Week 4 high school football previews

Week 4 high school football previews

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Week 4 high school football previews

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

Greenville (1-2) at Greer (2-1): Peach Blossom AAA Region opener for both teams. … Greenville won 24-21 last year. The Red Raiders have won three of the last four meetings between the teams. … Greer RB Quez Nesbitt has rushed for 494 yards and five TDs. … Greenville QB Carson Spiers has passed for 658 yards and six TDs the past two weeks.

Eastside (1-2) at Blue Ridge (2-1): Peach Blossom AAA Region opener for both teams. … Blue Ridge won 82-20 last year. The Tigers have won three straight against Eastside by a combined score of 181-20. … Eastside LB Nick Sands had 16 solo tackles and 20 total tackles in last week’s loss to Wade Hampton. Eagles LB Michael Fernandez had 10 solos and 15 total tackles.

Berea (0-3) at Southside (3-0): Peach Blossom AAA Region opener for both teams. … Southside won 32-22 last year. The Tigers have won two in a row against Berea after losing 14 straight. … Berea has allowed 107 points the past two weeks. Southside has allowed 25 points in three games. … Southside, 4-7 in 2012, hasn’t won at least four games in back-to-back seasons since 1994-95.

Travelers Rest (2-1) at Pickens (2-1): Peach Blossom AAA Region opener for both teams. … Pickens won 42-6 last year, the Blue Flame’s third straight win over Travelers Rest. … After losing its opener to Easley, Pickens has outscored its last two opponents (Pendleton and Liberty) 80-22. … TR is coming off a bye week.

Daniel (3-0) at West-Oak (1-2): Western AAA Region opener for both teams. … Daniel won 76-0 last year, the Lions’ 12th consecutive win against West-Oak. … Daniel RB Jae’lon Oglesby has rushed for 548 yards and five TDs. QB Andy McCall has passed for 468 yards and six TDs. … Daniel is No. 1 in Class AAA and No. 2 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Emerald (2-1) at Wren (2-1): Western AAA Region opener for both teams. … Wren won 42-27 last year in the first meeting between the teams. … QB Kelly Bryant rushed for 117 yards and a TD, passed for 107 yards and returned a ount 38 yards for a TD in Wren’s 21-14 win over Easley last week.

Belton-Honea Path (3-0) at Palmetto (1-2): Western AAA Region opener for both teams. … BHP won 42-14 last year. The Bears have won four straight and 16 of their last 17 games against Palmetto. … BHP is trying to go 4-0 for the fourth time in the last five years. … BHP is No. 6 in Class AAA and No. 7 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Seneca (3-0) at Walhalla (1-2): Western AAA Region opener for both teams. … Seneca won 56-13 last year, the Bobcats’ 28th consecutive victory against Walhalla. … Seneca is 3-0 for the first time since 2005, when the Bobcats won their first four games and finished at 7-4.

Carolina (1-2) at Landrum (1-2): Appalachian AA Region opener for both teams. … .Landrum won 28-18 last year in the first meeting between the teams. … Carolina had 158 total yards in its 38-6 loss to Christ Church last week. … Landrum QB Aaron Bryant has rushed for 655 yards and passed for 510 yards.

Liberty (0-3) at Powdersville (2-1): Appalachian AA Region opener for both teams. … Liberty won 37-14 last year. … Powdersville has won two games this year after winning none in its first varsity season in 2012. … Liberty had 195 total yards in last week’s 11-6 loss to Walhalla.

Crescent (3-0) at Blacksburg (0-3): Appalachian AA Region opener for both teams. … Blacksburg won 48-42 last year in the teams’ first meeting in five years. … Crescent is seeking a 3-0 start for the second year in a row. Before last season, the Tigers hadn’t been 3-0 since 1997.

Pendleton (1-2) at Chesnee (2-1): Appalachian AA Region opener for both teams. … Chesnee won 35-28 last year, the Eagles’ fifth win in the last six years against Pendleton. … Chesnee is No. 7 in Class AA.

Hillcrest (2-1) at Riverside (0-3): Nonregion Class AAAA game. … Hillcrest won 35-21 last year, the Rams’ third straight victory against Riverside. … Hillcrest has scored 98 points, the most in its first three games since scoring 109 in 1998. That year the Rams began 3-0 and finished 8-4. … Riverside has one offensive TD in its first three games.

