Site: Hathaway-Weeber Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.
Pinewood Prep notes: The Panthers return to Columbia after opening the season with a 35-20 loss to Hammond. Pinewood (1-1) rebounded from that disappointing outcome to crush Colleton Prep 41-0 last week … Quarterback Bruce Haynes and receiver Laquan Gilliard, two transfers from Summerville, are the players the Falcons must stop … Haynes has passed for 284 yards and two touchdowns, and run for a team-high 186 yards and two TDs.
Ben Lippen notes: The Falcons’ demanding non-region schedule continues … Last week Ben Lippen (1-2) dropped a tough 35-27 decision to HSL member Lewisville despite the stellar efforts by quarterback Joey Carter, receiver Xan Mangum and linebacker Mic Shoemaker … Carter connected on 20 of 31 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns. Mangum caught six passes for 63 yards and two TDs and ran for 57 yards and another score. He also scored a two-point conversion and had a kickoff return for 32 yards. Shoemaker paced the defense with 19 tackles … The Falcons cut the deficit to eight points with 8:04 to go in the fourth quarter on a hook-and-ladder pass/run play covering 65 yards and a two-point conversion. But that proved to be the final score of the game … Carter has connected on 55 of 90 passes for 736 yards and 10 TDs. Mangum has scored eight touchdowns and 50 total points. Shoemaker leads the Falcons hit parade with 38 tackles.