Week 6 high school football previews

Week 6 high school football previews

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Week 6 high school football previews

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(all games at 7:30 p.m.)

T.L. Hanna (3-2, 1-0) at Easley (4-1, 0-1): Region 1-AAAA game. … Easley won 28-20 last year. … Easley RB C.J. Fuller has rushed for 996 yards. … Hanna rushed for 257 yards in last week’s 55-21 win over Mann. … Easley is No. 9 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

J.L. Mann (1-4, 0-1) at Greenwood (5-0, 1-0): Region 1-AAAA game. … It’s the teams’ first meeting in 39 years. … Mann has lost four games in a row since beating Southside in its opener. … Greenwood is No. 4 in Class AAAA and No. 2 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Westside (2-3, 1-0) at Hillcrest (2-3, 0-1): Region 1-AAAA game. … The teams last met in 2003, which is the last time both were in Region 1. … After losing 16 consecutive games, Westside has won its last two. … Hillcrest rushed for 212 yards in last week’s 56-17 loss at Greenwood.

Woodmont (0-5, 0-1) at Laurens (3-2, 1-0): Region 1-AAAA game. … Laurens won 68-14 last year. … Woodmont has lost seven consecutive games, dating back to Week 9 last year. … Laurens is coming off a 27-16 win over previously unbeaten Easley.

Mauldin (3-2, 1-0) at Dorman (3-2, 0-1): Region 2-AAAA game. … Dorman won 50-0 last year, making the Cavaliers 16-0 all-time against Mauldin. … Mauldin QB Dre Massey rushed for 254 yards and a school-record six TDs in last week’s 64-37 win over Wade Hampton. … Dorman is No. 10 in Class AAAA and No. 5 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Byrnes (5-0, 1-0) at Spartanburg (2-3, 1-0): Region 2-AAAA game. … The teams last met in the 2009 state semifinals. Byrnes won 51-16, the Rebels’ 10th straight victory against Spartanburg. … Byrnes QB Shuler Bentley is averaging 387 yards passing per game. WR Akia Booker has 36 catches, six for TDs. … Byrnes is No. 1 in Class AAAA and in The Greenville News Upstate rankings and No. 3 in USA
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Boiling Springs (3-2, 0-1) at Riverside (1-4, 0-1): Region 2-AAAA game. … Boiling Springs won 57-7 last year and 48-20 the year before. … Boiling Springs has lost to Byrnes (No. 1 in AAAA) and York (No. 7). … Riverside has allowed an average of 41.6 points per game.

Gaffney (3-2, 1-0) at Wade Hampton (3-2, 0-1): Region 2-AAAA game. … The teams last met in 1983. … Wade Hampton RB Trent Scott has rushed for at least 100 yards in three straight games. … Gaffney has lost to Northwestern (No. 3 in Class AAAA) and York (No. 7). … Gaffney is No. 4 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Blue Ridge (5-0, 2-0) at Greenville (3-2, 2-0): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … The teams last met in the second round of the 2007 playoffs. Greenville won 26-24. … Blue Ridge QB Ty Montgomery has completed 88 of 116 (76 percent) for 1,213 yards and 11 TDs. … Greenville RB Jamond Thomason has rushed for 502 yards and five TDs.

Pickens (3-2, 2-0) at Berea (1-4, 0-2): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … Pickens won 54-7 last year. … After allowing 96 points in losing its first two games, Pickens has allowed 25 points in winning its last three. … Berea WR Chris Edwards has nine catches for 165 yards the last two weeks.

Greer (3-2, 1-1) at Eastside (1-4, 0-2): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … Greer won 51-6 last year, the Yellow Jackets’ eighth straight win over the Eagles. … Greer RB Quez Nesbitt has rushed for 975 yards and 15 TDs. … Eastside QB Drake Turnquist completed 11 passes to eight different receivers in last week’s 12-6 loss to Pickens.

Southside (2-3, 1-1) at Travelers Rest (1-4, 0-2): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … TR won 45-22 last year. … TR RB Toriano Pone rushed for 146 yards on 12 carries in last week’s 56-17 loss to Greer. … Southside held Greenville to 171 total yards in last week’s 10-6 loss to the Red Raiders.

Daniel (4-1, 2-0) at Wren (4-1, 2-0): Western AAA Region game. … The teams last met in 2003, which was the last time both were in the Western AAA. … Daniel has posted back-to-back shutouts and outscored opponents 131-8 in the first half. … Daniel is No. 3 in Class AAA and in The Greenville News Upstate rankings. Wren is No. 10 in The News.