Mann (0-3) at Mauldin (2-1): Nonregion Class AAAA game. … Mauldin won 35-21 last year, the Mavericks’ third win in their last four games against Mann. … Mauldin has scored 58 and 51 points, respectively, the past two weeks. … Mann has 16 turnovers in its first three games.

Woodmont (2-1) at Wade Hampton (1-3): Nonregion Class AAAA game. … Wade Hampton won 42-21 last year. … Wade Hampton is coming off its first victory, 14-7 over Eastside. … Woodmont already has doubled its win total from last year, when the Wildcats finished at 1-10.

Byrnes (2-1) at Clinton (0-3): Nonregion Class AAAA game. … Byrnes won 41-0 last year in the teams’ first meeting in 31 years. … Byrnes QB Shuler Bentley has passed for 1,226 yards and 18 TDs. WR Shaedon Meadors has 14 catches, nine for TDs. … Byrnes is No. 2 in Class AAAA, No. 1 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings and No. 18 in USA Today’s Super 25 rankings.

Greenwood (2-1) at Spartanburg (3-0): Nonregion Class AAAA game. … Greenwood won 42-10 last year, the Eagles’ fourth consecutive victory over Spartanburg. … Spartanburg is seeking its first 4-0 start since 2001. … Spartanburg is No. 7 in Class AAAA and No. 3 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings. Greenwood is No. 6 in The News.

Boiling Springs (2-1) at Rock Hill (1-2): Nonregion Class AAAA game. … Boiling Springs won 38-34 last year, snapping a nine-game losing streak against Rock Hill. … Boiling Springs has scored at least 40 points in each of its first three games.

Dorman (4-0) at Dutch Fork (2-0): Nonregion Class AAAA game. … Dorman won 45-21 last year. … Dorman has begun a season 5-0 six times since 2001. … Dutch Fork has scored 111 points in its first two games. … Dorman is No. 6 in Class AAAA and No. 4 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Laurens (1-2) at Woodruff (1-2): Nonregion game between Class AAAA Laurens and AAA Woodruff. … Woodruff won 28-24 last year in the teams’ first meeting in 46 years. … Laurens is No. 10 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Broome (3-1) at Fort Mill (1-2): Nonregion game between Class AAAA Fort Mill and AAA Broome. … Fort Mill won 35-21 last year, the Yellow Jackets’ third straight win over the Red Raiders. … With a victory, Broome would have its best start since winning its first five games in 2005.

Chapman (3-0) at Mid-Carolina (0-3): Nonregion game between Class AAA Chapman and AA Mid-Carolina. … Mid-Carolina won 39-37 last year in the first meeting between the teams since 1995. … Chapman, 3-0 for the first time in 16 years, is No. 9 in Class AAA.

Fairfield Central (3-0) at Union County (0-3): Nonregion game between Class AAA Union County and AA Fairfield Central. … Union County won 42-40 last year. … UC had 27 yards rushing in last week’s 31-28 loss to Greer. … Fairfield Central is No. 2 in Class AA.

Chapin (1-2) at Newberry (3-0): Nonregion game between Class AAA Chapin and AA Mid-Carolina. … Newberry won 25-17 last year. … A win would give Newberry a 4-0 start for the second time in three seasons.

Christ Church (3-0) at Ware Shoals (0-3): Nonregion Class A game. … Christ Church won 44-14 last year. … Christ Church has the state’s longest current winning streak at 29 games. … Christ Church is No. 1 in Class A and No. 8 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

St. Joseph’s (3-0) at Calhoun Falls (0-2): Nonregion Class A game. … St. Joseph’s won 52-8 last year. … St. Joseph’s RB Andre Stoddard has rushed for 671 yards and 11 TDs. … St. Joseph’s is No. 2 in Class A.

Whitmire (0-3) at McCormick (0-3): Nonregion Class A game. … McCormick won 46-0 last year. … Whitmire has lost 37 consecutive games.

Lincoln County, Ga. (1-1) at Ninety Six (2-1): Lincoln County won 41-21 last year.

— Bob Castello

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