Ben Lippen (0-2, 0-2 SCISA 3A) vs. Heathwood Hall (0-2, 0-1)
Site: Hathaway-Weeber Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Heathwood Hall had a better showing across the board in last week’s 16-13 loss at Porter-Gaud in its SCISA 3A conference opener. RB Brandon Hill ran for 120 yards and one touchdowns on 14 carries. On defense, CB Edwin Propst had nine tackles and two interceptions, while FS Nelson Weston had 11 tackles and two pass break-ups Ben Lippen dropped also improved in Week 2, but lost a 27-20 decision to defending SCISA champion Augusta Christian.
Series history: Heathwood Hall ended a two-game slide against the Falcons with a 31-27 win last season. In the process, the Highlanders upped its series edge to 10-7 since the first meeting in 1996.
Hammond (1-2, 0-1 SCISA 3A) vs. Laurence Manning (3-0, 1-0 SCISA 3A)
Site: Edens Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Hammond finds itself in a slump for the first time in eight years. The Skyhawks suffered their second straight shutout loss last week against Orangeburg Prep in their SCISA 3A conference opener. It’s the first time Hammond has lost consecutive games since 2005 and the first time since 2002 that it has a sub-.500 record. The Skyhawks have gone scoreless over the last nine quarters LMA is off to a 3-0 start for the fifth time in six tries since 2008. The Swampcats, under former Manning coach Robbie Briggs, has not gone 4-0 out of the starting gate since its perfect 13-0 run to the 1997 SCISA championship.
Series history: Orangeburg Prep snapped an 11-game losing streak against Hammond last week. LMA will try to do the same on the same field. The Swampcats last success was a 35-28 win in 2002.
Augusta Christian (1-1, 1-1 SCISA 3A) vs. Cardinal Newman (1-1, 0-1)
Site: Augusta Christian Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Cardinal Newman is coming off a bye. RB Zakki Park has 162 yards rushing and one touchdown on the books. QB Cole Halverson is 19-for-45 passing for 267 yards and three scores. WR Stefone Brown has six catches for 152 yards (25.3 average) and one TD. On defense, Garrett McNerney and Bryce Spigener have 18 tackles apiece Defending SCIA champion Augusta Christian evened its overall and conference record with a 27-20 win over Ben Lippen in Columbia last week. The Lions offensive leaders include sophomore QB Hunter Beyersoefer (18-for 32, 260 yards, 3 TDs), RB Bryson Ashmore (30-321-3) and WRs Ian McDaniel (6-87-1) and Nick Fortenberry (5-88-1).
Series history: The Lions from Georgia are 10-0 against the Cardinals since joining SCISA in 2004.