Airport (1-3) at Richland Northeast (3-1)
Players to Watch – A: RB Jamir Robinson, WR/DB Kerryon Richardson; RNE: QB Aloyisus Jackson, DL Daquan Holley
Notes – Airport has won two straight against RNE. … CJ Wright leads Airport in receiving with 301 yards. … RNE running back Tyquandre Davis will miss his second straight game with an injury. … RNE has converted just 20 percent on third downs this season.
Cardinal Newman (2-2) at Hammond (3-1)
Players to Watch – CN: QB Cam Tringali, LB Sam Hall; H: QB Corbett Glick, WR Lucas Prickett
Notes – Hammond is averaging 381.8 yards off offense per game. … Hammond QB Corbett Glick threw for 230 yards in just a half last week against Orangeburg Prep. … Cardinal Newman’s Shane O’Connor had a 64-yard interception return for TD last week.
Dreher (4-0) at Gilbert (4-0)
Players to Watch – D: RB Jay Washington, WR/DB Anthony Salters; G: RB Catriez Cook, DE Darius Bell
Notes – Matchup between two of the five remaining unbeaten teams in the Midlands. … Dreher coach Treigh Sullivan and Gilbert coach Chad Leaphart both are Gilbert graduates. … Gilbert has turned the ball over only twice through four games. … Dreher’s Anthony Salters has accounted for 10 touchdowns and also threw a TD this season.
Fairfield Central (3-2) at A.C. Flora (1-3)
Radio/Internet – 107.5 FM
Players to Watch – FC: RB Rod Edmonds LB Daryl Camack; ACF: RB/DB Lane Botkin, QB Carlton Andrews
Notes – First meeting since 2009. Fairfield Central won that game 35-0. … A.C. Flora has scored 57 points, fourth fewest in 4A. … Fairfield Central giving up 11 points a game.
Irmo (1-4) at Lexington (3-2)
TV/Internet: WACH 57.2 (1250 Time Warner Cable)
Players to Watch – I: RB Shykeem Bradley, WR Raekwon Heath; L: RB/WR Dai’Quan Wells, DB Drew Richardson
Notes – Teams have split the last four meetings against each other. … Both teams lost region openers last week. … Lexington defense giving up 319 yards per game. … Shakeem Bradley leads Irmo with five touchdowns.
Pinewood Prep (4-1) at Ben Lippen (4-1)
Players to Watch – PP: RB Matthew Latham, QB Sammy Casey; BL: QB Patrick McGuire, DL Garrison Moore
Notes – Ben Lippen has won three of last four in series. … Pinewood Prep played for SCISA 3A championship last year, losing to Hammond. … Ben Lippen defense is allowing 8.7 points a game. … BL quarterback Patrick McClure has thrown nine touchdown passes.
River Bluff (1-4) at Blythewood (4-1)
Players to Watch – RB: RB Antonio Gantt, RB Ti’Juan Glenn; B: QB Jordyn Adams, LB Micah Byrd
Notes – First meeting between two teams. … Blythewood will honor its 2006 Class 3A state title team in a ceremony at halftime. Several members of the team including coach Jeff Scott (who is now co-offensive coordinator at Clemson) will be at the game. A highlight video from that season and pre-game meal will be held for the players and coaches. … River Bluff is yet to score in the first quarter this year. … Blythewood running back Jeffrey Watkins rushed for career-high 102 yards last week against Irmo.
Spring Valley (4-1) at White Knoll (3-1)
Players to Watch – SV: QB Quincy Hill, DL Da’Prince Haynes; WK: RB Maurice Jones, LB Joe Beckett
Notes – White Knoll has won two straight in the series. … White Knoll has allowed 46 points, second fewest in Class 5A. … Spring Valley defense is allowing 332 yards per game. … Spring Valley quarterback Quincy Hill rushed for 258 yards last week against Lexington.
Westwood (2-2) at Dutch Fork (4-0)
Players to Watch – W: WR Cortes Braham, LB Darieus McCaskill; DF: QB Reese Nichols, WR Bobby Irby
Notes – Dutch Fork leads series 2-0. … Dutch Fork defense has yet to allow a passing touchdown. … Silver Foxes outscoring opponents 115-7 in first half. … Dutch Fork WR Bobby Irby has more than 100 yards receiving in three of first four games. … Jaylon Riley leads Westwood with 305 yards rushing.