Site: Memorial Stadium/John McKissick Field. Time: 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: The last time an Allen Sitterle-coached team squared off against Summerville and legendary coach John McKissick in the state playoffs, the Green Wave prevailed 16-12 over Spartanburg in the bitterly contested 1984 Big 16 championship game … Twenty five years later, Sitterle gets a shot at postseason revenge when he takes his Lexington Wildcats to the heart of “Flower Town in the Pines” to face Summerville in the first round of the Class 4A Division I playoffs. Ironically, Sitterle’s Spartanburg squad opened the 1985 season with a 21-14 win over Summerville … The Wildcats (5-6) and Green Wave (10-1) both opened the season with inexperienced teams. Summerville’s rebuilding project has gone a little smoother so far … Lexington relies heavily on the ground game. Quarterback Shaq Roland has run for 1,405 yards and 23 touchdowns, Adrian Wigfall has 994 yards and 11 scores and fullback Kevin Miller has 706 yards and eight TDs. Wigfall also has 1,003 return yards and three scoring returns on the books. Miller has been tackles for a loss just one time all season … The Green Wave attack features De’Angelo Henderson (1,150 yards rushing and 14 TDs) and sophomore Dalton Saunders, who is 105-for-172 passing for 1,768 yards and 22 TDs … McKissick, now in his 58th season at Summerville, brings a career record of 575-134-13 into the game.
Series history: The teams have met just two times – both times in the first-round of the 4A playoffs. Lexington was a 13-7 winner in 1988, and Summerville returned the favor, 49-20, in 1993.