WHERE: Marlboro County High Stadium, Bennettsville
WHEN: 7:30 tonight
RECORDS: Lake City 11-1, Marlboro County 12-0
THE SKINNY: Marlboro County, a Lower State finalist last season, has allowed 63 points in 12 games. The Bulldogs have recorded six shutouts. Lake City suffered its lone loss to Myrtle Beach and knocked off No. 5-ranked Airport 33-22 last week.
ELLIOT ALFORD (MARLBORO COUNTY): Quarterback is a dual-threat for the Bulldogs. He has thrown for 21 touchdowns and rushed for for 497 yards and 12 touchdowns.
SHON CARSON (LAKE CITY): Junior running back is having a dominating season. His 275 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries against Airport were a big reason the Panthers advanced.
MARLBORO COUNTY WILL WIN IF ... The Bulldogs stingy defense holds Carson below 150 yards and forces the Panthers into third-and-long plays.
LAKE CITY WILL WIN IF ... Alford is pressured into putting the ball in dangerous situations. He has six interceptions and a couple against the Panthers would be crucial to the visitors winning.
MARLBORO COUNTY 31
LAKE CITY 18