Friday Night Blitz: Week 8 brings Savannah’s best rivalry showdown

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It’s been Savannah’s best rivalry for over a decade — Savannah Christian Raiders vs. Calvary Day School Cavaliers.

The Raiders came into this rivalry game with a new head coach and all season long they’ve been scoring big. But on the other side of the field, we had the Cavaliers who are undefeated so far this season.

What started as a slow game ramped up in the second half. Savannah Christian was up just 3-0 at halftime and Calvary came out of the gate guns blazing with a touchdown.

That slight didn’t last too long as the Raiders scored one after the other, bringing the score at the start of 4Q 24-7. That’s when the Cavaliers really stomped on the gas with a touchdown followed by an onside kick recovery.

They were down by 8 points, then 3 with just minutes left in the game. But Savannah Christian managed to keep their lead, giving them the 24-21 win.

Now that wasn’t the only weird game of the night. Across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, a ton of games expected to be blowouts turned out to be close calls — and vice versa.

Take a look at tonight’s highlights above and final scores below:

Savannah Christian 24 – Calvary Day 21
Bradwell Institute 27 – Effingham County 8
Richmond Hill 41 – Brunswick 7
New Hampstead 34 – South Effingham 16
Wayne County 21 – Statesboro 20 – OT
Benedictine 37 – Windsor Forest 12
Islands 22 – Johnson 9
Beach 28 – Groves 14
Savannah Country Day 13 – McIntosh County Academy 6
Claxton 15 – Portal 14
Battery Creek – Lake Marion
May River 41 – Ridgeland/Hardeeville 7
Toombs County 41 – Bryan County 7
Bethesda Academy 29 – Hilton Head Prep 20
Appling County 41 – Long County 7
Bluffton 28 – Beaufort 14
Liberty County 21 – Tattnall County 7
Jeff Davis 43 – Vidalia 15
Camden County 52 – Colleton 7
Barnwell 49 – Whale Branch 12

Be sure to tune in next week at 7:30 for our Friday Night Blitz Game of the Week. It’s the Beaufort Eagles vs. May River Sharks.

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