Week 8 High School Previews

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Hillcrest (6-1, 3-0) at Laurens (4-3, 3-0): Region 1-AAAA game. … Laurens won 21-19 last year, the Raiders’ third straight win over Hillcrest. … Hillcrest has six wins for the first time since 1998, when the Rams finished 8-4. … Hillcrest is No. 8 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Easley (3-4, 2-1) at Woodmont (3-4, 1-2): Region 1-AAAA game. … Easley won 44-7 last year. The Green Wave have won the last three years by a combined score of 149-14. … Easley has won back-to-back games after a four-game losing streak.

Westside (0-7, 0-3) at Mann (0-7, 0-3): Region 1-AAAA game. … Westside won 28-21 last year, snapping a two-game losing streak against Mann. … Westside is averaging 8.7 points and allowing 19.7. Mann is averaging 16.4 and allowing 37.1.

Greenwood (4-3, 2-1) at Hanna (2-5, 1-2): Region 1-AAAA game. … Greenwood won 34-3 last year, the Eagles’ 15th consecutive victory against Hanna. … Hanna has scored a total of nine points in its last three games against Greenwood.

Mauldin (4-3, 1-2) at Riverside (0-7, 0-3): Region 2-AAAA game. … Mauldin won 35-8 last year. The Mavericks have won the past three years by a combined score of 108-8. … Mauldin QB Dre Massey had 278 yards passing and 274 yards rushing in last week’s 63-59 loss to Gaffney.

Gaffney (5-2, 3-0) at Byrnes (6-1, 3-0): Region 2-AAAA game. … Gaffney beat Byrnes twice last year, 22-18 in the regular season and 21-19 in the state semifinals. … Byrnes QB Shuler Bentley became the school’s all-time passing yards leader last week with 10,772, passing stepbrother Chas Dodd. … Byrnes is No. 2 in Class AAAA, No. 1 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings and No. 17 in USA Today’s Super 25. Gaffney is No. 9 in AAAA and No. 3 in The News.

Spartanburg (5-2, 1-2) at Boiling Springs (5-2, 2-1): Region 2-AAAA game. … Spartanburg won 20-17 last year. But after losing the first 28 meetings, Boiling Springs has won two of the last three. … Spartanburg is No. 6 and Boiling Springs No. 9 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Emerald (5-2, 3-1) at Daniel (7-0, 4-0): Western AAA Region game. … Daniel won 37-34 last year in the first meeting between the teams. … Daniel RB Jae’lon Oglesby has rushed for 1,155 yards and 13 TDs. QB Andy McCall has passed for 967 yards and 13 TDs. … Daniel is No. 1 in Class AAA and No. 2 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Wren (5-2, 3-1) at Walhalla (1-6, 0-4): Western AAA Region game. … Wren won 44-0 last year in the first meeting between the teams in 25 years. … Wren scored 48 points in its win over West-Oak last week. Walhalla has scored 47 points in the last six weeks combined.

Palmetto (2-5, 1-3) at West-Oak (1-6, 0-4): Western AAA Region game. … Palmetto won 41-14 last year in the first meeting between the teams in five years. … Palmetto is coming off its first region win, 29-13 over Walhalla.

Belton-Honea Path (6-1, 3-1) at Seneca (5-2, 2-2): Western AAA Region game. … BHP won 64-26 last year, the Bears’ 14th win in their last 16 games against Seneca. … BHP is allowing an average of 6.3 points per game. … BHP is No. 6 in Class AAA and No. 5 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Greenville (4-3, 3-1) at Travelers Rest (2-5, 0-4): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … The teams have played each of the last 11 years, and Greenville has won all 11 games, by an average of 36.4 points. … TR has lost five straight games after a 2-0 start. … Greenville QB Carson Spiers passed for 414 yards and six TDs in last week’s 60-52 win over Pickens.

Blue Ridge (5-2, 3-1) at Southside (6-1, 3-1): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … Blue Ridge won 31-0 last year in the first meeting between the teams in seven years. … Southside has won seven games just once since 1987.

