p.m.
Bluffton at Hilton Head Island, 7 p.m.
Lucy Beckham at May River, 7 p.m.
Stratford at Summerville, 7:30 p.m.
St. James at Conway, 7:30 p.m.
Chesnee at Landrum, 7 p.m.
Pelion at Saluda, 7 p.m.
Ridge-Spring Monetta at Denmark Olar, 7 p.m.
CA Johnson at Lewisville, 7:30 p.m.
Dorman at Boiling Springs, 7:30 p.m.
Irmo at Richland Northeast, 7:30 p.m.
Lugoff-Elgin at Ridge View, 7:30 p.m.
South Florence at Hartsville, 7:30 p.m.
This story was originally published September 26, 2022 8:50 AM.
Goose Creek boat landing dredging delayed as county works to secure sites, permits
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Shallow waters at low tide have been causing problems for boaters at Bushy Park Landing in Goose Creek for years.The funding for a dredging project was approved in 2014 through a penny sales tax in Berkeley County. Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb says it is an important project for public safety as well as the quality of life when people use the waterway.“When there’s a distress call out on the water, people don’t care whether DNR gets to them first, whether the Coast Gua...
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Shallow waters at low tide have been causing problems for boaters at Bushy Park Landing in Goose Creek for years.
The funding for a dredging project was approved in 2014 through a penny sales tax in Berkeley County. Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb says it is an important project for public safety as well as the quality of life when people use the waterway.
“When there’s a distress call out on the water, people don’t care whether DNR gets to them first, whether the Coast Guard gets to on the sheriff’s office or volunteer fire department, every minute matters,” Cribb says. So us being able to get to folks is very important. Driving by on a normal day it’s not uncommon to see someone who doesn’t know that inlet very well stuck on mud for hours waiting for the tide to come back in.”
Cribb says Bushy Park Landing is the only saltwater access point in Berkeley County, so he knows it is important to people. The county continues to work towards a dredge of the inlet, but they say it is delayed because of complicated processes and permits.
Cribb explains, officials have been working to find access to a spoil site, where they can dump the dredged sand and mud from the bottom of the inlet. The county was denied access to a few private land options, and now is going to build its own spoil site on recently purchased county land. He says the county took a few years to explore all avenues, looking for the most cost-effective and nearby spoil site.
“So right now, we’re focused on the site that we actually own,” Cribb says. “We have title to 18 acres right next to the site and the county does. But you have to build a spoil site, you can’t just start to dump the material on the site, you have to build it.”
He says the county has $1.7 million dollars for the whole project. Now that they will build their own spoil site, it will cost more than originally planned, an additional $5.1 million.
Cribb says the added costs are built into the penny tax extension referendum on the ballot this fall. He explains, if the penny tax passes, the project will be funded, but if it does not, they may be delayed while searching for matching funds.
“So we will begin permitting and constructing a spoil site as soon as we know we have the funds and that depends on the 2022 penny referendum,” Cribb says. “It’s a $587 million referendum. Obviously, this is a very small portion of it, but to a lot of people it’s the most important part of the whole referendum.”
Cribb says if the penny referendum funding passes, he thinks the county will be able to build the spoil site in time to dredge in the fall of 2024. The dredging season is from November to March of each year and requires state permits. As someone who enjoys using the boat landing himself, Cribb says he, the county, elected officials and state agencies are working hard to keep the project moving forward at all times.
“My optimism is, I know we have a good plan to remedy this and we have people working really hard on it,” Cribb says. “But I share the frustration of the public. I mean I wish it would have I wish it would have been accomplished you know many years ago, I wish there wasn’t a kind of sidetrack moment where we were looking at another site. But all of that’s hindsight. We are relentlessly working on it to the point where we’ve hired a professional consultant who is absolutely an expert in helping guide us through this.”
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Summerville rolls past Goose Creek
David Shelton Special to The Post and Courierhttps://www.postandcourier.com/sports/highschool/summerville-rolls-past-goose-creek/article_a25baf24-3b72-11ed-8921-cf1538324770.html
GOOSE CREEK — Friday night’s game between long-time rivals Summerville and Goose Creek had very little defense. Both offenses went up and down the field all night long and Summerville won the contest, 56-30.The Green Wave earned its fourth win in five games and bounced back from its first loss, a 16-0 setback to Sumter last week. The Gators dropped their fifth straight game to start the season, albeit against a difficult non-region schedule.Senior running back Marquez Spells rushed for more than 200 yards and had th...