West-Oak (0-5, 0-2) at Belton-Honea Path (4-1, 2-0): Western AAA Region game. … BHP won 55-21 last year and 55-7 the year before. … BHP amassed 484 yards in total offense in last week’s 58-0 win over Walhalla. … BHP is No. 4 in Class AAA and No. 7 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Walhalla (2-3, 0-2) at Emerald (4-1, 1-1): Western AAA Region game. … The teams last met in 2009. Emerald won 29-14. … Emerald is 4-1 for the first time since 2005, when the Vikings started 5-1 and finished 11-3. … Walhalla has lost three straight after a 2-0 start.

Seneca (2-3, 1-1) at Palmetto (2-3, 0-2): Western AAA Region game. … The teams last met in 1979 when both were in Class AAA. Palmetto has been in AA since 1982. … Seneca has a one-point victory and two one-point losses this season. … Palmetto has lost three straight after a 2-0 start.

Broome (3-2) at Clinton (1-4): Region 3-AAA game. … The teams last met in 2003, which was the last time both were in Region 3-AAA. … Clinton is 1-4 for the second year in a row. The Red Devils have lost to Gaffney, Byrnes, Laurens and Abbeville. … Broome is coming off a bye week.

Union County (3-2) at Woodruff (3-2): Region 3-AAA game. … Woodruff won 66-32 last year. … Woodruff has won three straight after opening with losses to Abbeville and Byrnes. … Woodruff is No. 9 in Class AAA and No. 6 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Chapman (2-3) at Chester (2-3): Region 3-AAA game. … Chapman QB Benjamin Zieglar has passed for 1,282 yards and 17 TDs. WR Tyshun Samuel has 40 catches, 10 for TDs. … Chapman is averaging 414 yards per game.

Blacksburg (2-3, 1-1) at Carolina (2-3, 0-2): Skyline AA Region game. … The teams last met in 2007, when both were in the Appalachian AA Region. Blacksburg won 27-26. … Carolina QB R.J. Rosemond has passed for 1,036 yards and 12 TDs. WR Zach Cannon has 22 catches, six for TDs.

Chesnee (4-1, 2-0) at Liberty (3-2, 1-1): Skyline AA Region game. … Liberty won 34-10 last year. … Liberty QB Brandon Alexander has rushed for 755 yards and 12 TDs. … Liberty is averaging 342 rushing yards and 407 total yards per game. … Chesnee is No. 6 in Class AA.

Crescent (4-1, 1-1) at Pendleton (3-2, 1-1): Skyline AA Region game. … Pendleton won 49-7 last year, the Bulldogs’ 11th consecutive victory over Crescent. … Crescent is 4-1 for the first time since 1991.

Powdersville (0-5, 0-2) at Landrum (2-3, 2-0): Skyline AA Region game. … Landrum has won two straight after going 0-3 in nonregion games. … Powdersville, 6-4 as a JV last year, is still seeking its first varsity victory.

Abbeville (4-1) at Batesburg-Leesville (3-2): Appalachian AA Region game. … The teams last met in the third round of the 2009 Class AA playoffs. Abbeville won 37-26. … Abbeville is No. 2 in Class AA.

Mid-Carolina (2-3) at Ninety Six (1-4): Appalachian AA Region game. … The teams last met in 2007, when both were in Region 3-AA. Mid-Carolina won 27-21.

Saluda (3-2) at Newberry (3-2): Appalachian AA Region game. … Saluda won 27-24 last year. … Both teams are coming off losses to Class AAA schools, Newberry to Union County and Saluda to Chapman.

McCormick (4-1) at Christ Church (5-0): Nonregion Class A game. … The teams last met in 2009. Christ Church won 47-20. … Christ Church, which has won 37 of its last 41 regular-season games, is No. 2 in Class A. McCormick is tied at No. 10.

Dixie (1-4) at St. Joseph’s (4-1): Nonregion Class A game. … It’s the first meeting between the teams. … St. Joseph’s already has as many wins as last year, which was its second varsity season. … St. Joseph’s is tied at No. 10 in Class A.

Calhoun Falls Charter (1-4) at Southside Christian (2-3): Nonregion Class A game. … It’s the first meeting between the teams. … Southside Christian QB John Walker has passed for 1,485 yards and 13 TDs. WR Colby Boggs has 42 catches, five for TDs.

Ware Shoals (1-4) at Whitmire (0-5): Nonregion Class A game. … The teams last met in the first round of the 2009 playoffs. Ware Shoals won 37-0. … Whitmire has lost 29 consecutive games, dating back to Week 7 in 2009.

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