By the time this weekend's games are done, every team in the Midlands will have played eight games.
That means the playoffs are a few weeks away for some while others will see their seasons come to an end.
Plenty of players have put together solid seasons in leading their teams. A few have been spectacular.
But which player has been the best? And who will be considered for that title at season's end?
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The quick answer is Irmo running back Mustafa Greene, who has rushed for 1,169 yards and 18 touchdowns for a Yellow Jackets team that is 6-1.
Airport quarterback W.T. Murden also is in the conversation. Murden has rushed for 630 yards, averaging 6.6 yards a carry and completed 86 of 134 passes (64 percent) for 1,176 yards. He has 15 touchdown passes against one interception.
Safe to say, the Eagles would not be 7-0, running away with the Region 5-3A championship and ranked No. 4 in Class 3A without their senior quarterback.
Up to this point, Greene and Murden have been the most impressive players. But that does not mean the competition is over.
Pelion's Jamar Pontoon, who has surpassed Greene in rushing since Greene went down with an injury on Friday against North Augusta. Pontoon's 1,194 yards lead all Midlands running backs. Here's another important fact: He's just a sophomore, so he will be piling up yards for two more years for the Panthers.
Greene and Pontoon are two of four running backs who have already passed the 1,000-yard mark.
Blythewood junior Brandon Wilds has keyed the Bengals' return to the playoff picture. Wilds has rushed for 1,016 yards with 12 touchdowns in Blythewood's 6-1 start.
Another back is putting up tremendous numbers under difficult circumstances.
Swansea senior Jae'Quan Sutton has 1,065 yards for the struggling Tigers (2-5). His per-carry average of 5.4 yards pales when compared to Greene (8.7), Wilds (7.4) and Pontoon (6.7). But, frankly, he is not surrounded by the talent Wilds and Greene are.
Speaking of putting up big numbers for a losing team, do not forget about Ridge View's Naquan Fleming. The senior wide receiver has 37 catches for 795 yards and eight touchdowns for the Blazers (2-5). Even though his team is falling out of the playoff race, Fleming figures to surpass the 1,000-yard mark this season.
Ben Lippen quarterback Joey Carter is having a big year statistically for the Falcons (6-2). Carter leads the Midlands with 1,823 passing yards. He also has 14 touchdown passes, but his 12 interceptions count against his cause.
On the defensive side of the ball, Batesburg-Leesville senior defensive back Jamal Bryant has been a terror in the secondary. He has seven interceptions in seven games for the Panthers.
Up front, Ben Lippen's Zack Perry knows the way to the quarterback. The junior linebacker already has 10 sacks.