Blythewood vs. Dutch Fork
Site: Blythewood District Two Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Blythewood (4-4, 1-1 Region 4-4A) was blanked for only the second time in school history last week – a 10-0 loss to Richland Northeast. Blythewood managed just 89 yards rushing, 98 passing against the Cavaliers. QB Demetric Gray is the man who makes the Bengals go on offense. He leads the team in rushing (696 yards), passing (915 yards) and non-kicking scoring (30 points). PK Greg Huegel is 8-for-12 on field goals, 17-for-17 on PATs. On defense Ta’Quon Hart has 36 tackles, 11 TFL, four sacks and 12 QB hurries Dutch Fork (6-2, 3-0) tallied 27 points in the first half and breezed to a 34-2 win over Ridge View. The Silver Foxes defense limited the punchless Blazers to 151 offensive yards. Clayton Little had two touchdowns on offense, but there were no huge numbers. Brandon Quattlebaum had 65 yards rushing and one TD on 12 carries. Three different quarterback combined for 15 completions and 251 yards. Little had the lone scoring pass of the game to Shaq Price
Series history: Dutch Fork pulled off its first win again the Bengals in three tires a year ago, prevailing by a 43-13 count.
Spring Valley vs. Ridge View
Site: Harry Parone Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Spring Valley (4-4, 0-2 Region 4-4A) has lost two in a row and four of five since starting the season on an encouraging 3-0 note. The Vikings went down 34-21 at Irmo last week. QB Austin Hill is 78-for-147 passing for 1,184 yards to date. Austin Beamus, who has 31 catches for 507 yards) is the prime target. Trent Bryan leads the team in tackles (33 and sacks (3) ... Ridge View (3-5, 0-2) has lost three in a row and managed to post just 25 points total in its last four games. All the Blazers could muster in a 34-2 loss to Dutch Fork last week was 154 yards. RB Gary Bradshaw has the only offensive production of note - 690 rushing yards, four touchdowns.
Series history: Spring Valley’s 10-7 win last season broke a 6-6 stalemate in the hot neighborhood rivalry.
Irmo vs. Richland Northeast
Site: W.C. Hawkins Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Irmo (4-4, 2-1 Region 4-4A) has won three in a row since losing 48-10 to Lexington to fall to 1-4. Last week, the Yellow Jackets smoked Spring Valley 34-10 – scoring by land, air and special teams and the defense did not allow a touchdown. QB Grant Davitte had just four pass completions but the net was 168 yards and two touchdowns. RB Marcus Smith had 137 yards and one TD on 22 carries and hooked up with Davitte for a 58-yard scoring pass play ... Richland Northeast (6-2, 1-1) beat Blythewood for the first time, 10-0. The Cavaliers defense surrendered just 187 yards while pitching its second shutout of the season. The offensive load fell to RB Darius Paulk, who rumbled for 110 yards and the game’s only touchdown on 22 carries. Paulk now had 748 yards and six TDs on 127 totes. On defense, Rorlanda Gilmore has 85 tackles, six sacks and one fumble recovery and Chris Reeder has three interceptions.
Series history: Irmo has won five in a row to increase its series lead to 21-10.
Lexington vs. Aiken
Site: WildCat Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Lexington (8-0, 2-0 Region 5-4A) scored 56 points in the first three quarters on the way to a 59-15 rout of South Aiken. The offensive yield was impressive as always – 25 first downs, 254 yards rushing, 259 yards passing. WR Shaq Roland had five catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns (one a 74-yard play) and had a 61-yard punt return for six. QB Will Hunter was 12-for-17 for 245 yards and three TDs. RB Kevin Miller rang up 163 yards and two TDs on 13 carries. To date, Miller has 1,487 yards rushing and scored 23 touchdowns, Roland has 48 receptions for 1,031 yards and scored 21 overall touchdowns and Hunter is 130-for-191 passing for 2,208 yards and 24 TDs with just three interceptions ... Aiken (3-5, 1-1) is coming off a 27-6 win over Orangeburg-Wilkinson.
Series history: The Wildcats have won three in a row to cut Aiken’s series edge to 14-13.
Orangeburg-Wilkinson vs. White Knoll
Site: O-W Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: White Knoll (4-4, 1-1 Region 5-4A) is coming off a 36-8 loss to North Augusta. Lamar Ray had 84 yards rushing on 22 carries, but did not play much in the second half when the Timberwolves went back to its traditional power formation with some success ... O-W (4-4, 1-1) suffered a 27-6 loss to Aiken after opened the region campaign with a win over South Aiken.
Series history: White Knoll has won three in a row to take a 5-2 lead in the series.
Luigoff-Elgin vs. West Florence
Site: Lugoff-Elgin Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Lugoff-Elgin (2-6, 0-2 Region 6-4A) has been in a defense free fall since beating neighboring Camden four weeks again. The Demons have since lost three in a row while allowing a combined total of 152 points. Last week, L-E fell 49-21 to Conway ... West Florence (5-3, 2-0) is coming off a 17-7 win over Sumter on the heals of a key 20-14 success vs. Conway in the region opener.
Series history: Lugoff-Elgin has won three in a row in a streaky series. West Florence won the first six meetings.