Batesburg-Leesville vs. Gilbert
When: 7:30 p.m.Where: Gilbert
The skinny: The host Indians have yet to muster a win, but have gotten stronger on offense in recent weeks. The 3-2 Panthers will be a formidable opponent for the Gilbert defense, with running back Tyrelle Leaphart and quarterback K.J. Johnson directing the Panthers offense.
When: 7:30 p.m.Where: Bolden Stadium
The skinny: Eau Claire fared well against a tough non-conference schedule, and enters its first Region 3-2A contest with a 2-3 record and, possibly, the upperhand. Keenan (1-4) has had trouble mounting an offense, averaging 8 points per game while allowing 24.
Lexington vs. Lugoff-Elgin
When: 7:30Where: Lugoff
The skinny: Both teams are looking to snap losing skids in the final week of non-conference play. With Will Hunter at quarterback and Shaq Roland always packing big play potential, the 3-2 Wildcats may have an advantage on offense. The Demons (1-4) are led by quarterback Will Dorton and running back Darius Custard.
Rock Hill vs.
When: 7:30 p.m.Where: District 2 Stadium, Blythewood
The skinny: The Blazers are coming off a close win against Lancaster, but will need more than momentum to hold off the Bearcats’ offense, which is averaging 26 points per game. Ridge View’s defense, led by Antoine Parker and Jonathan Fortune, is likely to have its hands full with Rock Hill quarterbacks Corey Wessinger and Dre Williams.
Richland Northeast vs. Sumter
When: 7:30 p.m.Where: Sumter’s Memorial Stadium
The skinny: The Cavaliers (4-1) look to rebound from their loss to Orangeburg-Wilkinson against the 2-3 Gamecocks. Richland Northeast is led by running back Darius Paulk and quarterback La’Derrick Cohens.
Akilah Imani Nelson