GOOSE CREEK — Friday night’s game between long-time rivals Summerville and Goose Creek had very little defense. Both offenses went up and down the field all night long and Summerville won the contest, 56-30.
The Green Wave earned its fourth win in five games and bounced back from its first loss, a 16-0 setback to Sumter last week. The Gators dropped their fifth straight game to start the season, albeit against a difficult non-region schedule.
Senior running back Marquez Spells rushed for more than 200 yards and had three touchdowns. Senior quarterback Campbell McCurry topped 150 passing yards and two scores, both to junior Quintrelle Pettiford. Junior running back Trae Green added three touchdown runs for Summerville.
“I’m not surprised there were points tonight,” Summerville coach Ian Rafferty said. “That’s a good football team. They have some weapons on offense. Both teams have some dudes. Goose Creek has a Division 1 quarterback and two really good receivers. We have some guys too. We just had a little more. We knew it would be tough.”
The Green Wave displayed great offensive efficiency to open the game. On the first offensive snap, senior running back Marquez Spells raced untouched up the middle for a 59-yard scoring jaunt and a 7-0 lead just 15 seconds into the game.
The Gators answered with an 83-yard drive, culminating with Drew Moore’s eight-yard scoring pass to Troy Reid with 10:01 left in the first period. Moore finished with more than 220 yards passing while Reid topped 100 receiving yards with two scores.
Summerville again needed just one play to add to its scoring total. McCurry found Pettiford on a 73-yard bomb and Summerville led, 14-6, with 9:41 remaining.
“It’s preparation, want to,” Rafferty said of the quick start. “We have good schemes and good coaches. We have some dangerous guys. We can take it to the house from anywhere.”
Good fortune continued for the Green Wave.
After Summerville dropped a punt, Rhyan White scooped up the loose ball and raced 30 yards to the Goose Creek 32-yard line. Six plays later, Spells scored from seven yards out for a 21-6 advantage still with 6:17 remaining in the first period.
Late in the first quarter, the Gators put together a nine-play, 57-yard scoring drive with Moore scrambling in from 15 yards out with :56 left, cutting Summerville’s lead to 21-13.
Summerville drove down inside the Goose Creek 25-yard line in the second quarter, but Goose Creek safety Jordan Turner intercepted a pass and returned it to the 38. Seven plays later, Moore again scored on a keeper from eight yards out. A two-point attempt failed but Goose Creek trailed, 21-19, with 6:53 left in the second quarter.
Summerville again had a response and went 58 yards on five plays with Trae Green scoring on a five-yard run for a 28-19 lead.
The Gators used 11 plays and three Summerville penalties to get a 25-yard field goal from Owen Perez with 2:03 left in the first half, cutting the margin to 28-22 at the break.
Summerville put the game away with three touchdowns in the third quarter. McCurry found Pettiford again for a long touchdown pass, this one covering 29 yards to push the lead to 35-22.
After a Goose Creek punt, Spells led a drive with several nice runs and Green finished it off with a 13-yard scoring and the Green Wave led, 42-22, with 3:40 left in the third quarter.
Michael Woodfield intercepted Moore’s pass and returned it to the Goose Creek 15-yard line, setting up another scoring run by Green with 1:56 left in the third.
Spells added his 80-yard burst for a score after Moore and Reid got Goose Creek on the board again early in the fourth quarter for a 56-30 lead.
Summerville will host Stratford next week while Goose will open region 6-AAAAA play at Berkeley.
Week 6: Region openers on tap
Six Berkeley County School District programs open their region slates in Week 6 of the high school football season.At press time, the question was when those games would be played. With Hurricane Ian projected to possibly impact the Lowcountry Sept. 29-30, football games could be moved up as early as Wednesday, Sept. 28.Stratford’s road game at Summerville was the first to get moved up to Wednesday and others will likely follow. The Green Wave made the announcement the evening of Sept. 25.More on the matchups below...
Six Berkeley County School District programs open their region slates in Week 6 of the high school football season.
At press time, the question was when those games would be played. With Hurricane Ian projected to possibly impact the Lowcountry Sept. 29-30, football games could be moved up as early as Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Stratford’s road game at Summerville was the first to get moved up to Wednesday and others will likely follow. The Green Wave made the announcement the evening of Sept. 25.
