Here are series history notes for Midlands football in Week 2:
Chapin at Swansea
Site: Doug Bennett Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week - Chapin produced only 161 offensive yards in last week’s season-opening, 35-0 loss to Dutch Fork. Jason Reamer finished with a team-high 35 defense points, featuring four solo tackles, one first hit, two tackles for loss, two quarterback pressures and one sack Swansea blasted Wagener-Salley 48-0 in its season opener a week ago. Quarterback Jordan Chavis threw scoring passes to three different receivers and sophomore Travis Loadholt had three TD runs.
Series history - This is one of the more interesting Midlands series, if only because the teams have clashed as region foes in three different classifications – 1A to 3A. Chapin has been the dominant side. The Eagles have won eight in a row from the Tigers andboast a 19-10 series lead since 1970.
Columbia vs. Dreher
Site: Memorial Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week - Columbia (2-0) is averaging 33.5 points a game so far and is fresh from a 36-26 win over tough A.C. Flora. Quarterback Ky Tyler was.20-for-37 passing for 337 yards and two touchdowns, and added 71 yards and one TD by land. The Capitals defense forced six ACF turnovers Dreher (0-1) is coming off a bye week after falling to Richland Northeast in the season open in Week 0. The Blue Devils are mired in a 12-game losing streak.
Series history - The series in the modern era (since 1970) was dead even with 18 wins apiece through 2005. But Columbia has forged into the lead by winning the last five outings, including last season’s 42-0 conquest – which qualified as the biggest blowout in the series since Dreher’s 42-0 win in 1985.
Eau Claire vs. A.C. Flora
Site: Memorial Stadium. Time: Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week - Eau Claire (0-2) is coming off a 22-12 loss to C.A. Johnson. Quarterback Marquise Boyan has 202 yards rushing and two touchdowns on the books, and is 18-for-31 passing for 226 yards ... Flora (1-1) is looking to bounce back from a 36-26 loss to Columbia. The Falcons lost five fumbles and had one pass intercepted in the setback. QB Stephen Cagle was 14-for-25 passing for 195 yards and three touchdowns. Running back R.J. Joyner darted for 118 yards and one TD on 12 carries. Wideout Tenorio Johnson hauled in six passes for 70 yards and two scores. Donte Lovett had a big game on defense with 18 tackles, one fumble recovery and two pass break ups.
Series history - Flora has won 10 in a row from the Shamrocks and enjoys an 18-7 series advantage since 1970.
Keenan vs. C.A. Johnson
Site: Bolden Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week - Keenan opened the season with a rousing 48-0 pounding of Blackville-Hilda. Deaton Hyman ran for 106 yards and one touchdown, Eric Griggin had two TD runs, Matrick Belton grabbed seven passes for 126 yards and one score and Tyler Smith had two touchdowns – one on a kickoff return CAJ is 2-0, but has played only one game – a 22-12 win last week over Eau Claire. The Green Hornets picked up a forfeit win against North in Week 0. Wilbert Jackson had 117 yards rushing, Kevin McDonald had eight catches for 119 yards and Mike Knox had 129 yards passing and one running touchdown. McDonald was the star on defense with 15 tackles and two sacks.
Series history - CAJ snapped a four-game losing streak vs. the Raiders with an 18-6 win last season, cutting Keenan’s series lead to 25-19. This is the longest running series for both schools – the only foe to show up on the respective schedules every season since 1970. That was the year Keenan opened and the formerly all-black C.A. Johnson joined the High School League.
Lugoff-Elgin at Spring Valley
Site: Harry Parone Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week - Lugoff-Elgin dropped a 28-9 decision at home to Fort Mill in its season opener. The visiting Yellow Jackson cashed two Demons fumbles into touchdowns in the first half. Malik Young was the star of the game for L-E with 157 yards rushing on 24 carries Spring Valley (2-0) is off to its best start since 2006. The Vikings whipped Lower Richland 35-12 last week.
Series history - L-E defeated the Vikings 27-13 in the first meeting of the teams last season.
Lexington at Blythewood
Site: Blythewood District Two Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week - Lexington crushed Batesburg-Leesville.63-0 last week, but it was not a school single-game scoring record – far from it, in fact. It stands seventh on the all-time points parade. Lexington has posted 70 or more points four times Blythewood (1-1) dropped a 21-7 decision to Fairfield Central last week. Jerrod Davis is the leading rusher to date with 227 yards and three touchdowns on 38 carries, Demetric Gray is 13-for-31 passing for 203 yards and Lavont Jackson is the top receiver with six catches for 123 yards. Antonio Lewis (28 tackles), Jalen Hammett (24 tackles), Ta’Quan Hart (6 TFL) and Bernard Toatley (6 TFL, 2 sacks) have been solid on defense.
Series history - Lexington nipped the Bengals 18-15 in the first meeting of the teams last season.
White Knoll at Gilbert
Site: Tomahawk Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Last week - The Timberwolves crushed Pelion 68-13 last week in its season opener. Lamar Ray was the WK headliner with 132 yards rushing and four touchdowns. In all, the T-Wolves piled up 376 yards on the ground on just 32 carries – an average of 11.8 yards per attempt ... Gilbert (0-1) is coming off a bye week in the wake of a 53-13 loss to A.C. Flora in Week 0.
Series history - White Knoll thumped the Indians 43-7 last year in the first meeting of the county rivals.