Airport at. Fairfield Central
Site: E.K. McClendon Stadium. Time: Friday, 8 p.m.
Last week: Airport (1-0) opened the season with a 44-6 rout of Brookland-Cayce. Eagle quarterback Kelvin Harris ran for 106 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 55 yards and another score. The Airport defense surrendered just two field goals Fairfield Central (2-0) is off to a great start under new coach Demetrius Davis, downing Eau Claire and Blythewood by a combined 54-7 count. Last week the Griffins beat Blythewood and former coach Reggie Kennedy, 21-7. Quarterback Nyjawoh McKinstry ran for one touchdown and threw two touchdown passes to Dana Macklin.
Series history:The Griffins whipped Airport 47-13 last season to extend their lead in the series to 5-1.
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Batesburg-Leesville at Mid-Carolina
Site: Lon Armstrong Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week: B-L suffered the worst setback in the history of the proud program – a 63-0 pounding at the hands of county rival Lexington. It was the most points allowed by the Panthers and the largest losing point margin since 1920 Mid-Carolina opened the season by whipping Whitmire in another intra-county affair last week.
Series history: M-C prevailed 7-0 last season to end a 14-game losing streak against B-L. The Panthers still enjoy a commanding 30-7 advantage at the Rebels.
Brookland-Cayce at Newberry
Site: Mike Ware Field. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week:The Bearcats managed just two field goals in last week’s season-opening loss to Airport Newberry launched its second season under former B-L and Gaffney boss Phil Strickland with an impressive 21-14 win over long-time rival Clinton. It was the Bulldogs first win over the Red Devils since 2005.
Series history: Newberry is 7-0 against the Bearcats, including last season’s 28-21 triumph that was Strickland’s first win at the Bulldogs helm.
Camden at West Florence
Site: Florence Memorial Stadium. Time: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week: Camden (1-1) jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and went on to beat Ware Shoals in its season opener at venerable Zemp Stadium. Quarterback Josh Council had two touchdown passes and two scoring runs West Florence (0-1) fell (24-7) to cross-town rival South Florence for the fifth time in the past three seasons last week.
Series history: The Bulldogs have won two in a row and can pull even with the Knights with a win in the 16th meeting of the teams on Thursday.
Dutch Fork at North Augusta
Site: North Augusta Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week: Dutch Fork (2-0) has yet to allow an offensive touchdown. The Silver Foxes, ranked No. 6 in Class 4A, topped Chapin 35-0 last week as Trey Gregg ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns and Walter Roberson hauled in two scoring passes Seventh-ranked North Augusta launched the campaign with a 25-7 win over neighboring Midland Valley. Vinny Miller ran for 126 yards and two TDs, new quarterback Tyrell Hillary had one scoring pass and the defense chipped in an interception return for six.
Series history: North Augusta was a 38-28 winner last season for its third straight win in the series, but DF still enjoys a 5-4 edge.
Irmo at Fort Dorchester
Site: Bagwell Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week: Irmo (0-2) suffered a humbling 51-7 loss at home to No. 2 Goose Creek with the lone bright spot being a 117-yard rushing performance by Marcus Smith. The Yellow Jackets offense has yet to find its way to the end zone Fort Dorchester opened the season with a 35-24 win over 2A Woodland.
Series history: Irmo’s 42-13 win was the first for the Jackets in five tries against the Patriots.
Ridge View at Fort Mill
Site: Fort Mill Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week: Ridge View struggled offensively in a 37-6 loss to visiting Wando in last week’s season opener. The Blazers finished with just 102 total offensive years, an average of only 2.2 yards per play. The lone RV tally came on an interception return by Jamarcus Sharpe. Willie Doctor and Brian Butler led the Blazer hit parade with 12 and 11 tackles, respectively Fort Mill opened the season with a 28-9 win at Lugoff-Elgin last week. Nick Raszeja ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns, while veteran quarterback Preston Fry fired two scoring passes to Josh Lafoe.
Series history: Ridge View broke a 2-2 series deadlock with a 25-22 win over the Yellow Jackets last season.