More on the matchups below:
Berkeley vs. Goose Creek
Notes: Goose Creek dropped to 0-5 with a 56-30 loss to visiting Summerville Sept. 23… Berkeley, 1-4, was off Sept. 23… It’s the Region 6-AAAAA opener for both teams… Goose Creek has won three straight region crowns and three in a row over Berkeley, including a 53-14 game last year … Gators WR Troy Reid, a former all-region player for Berkeley, hauled in two touchdown passes against Summerville… The Gators and Stags have split their last 10 meetings… Berkeley has lost four straight since winning its opener against Timberland… Berkeley also played Summerville this season, falling 38-6.
Cane Bay at Wando
Notes: Cane Bay improved to 3-1 with a 21-0 victory at May River Sept. 23… Wando is 1-4 and a loser of three straight games, including a 7-3 defeat at Ashley Ridge Sept. 23… It’s the Region 6-AAAAA opener for both teams … Wando leads the all-time series, 6-2, but Cane Bay holds bragging rights after winning 27-7 last season… Cane Bay RBs Deshawn Tompkins and Bryson Johnson scored on runs of 64 and 44 yards in the win over May River… The Warriors have not scored a touchdown since blanking Stall, 34-0, on Sept. 2... The shutout was the first for Cane Bay’s defense this season.
Stratford at Summerville
Notes: Stratford moved to 1-3 with a 35-10 victory at St. James Sept. 23… Summerville is 4-1… The Green Wave won last season’s meeting, 29-7, and leads 15-5 since 2004… Stratford last won in the series, 21-14, in 2020… Stratford QB Jalen Barry threw two touchdown passes and running back Tim Lloyd scored twice in the win at St. James… RB Lance Depass bolted 62 yards for another Stratford touchdown… Summerville RB Marquez Spells topped 200 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Green Wave’s win over Goose Creek Sept. 23... RB Trae Green also scored three rushing touchdowns for Summerville.
Hanahan at Woodland
Notes: Hanahan improved to 4-0 with a 42-0 victory over visiting Porter-Gaud Sept. 23… Woodland improved to 5-0 with a 49-9 win at Colleton County … The Hawks have never lost to the Wolverines in 13 encounters and won the last meeting, 37-12, in 2018… Woodland’s combined opponent’s record is 5-21 while Hanahan’s is 8-14…. Hawks RB Kevon Rivera rushed for 139 yards and scored twice on the ground… Hawks QB Jaden Cummings combined for 173 total yards and delivered touchdown passes to WRs Ashton Drayton and Dru Goldsmith against Porter-Gaud…. Final non-region game for Hawks.
Philip Simmons at Beaufort
Notes: First meeting between the two teams… Philip Simmons is coming off a 21-0 victory over Bishop England Sept. 23… Beaufort is 4-1 after a 55-23 victory over Bluffton Sept. 23…. The Iron Horses are 4-2 and Eagles 4-1 as they head into the Region 8-AAA opener… The shutout for Philip Simmons was its first this season… Last fall, the Iron Horses recorded three shutouts… Philip Simmons RB Isaac Schimpf rushed for 173 yards against Bishop England… Junior Markellis Asbury and senior Chip Carlson combined for 25 stops … Asbury also scored on two short touchdown runs.
Cross vs. St. John’s
Notes: Cross is 4-2 after losing to Buford, 23-14, in a non-region game Sept. 23… St. John’s is 0-5… The squads have one common opponent, Scott’s Branch… Cross coasted past the Eagles, 30-6, while St. John’s lost, 20-16… It’s the Region 8-A opener for both teams… St. John’s won last season’s meeting, 19-14… The squads have split the last 10 meetings, 5-5… Cross RB Santory Jones rushed for 129 yards against Buford and RB Carmello Montgomery added a 73-yard touchdown reception from QB Tyler Mungin.
Timberland at Bishop England
Notes: Timberland is coming off a 34-0 loss to West Ashley and takes an 0-6 record into the game… Bishop England is 1-5 and coming off a 21-0 loss to Philip Simmons… The Wolves have won six straight in the series, including 18-10 last season... Last time the Bishops won in the series came in 2011, 17-3… Bishop England’s lone victory this season was Aug. 22 against Porter-Gaud, 29-0… It’s the Region 7-AA opener for both teams... Both teams have been blanked twice this season.
