Site: Lions Field, Augusta Christian. Time: 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: The Region 4-1A season begins this week for two 0-3 teams that have scored just one touchdown to date… C.A. Johnson has been out-scored 127-6 by Eau Claire, Denmark-Olar and Keenan. Fox Creek has been buried by a combined 151-6 count in outing vs. Silver Bluff, Augusta Christian and Midland Valley … The host Predators, who actually play their home games across the river in Georgia, are 1-28 since starting football in 2006, and have lost 27 in a row since beating Southside Christian in their second varsity game. Since then, FC has never scored more than two touchdowns in any game … The Hornets are making their Class 1A region debut, and are the first Columbia-area team to have a 1A region game since Ben Lippen’s final season in the High School League in 1997 … Blackville-Hilda, Williston-Elko and North all went 3-0 in non-region testing and are considered to be the teams to beat in the region title race. Along with the Hornets and Predators, Wagener-Salley and Hunter-Kinard-Tyler went 0-3 in non-region games.
Series history: Friday’s game will be the first meeting of the teams.