Site: Blythewood Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.
South Florence notes: The Bruins ended a slide of four straight losing seasons by going 6-6 last year with a potent offense. The bigger news was SF made the state playoff cut for the first time since 2003 … Quarterback Kaleb Griffin is back after passing for 2,244 yards and 26 touchdowns a year ago. Four starters return on the offensive line.
Blythewood notes: The Bengals rebounded to go 8-4 a year ago after finishing a disappointing 5-5 in their Class 4A debut in 2008 … Blythewood’s go-to guy on offense is running back Brandon Wilds, who committed to South Carolina on Thursday. Wilds (6-1, 220) ran for 1,551 yards last season, averaging 129.2 yards per game and 6.2 yards per carry. He also caught eight passes for 120 (15.0 yards per catch) and scored a total of 20 touchdowns – 17 by land, three by air.
Series history: Friday’s game marks the first football meeting of the Bengals and Bruins.