Oceanside Collegiate readies for tough defense of unbeaten Sumter
David Shelton Special to The Post and Courierhttps://www.postandcourier.com/sports/highschool/oceanside-collegiate-readies-for-tough-defense-of-unbeaten-sumter/article_208be478-3a87-11ed-b7e8-0bcfab8252b5.html
The Oceanside Collegiate football team has played as difficult an early season schedule as any Class AA school in the state, but has managed a 3-1 start to the 2022 campaign.The Landsharks, ranked second in the latest statewide Class AA poll, face another challenge on Friday night when they host the 5-0 Sumter Gamecocks. Sumter, ranked fifth in Class AAAAA, already has two wins over local programs. Sumter beat Goose Creek, 31-14, and knocked off Summerville, 16-0, last week.Oceanside Collegiate head coach Chad Wilkes said South...
The Oceanside Collegiate football team has played as difficult an early season schedule as any Class AA school in the state, but has managed a 3-1 start to the 2022 campaign.
The Landsharks, ranked second in the latest statewide Class AA poll, face another challenge on Friday night when they host the 5-0 Sumter Gamecocks. Sumter, ranked fifth in Class AAAAA, already has two wins over local programs. Sumter beat Goose Creek, 31-14, and knocked off Summerville, 16-0, last week.
Oceanside Collegiate head coach Chad Wilkes said South Florence, the top-ranked Class AAAA team in the state, may have been the most complete team of the Landsharks’ first four opponents. South Florence handed OCA its only loss to date, a 29-28 thriller in Week 2. However, Sumter is easily the best defensive team on the schedule. The Gamecocks have allowed just 51 points in five games.
Sumter’s best player on the field is defensive back/receiver Zyeir Gamble, an Appalachian State commit and one of the best kick returners in the state.
Oceanside Collegiate is led offensively by senior running back Vaughn Blue, the area’s leading rusher through four games with 691 yards and seven touchdowns. Junior Ed Reidenbach has been solid and steady at quarterback, throwing for 423 yards and completing 62 percent of his pass attempts. Seniors Jace Kraftchick and Cole Strickler are the top pass catchers.
The Landsharks have been fairly stout on defense as well, coming off a 20-0 shutout of Marlboro County in their last outing. Tim Castain and Ben Britton are top performers along the front. Safety Zach Hagedon has been a big play performer in the back.
After Friday’s game, the Landsharks will venture into Region 6-AA play. It is no secret that Oceanside should run easily through region play before the state playoffs begin.
In other key games involving area schools in Week 5, Summerville (3-1) visits Goose Creek (0-4) having won five of the last seven meetings. The combined record of Goose Creek’s first five opponents leading into this game is 20-4.
Fort Dorchester (2-2) continues its difficult early schedule with its first-ever regular-season trip to fellow Class AAAAA power Gaffney (2-2). The Patriots defeated Berkeley last week without starting quarterback Zolten Osborne, and his status for this showdown is unknown. Gaffney quarterback Grayson Loftis is a Duke commitment.
Baptist Hill, ranked eighth in Class A, jumps up two classifications for a trip to AAA Manning. Cross, off to a 4-1 start, hosts Buford, the fifth-ranked team in Class AA. Cross and Baptist Hill will meet to decide the Region 8-A title in a few weeks.
West Ashley is off to a 5-0 start and will host winless Timberland. The five consecutive wins to start a season is already a school record. West Ashley’s defense has posted back-to-back shutouts and has allowed only 28 points in five games.
This Week’s Schedule
Wando at Ashley Ridge
Summerville at Goose Creek
Cane Bay at May River
Fort Dorchester at Gaffney
Sumter at Oceanside
Stratford at St. James
Timberland at West Ashley
Philip Simmons at Bishop England
Woodland at Colleton Co.
North Charleston at Burke
Porter-Gaud at Hanahan
Baptist Hill at Manning
Buford at Cross
Military Magnet at Edisto
Northwoods vs. Academic Magnet at District 4 Stadium
First Baptist at Wilson Hall
Spartanburg Christian at Colleton Prep
Palmetto Christian at Bethesda
Dillon Christian at Dorchester Academy
Conway Christian at St. John’s Christian
Newberry Academy at Cathedral
Faith Christian at Charleston Collegiate