This week in Class 2A-1A football

October 8, 2013 

Batesburg-Leesville (4-2, 1-0 Region 2-2A) vs. Ninety Six (5-1, 1-0)

Site: Panther Stadium.

Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Game notes: The winner emerges as the top threat to Newberry in the region championship race … Batesburg-Leesville scored a 28-12 road win at Abbeville in the region opener. Terrance Wilson led the way with 127 yards rushing and two touchdowns. His 75-yard scoring run with 3:14 remaining in the game put the verdict on ice. Wilson has 565 yards rushing, 112 yards receiving, 597 kick return yards and 92 points on the books … Ninety Six scored its fourth win in a row last week – a 35-15 region decision over winless Mid-Carolina.

Series history: B-L has won four in a row against the Wildcats, 13 of the last 14 and enjoys a 14-3 series lead.

Columbia (1-5, 0-1 Region 3-2A) vs. Keenan (4-2, 1-0)

Site: Bolden Stadium.

Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Game notes: Keenan blasted North Central 40-12 in the region opener. Peter Easaw, naturally, was in the starring role. The senior running back ran for 214 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries. Easaw has 837 all-purpose yards and 56 points to date. Sophomore Tyreick Davis-Newton had a monster game on defense with 12 tackles, six tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries. Tarik Williams is the season defensive leader with 48 tackles, 11 TFL, seven sacks, 13 hurries and two forced fumbles ... Columbia endured a 50-0 drubbing last week against unbeaten Fairfield Central. The Capitals have lost four in a row.

Series history: Columbia has won nine of the last 11 against the Raiders to assume a 21-16 series lead. The Capital City rivals have met every season since the first encounter in 1976.

North Central (3-3, 0-1 Region 3-2A) vs. Pelion (3-3, 1-0)

Site: Boonetown Stadium.

Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Game notes: Pelion pounded Eau Claire 42-8 last week in the first round of region play. .

Series history: Pelion was a 28-22 winner in the first meeting of the teams last season. RB Isaiah Jenkins ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns and QB Zach Hawkins had 73 rushing yards and one scoring run … North Central fell 40-12 to Keenan last week. The bulk of the Knights’ 181-yard offensive production offensive yards came from running back William Jenkins who ran for 148 yards and one TD. Jenkins has 863 yards and seven scores on the books.

Fairfield Central (6-0, 1-0 Region 3-2A) vs. Eau Claire (0-6, 0-1)

Site: E.K. McClendon Stadium.

Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Game notes: Fairfield Central opened its region title defense with a 50-0 rout of Columbia. DeAndre Belton had 122 yards passing and one scoring throw and one touchdown run before retiring early. Joseph Young was the rushing leader with 82 yards and two TDs on eight carries. Chanti Jones and Davon Pearson had two sacks apiece on defense. The Griffins lead the region is scoring (42,2 ppg) and scoring defense (12.5 ppg) … It’s official. Eau Claire will endure its 26th consecutive losing season in 2013. The Shamrocks took a 42-8 hit last week against Pelion in the region opener. It was EC’s 14th consecutive loss.

Series history: FC has won 18 in a row against the Shamrocks, 20 of 21 overall.

McBee (3-3, 0-1 Region 3-1A) vs. C.A. Johnson (2-5, 0-1)

Site: McBee Stadium.

Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Game notes: Mike Knox did everything he could to help C.A. Johnson win it’s region opener last week against Great Falls. Knox has 142 yards passing and two touchdowns, 81 yards rushing and 44 yards receiving on offense and 10 tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery and two PBUs on defense. It was not enough. The Green Hornets fell 47-20 … McBee is a respectable 4-4 since ending a 19-game losing streak last season. CAJ had two wins during the Panthers slump.

Series history: CAJ took a 2-1 series lead with a 41-0 win last season.

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