Site: E.K. McClendon Stadium. Time: 8 p.m.
Lugoff-Elgin notes: The Demons (5-3, 1-2) kept their playoff hopes alive by downing Lower Richland 30-12 last week on homecoming … E.J. Ruiz was the star of the show with 112 yards rushing and four touchdowns on just 12 carries. Ruiz tied a school record for rushing touchdowns in one game … A win against the first-place Griffins does not assure L-E of a spot in the approaching state playoffs. Win or lose, the postseason bid will come down to the outcome of the A.C. Flora game in the final week of the regular season.
Fairfield Central notes: The Griffins (6-2, 3-0) took over sole possession of first place in Region 5-3A last week, thanks to an easy 35-0 triumph over A.C. Flora at Memorial Stadium and Chester’s conquest of Chapin … FC can secure at least a share of the region championship with a win vs. L-E, but will need to take care of business against Chapin in Week 10 to claim the outright title and the region’s No. 1 playoff seed … Quarterback Danny Miller was 10-for-12 passing for 123 yards and one touchdown against ACF. Chris Alston had five catches for 97 yards and one TD. Joseph Morgan and Greg Gadsden took care of the ground game. Morgan finished with 115 yards rushing on 12 carries, while Gadsen gained 79 yards and scored three times on 12 totes … The Griffins defense limited the Falcons to only 112 total offensive yards on the way to the unit’s third shutout of the season. Ralph Cooper had nine tackles, including two TFL and Mike Irby had a fumble recovery touchdown.
Series history: After suffering back-to-back losses against L-E in 2006 and 2007, the Griffins reversed course with a 21-12 win last season. FC holds a commanding 13-4 edge in the series, 17-4 if you count four wins by old Winnsboro High prior to consolidation.