At Blythewood, the Blythewood Bengals (7-4, 3-2) benefitted from strong special teams play that included two blocked kicks — one converted to a touchdown — and defensive scoring to close the regular season with a 49-16 victory against Ridge View.
Blythewood narrowly outgained Ridge View, 286 yards to 267, and both teams had gave up two interceptions.
But with 121 yards on kick returns — 72 from Aaron Peak — the Bengals had the edge.
Ridge View finishes 3-8, 1-4.
B: Lynard Jamison 6 run (Greg Huegel kick)
B: Aaron Peak 19 run (Huegel kick)
B: Javon Smith 9 pass from David Israel (Huegel kick)
R: W. Napper 1 run (kick blocked)
B: Peak 45 run (Huegel kick)
B: Jalen Williams 24 fumble recovery (Huegel kick)
R: A. Greene pass from T. Bush (Bush run)
B: Smith 2 blocked punt return (Huegel kick)
B: Jamison 4 run (Huegel kick)
ABBEVILLE 21, SALUDA 0
At Saluda, Abbeville’s Khalil Fuller led the game with 13 rushes for 103 yards. Abbeville rushed for all of its 321 yards.
For Saluda, Maurice Howard posted 108 yards on 8-21-4 passing.
Saluda finishes 5-6. Abbeville will play at Chesnee in the second round.
A: Dashaun Harris 1 run (Chris Cann kick)
A: Sylvester Harris 1 run (Cann kick)
A: Khalil Fuller 33 run (Cann kick)
LANDRUM 45, EAU CLAIRE 18
At Landrum, Cardinals quarterback Aaron Bryant posted 372 total yards and five touchdowns to lift Landrum and stop Eau Claire at 1-10 in the first round of the Upper State Class 2A Div. II playoffs. The Shamrocks were led by Marquise Taylor, who passed for 211 yards and three touchdowns.
Landrum is 6-5 and will travel to Batesburg-Leesville next.
SPRING VALLEY 48, RICHLAND NORTHEAST 7
At Richland Northeast, the Vikings (11-0, 5-0) continued their winning streak to edge the Cavaliers (1-10, 1-4). Richland looked as if it could gain the lead but fell behind Spring Valley’s three touchdowns in the third quarter.
John Miller took the spotlight with three touchdowns, and Malik Scott added the only touchdown for Richland Northeast.
B: John Miller 1 run (kick failed)
B: Chris Adams 20 run (Cooper Gresham kick)
R: Malik Scott 72 pass (Evan Davis kick)
B: Miller 5 run (Gresham kick)
B: Josh Harland 8 run (Gresham kick)
B: Miller 8 run (Gresham kick)
B: Ryan Lee 1 run (Gresham kick)
B: Kristion Glover 26 run (Gresham kick)
NORTH AUGUSTA 33, DUTCH FORK 24
At North Augusta, the Yellow Jackets (10-1, 4-1) ended their season with a victory against the rival Silver Foxes Fork (8-3, 4-1).
Trib Reece managed 307 passing yards and Keyon West finished with 115 receiving yards.
D: Walter Roberson 3 run (Tyler Bass kick)
D: Austin Ruger 4 pass from Derek Olenchuk (Bass kick)
N: Dre Dunbar 26 pass from Trib Reece (Blake Busby kick)
D: Bass 27 field goal
N: Keyon West 49 pass from Reece (kick failed)
D: KJ Williams 7 pass from Olenchuk (Bass kick)
N: Ronald Williams 2 run (Dunbar pass from Reece)
N: West 9 pass from Reece (kick failed)
N: Williams 4 run (Busby kick)