Fairfield Central (1-0) vs. Abbeville (1-1)
Site: E.K. McClendon Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Class 2A second-ranked Fairfield Central opened the season with a 35-26 win over Westwood. QB DeAndre Belton had two touchdown runs and two scoring passes, including a 76-yarder to Byron Sampson. Larry J. Bell (11 tackles, 3 TFL) and Khalil Keitt (5 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 sacks) led the way on defense ... Abbeville is coming off a 35-14 loss to Woodruff.
Series history: Abbeville was a 30-7 winner in the first meeting of the teams last year.
Bluffton (1-1) vs. A.C. Flora (0-2)
Site: Bluffton Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: This is an interesting game that was added to the slate for this year only. Bluffton is 38-5 over the past three seasons, while ACF is 33-6 during the same span ... Flora dropped a gut-wrenching 43-41 loss to Gilbert last week. The decisive points came on a field goal as time expired. There was plenty to like offensively. RBs Aven Pollard (20-121) and JuWan Simon (14-122-3) ran wild. QB Brendan Greene was 9-for-10 passing for 223 yards and three touchdowns. WR Denzell Johnson caught four passes for 171 yards and three TDs Bluffton is 1-1 after falling 23-20 to South Effingham GA last week.
Series history: Friday marks the first-ever regular season meeting of the teams. Bluffton is 2-0 in state playoff games against the Falcons, including a win in the 2011 3A Lower State championship game.
Hartsville (2-0) vs. Camden (2-0)
Site: Kelleytown Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Defending 3A state champion Hartsville rolled country rival Lamar 41-6 last week for its 17th straight win. The potent Red Foxes amassed more than 300 yards rushing and held the 1A Silver Foxes to 101 yards. Aryon Dudley was the Hartsville star, finishing with 148 yards rushing on just 12 carries, including scoring runs of 56 and 42 yards Camden rallied from a 17-9 deficit early in the fourth quarter to beat visiting West Florence 23-20. Denzel Martin’s 9-yard scoring pass to Alex Cooke with 55 seconds remaining gave the resurgent Bulldogs the win.
Series history: Hartsville has won four in a row over the Bulldogs to up its series lead in the modern era to 25-18. The rivalry is one of the longest running in the state, dating back to the 1920s. The teams have met every season since 1968.
Spring Valley (1-0) vs. Clover (0-2)
Site: Harry Parone Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Spring Valley is back in action after sitting out Week 1. The Vikings opened the season with a 48-8 rout of Lower Richland as John Miller scored four touchdowns. Christian Miller led the defensive effort with 16 tackles and two sacks. Linebacker Josh Harland (10 tackles), De’Marqus Muscove and J.C. Pope came up with interceptions. Muscove returned his pick for a touchdown Clover has yet to win for new coach Chad Smith. The Blue Eagles, who have lost 20 games dating back to 2011, have been outscored by a combined total of 81-12 to date.
Series history: Spring Valley crushed the Eagles 51-7 in the first meeting of the teams one year ago.
Fort Mill (1-0) vs. Dutch Fork (1-0)
Site: Bob Jones Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: No. 4 Dutch Fork opened the season with an impressive 41-7 win over Southeast Raleigh Saturday in Myrtle Beach. The Silver Foxes piled up 373 yards on the attack and limited The North Carolinians to 139 yards. RB Matt Colburn ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries. QB Derek Olenchuk was 15-for-21 passing for 206 yards and three scores. WR Deion Frasier had seven catches for 84 yards and one TD. On defense, Mick Luck had seven tackles and one sack and DaVon Capers had two sacks QB Rogan Wells, a sophomore, ran for 71 yards and was 7-for-10 passing for 117 yards in Fort Mill’s 48-17 win at Lugoff-Elgin.
Series history: Dutch Fork has won three in a row against the Yellow Jackets to take a 5-4 series lead.
Lower Richland (1-1) vs. Orangeburg-Wilkinson (2-0)
Site: Lower Richland Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Lower Richland evened its record with a 27-14 win at Bamberg-Ehrhardt. Quarterbacks Howard Henderson and Heath Gilmore combined for 153 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Henderson tossed two scoring strikes. WR Larry Collins caught three passes for 148 yards and two TDs. RB De’Andre Smith put up 73 yards and one score on 12 carries. In all the Diamond Hornets attack produced 303 yards O-W edge neighboring Edisto 21-14 with the decisive tally coming on a 55-yard interception return.
Series history: O-W has prevailed nine straight times against the Diamond Hornets and leads the series by a 10-2 count. LR’s last win over the Bruins was in 1973.
Nation Ford (1-1) vs. Lugoff-Elgin (0-1)
Site: Nation Ford Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Lugoff-Elgin’s school record losing streak reach 18 games last week. The Demons fell 48-17 to visiting Fort Mill in the season opener. RB Daniel Quattlebaum had 112 yards rushing and one touchdown on seven carries. The L-E defense allowed 423 yards and more than 40 points for the sixth time in the last nine games QB Dalton Helms is the NF offensive headliner. The senior is 30-for-61 passing for 597 yards and seven touchdowns to date.
Series history: Nation Ford rolled to a 51-13 win last season in the series debut.
Wagener-Salley (2-0) vs. Pelion (0-2)
Site: War Eagles Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Wagener-Salley got off to a 4-0 start on the way to an 8-3 season a year ago – the best marks in both categories in 17 years. The War Eagles are enjoying another strong start with wins over Latta and Bowman ... Pelion is coming off a 48-6 loss to Swansea. RB Ervin Green is providing the bulk of the Panthers highlights with 233 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries.
Series history: W-S snapped a 10-game losing streak against the Panthers and regained the series lead (15-14) with a 54-26 win last year. The schools were region rivals for 14 seasons before Pelion moved up the 2A in 1996. It is the second longest-running rivalry on the Pelion books behind Gilbert. The War Eagles won 13 of 14 games when teams were 1A. The Panthers have prevailed in 13 of 15 since moving up in class.
Lancaster (1-0) vs. Ridge View (0-1)
Site: Lancaster Memorial Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Ridge View struggled offensively in a 27-7 loss to Lexington last week. QB Terrell Fetterson had a rough debut. He had 112 yards passing and one scoring run, but three three interceptions and fumbled two times. LB Raheem Miller had nine tackles and three TFL Lancaster opened the season with a 22-12 win over county rival Andrew Jackson.
Series history: Ridge View has won three in a row to assume a 6-5 series lead.