Greer (6-1, 4-0) at Pickens (5-2, 3-1): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … Greer won 42-20 last year in the first meeting between the teams in seven years. … Greer RB Quez Nesbitt has rushed for 1,406 yards and 19 TDs. … Pickens TE J.C. Baker had 14 catches for 181 yards and a TD in last week’s loss to Greenville. … Greer is No. 10 in Class AAA and in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

Eastside (1-6, 0-4) at Berea (0-7, 0-4): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … Eastside won 39-8 last year. The Eagles had been shut out by Berea the previous two years. … LB Michael Fernandez leads Eastside with 74 solo tackles and 94 total tackles. … Berea has lost 15 consecutive games.

Broome (5-2, 2-0) at Chester (3-4, 1-1): Region 3-AAA game. … Chester won 24-14 last year in the first meeting between the teams in nine years. … Broome has won its two region games by a total of three points.

Chapman (5-2, 0-2) at Woodruff (4-3, 2-0): Region 3-AAA game. … Chapman won 49-48 last year, snapping a four-game losing streak against Woodruff. … Chapman has lost two games in a row after a 5-0 start.

Clinton (1-6, 1-1) at Union County (1-6, 0-2): Region 3-AAA game. … Clinton won 38-35 last year. The Red Devils have won two games in a row and five of the last six against Union County. … Clinton is coming off its first victory of the season, 50-21 over Chapman.

Carolina (2-5, 1-3) at Pendleton (4-3, 3-1): Skyline AA Region game. … Pendleton won 34-7 last year, the Bulldogs’ fifth straight win over Carolina. … Pendleton scored 65 points during its 1-3 start, then 110 while winning its last three games.

Chesnee (6-1, 4-0) at Powdersville (3-4, 1-3): Skyline AA Region game. … Chesnee won 60-0 last year in the first meeting between the teams. … Powdersville has three victories this season after none last year, its first on the varsity level. … Chesnee is No. 6 in Class AA.

Landrum (4-3, 3-1) at Blacksburg (0-7, 0-4): Skyline AA Region game. … Blacksburg won 35-0 last year, ending a six-game losing streak against Landrum. … Landrum QB Aaron Bryant has rushed for 1,348 yards and 21 TDs and passed for 1,294 yards and nine TDs. WR Jacob Lanning has 60 catches, six for TDs.

Liberty (1-6, 1-3) at Crescent (6-1, 3-1): Skyline AA Region game. … Liberty won 41-7 last year, the Red Devils’ third straight win over Crescent. … Liberty is coming off its first victory of the season, 51-22 over Blacksburg.

Newberry (6-1, 2-0) at Ninety Six (5-2, 1-1): Appalachian AA Region game. … Newberry won 42-21 last year, the Bulldogs’ second straight win over Ninety Six. … The teams first met in 1924. … The last time Newberry was 7-1 was in 2002.

Mid-Carolina (0-7, 0-2) at Batesburg-Leesville (5-2, 2-0): Appalachian AA Region game. … B-L won 31-24 last year. … The teams first met in 1958. B-L leads the series 30-8. … B-L is No. 8 in Class AA.

Dixie (2-5) at Calhoun Falls (1-6): Region 1-A game. … The teams last met in 2007. Dixie won 34-28. … Calhoun Falls is coming off its first win of the season, 39-16 over Whitmire. … Dixie had 35 total yards in its loss to Christ Church last week.

McCormick (2-5) at Ware Shoals (2-5): Region 1-A game. … McCormick won 30-0 last year, snapping a 12-game losing streak against Ware Shoals. … McCormick had 298 yards rushing in its win over Southside Christian last week.

Christ Church (7-0) at Southside Christian (2-5): Region 2-A game. … Christ Church won 39-0 last year. The Cavaliers have won all seven meetings between the teams, five by shutout. … SCS WR Colby Boggs has 55 catches, 12 for TDs. … Christ Church has won 33 consecutive games, the state’s longest current winning streak. … Christ Church is No. 1 in Class A and No. 7 in The Greenville News Upstate rankings.

St. Joseph’s (7-0) at Whitmire (0-7): Region 2-A game. … St. Joseph’s won 61-0 last year. The Knights have won all three meetings by a combined score of 145-0. … St. Joseph’s RB Andre Stoddard has rushed for 1,528 yards this season. … Whitmire has lost 41 consecutive games. … St. Joseph’s is No. 2 in Class A.

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Hillcrest (6-1, 3-0) at Laurens (4-3, 3-0): Region 1-AAAA game.

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