High school playoff games to watch

November 2, 2012 

Class 3A Upper State

Lower Richland at Blue Ridge: The Diamond Hornets take their defense, led by Alonzo Gibson and Rickey Hagood, on the road looking to slow the Tigers, who average 41 points per game.

Pickens at A.C. Flora: Quarterback Jake Lewis leads A.C. Flora (9-1) against the Blue Flame (6-6), which averages 26.2 points per game.

Greenville at Chapin: The Eagles, led by quarterback Matt Charpia, put their offense up against a Greenville squad that allows 13 points per game.

CLASS 3A LOWER STATE

Gilbert at Hanahan: Quarterback Mitch Spires and the Indians take on Hanahan, which has won eight in a row. Gilbert gets an offensive boost from running back Omar Bethea, who averages 140 yards per game

Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Swansea: With a balanced offense and a defense that averages 3 takeaways per game, Swansea hopes to down the big Bruins.

CLASS 2A

D1 UPPER STATE

Crescent at Pelion: The Panthers closed the regular season on a three-loss skid, but quarterback Zach Hawkins looks to right the ship and extend the season against Crescent (8-3).

Eau Claire at Keenan: Quarterback Titus Hopkins and running back Peter Easaw lead the Raiders against region rival Eau Claire, which is looking for its second win of the season.

CLASS 2A

D2 UPPER STATE

Batesburg-Leesville at Chesterfield: The Panthers (5-5), led by quarterback Jac’Quiel Chandler, average 20 points per game to Chesterfield’s 33.

CLASS A UPPER STATE

C.A. Johnson at Christ Church: Michael Knox and the Hornets visit the No. 1 seed looking for their third win of the season. Knox averages 269 yards of offense for the Hornets.

SCISA CLASS 3A

Cardinal Newman at Augusta Christian: In the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons, running back Zakki Parker and the Cardinals face the 10-0 Lions on the road.

Heathwood Hall at Hammond: In a rematch of the regular season finale, quarterback Will Detwiler leads Heathwood Hall against receiver Braden Shockley and the Skyhawks.

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