Site: Bob Mooneyham Sports Complex. Time: 7:30 p.m.
Swansea notes: The Tigers (2-4, 1-0) snapped a 15-game losing streak in Week 3, and opened region play with a 26-7 win over Brookland-Cayce. JaQuan Sutton was the big gun for Swansea again, running for 177 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter that iced the verdict … Sutton now has more than 600 rushing yards and seven TDs on the books.
Airport notes: The Eagles passed what many considered to be their only true test of the Region 5-3A campaign last week. Aiport breezed by South Aiken 38-7 in the region opener to improve to 6-0. Dare we say it, the Eagles are now in position to go undefeated through the regular season for the first time in school history … The item of note a week ago was Airport’s passing game, not the vaunted Eagles running attack. Senior quarterback W.T. Murden was 18-for-28 for 313 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles piled up 452 offensive yards against the overmatched Thoroughbreds. Murden is 77-for-122 passing for 1,070 yards and 12 touchdowns with just one interception to date. He also has a team high 622 yards rushing and nine TDs on 92 carries … Ryan Smith is the other key offensive operative. The senior running back has 597 yards and six TDs by land and had nine catches for 80 yards and two other scores … The deep Eagles receiving corps features Derek Cushman (19-274-3), Josh Salley (15-295-1), Deonne Hopkins (15-244-4) and Sam McCllelan (12-112-1) … The Eagles defense has allowed just one offensive touchdown in the last two games. Veteran lineman Chris Phillips (71 tackles, 2 sacks), Charlie Crane (66 tackles, 2 sacks), Shawn Felder (57 tackles) and Jacob Branham (47 tackles, 4 sacks) are among the unit standouts.
Series history: Airport crushed the Tigers 47-8 last season to take a 2-1 lead in the series.