WHERE: Hite Stadium, Abbeville
WHEN: 7:30 tonight
RECORDS: Batesburg-Leesville 8-4, Abbeville 11-1
THE SKINNY: Batesburg-Leesville upset previously unbeaten and top-ranked Woodruff 24-17 on the road last week. Now the Panthers face an Abbeville team whose lone loss came to Woodruff. The teams last played in a 2007 playoff game won by Abbeville. Batesburg-Leesville beat Abbeville in the 2001 and 2003 Upper State finals.
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K.J. JOHNSON (BATESBURG-LEESVILLE): Senior quarterback showed his mettle with two second-half touchdown runs in the victory against Woodruff. Johnson has rushed for 315 yards and six touchdowns in two playoff games.
DUREAL ELMORE (ABBEVILLE): Sturdy running back is a key cog in a balanced rushing attack. He had a game-high 75 yards on nine carries against Keenan last week.
BATESBURG-LEESVILLE WILL WIN IF ... Its offensive line pokes holes in the solid Abbeville front line, allowing Johnson and Elliott Jeffcoat to make the kind of big plays they've shown in the playoffs.
ABBEVILLE WILL WIN IF ... Its defense is as tough to move the ball against this week as it was in a 28-6 shutdown of Keenan last week.