THE HAMMOND Skyhawks and the Byrnes Rebels have displayed dominance in their respective divisions of football in South Carolina.
This week, the two schools will put their championship belts on the line against challengers from outside the state. The opponents are the strongest competition that either will face all season.
1. CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN AT HAMMOND
Hammond, which has flexed its muscles in dominating the SCISA football world for several years, will take on a talented team from an area where private school football is much more competitive than here.
2. BYRNES AT OSCAR SMITH (Va.)
The Rebels, defending 4A Division I champions of South Carolina, will travel to take on the defending state champions of Virginia, Oscar Smith Tigers.
OTHER BIG TICKETS
Baxter’s Blitz, which appears in The State on Mondays and Thursdays, is written by Jim Baxter, the owner of scvarsity.com. Read his previous columns on midlandspreps.com