Site: E.K. McClendon Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.
Newberry notes: The Bulldogs recovered nicely from a season-opening loss to Clinton last week, beating Broome 17-7 in Spartanburg even though senior quarterback Treyvon Smith missed the game in the wake of dental surgery during the week … Lance Brehmer filled in capably, but the offensive did not have to do much heavy lifting. Montagus Caldwell accounted for the bulk of the production, running for 76 yards on 11 carries and scoring Newberry’s only offensive touchdown of the night … The verdict was made possible by stellar defensive performance led by freshmen Tyrone Neal and Marcus McMorris. Neal had three of Newberry’s six sacks in the second half, including one that pinned Broome at its own 1-yard line. That set up a 38-yard punt return tally by Anthony Shepard. McMorris intercepted a pass in the end zone to thwart a first-half Centurions scoring bid.
Fairfield Central notes: The Griffins were humbled 43-12 last week by Class 4A South Pointe … Danny Miller came off the bench to complete 12 of 19 passes for 151 yards, but Justin Trapp remains the FC starting quarterback. Trapp has passed for 193 yards and run for 88 more … Ralph Cooper leads the Griffins with 14 tackles, but Josh Roseborough and Jordan Belton have had their share of big plays. Roseborough has 13 tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, one caused fumble and one pass deflection on the books. Belton has nine tackles, two sacks and one TFL.
Series history: The Bulldogs brought a four-game series losing streak to an end last year in a 27-20 win, and cut the Griffins advantage to 8-6. The first two meetings were Region 3-3A affairs after Fairfield Central opened as a new, consolidated high school in 1986.
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