High school football previews

High school football previews


High school football previews


(games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted)

Dorman at Wade Hampton, 8 p.m.: Region 2-AAAA game. … The teams opened in Week 0 last year, with Dorman winning 42-0. … Dorman won 45-0 in 2012.

Christ Church at Lee Central: Nonregion game between Class A Christ Church and AA Lee Central. … Christ Church is 71-6 in Don Frost’s six seasons as coach. … Lee Central was 5-6 in 2013.

Easley at Pickens, 8 p.m.: Nonregion game between Class AAAA Easley and AAA Pickens. … Easley won 30-14 last year, the Green Wave’s fourth straight win over Pickens. … Pickens had won the previous three meetings.

Byrnes at Northwestern, 6 p.m.: Nonregion Class AAAA game. … Northwestern won 42-35 last year on its way to a 15-0 record and the Class AAAA Division II state title. … Northwestern is No. 2 and Byrnes No. 3 in AAAA. … The game will be televised on ESPNU.

Southside Christian at Travelers Rest: Nonregion game between Class A Southside Christian and AAA Travelers Rest. … The game marks the debut as coach for Jason Kaiser at SCS and Ray Gould at TR.

Southside at Ware Shoals: Nonregion game between Class A Ware Shoals and AAA Southside. … Southside was 6-5 last year, the Tigers’ first winning season since 2008 and second since 1995.

Ninety Six at St. Joseph’s: Nonregion game between Class A St. Joseph’s and AA Ninety Six. … In its first four varsity seasons, St. Joseph’s has improved from two victories, to four, to eight, to 10.

Liberty at Crescent: Nonregion Class AA game. … Liberty was 2-8 last year, and one of its two wins was a 14-6 victory against Crescent. … The teams are in different regions for the first time since 2001.

Clinton at A.C. Flora: Nonregion Class AAA game. … Clinton defeated Flora 55-35 in the first round of the playoffs last year. … Clinton finished 5-7 after an 0-6 start.

Greenwood vs. Dutch Fork at River Bluff: Nonregion Class AAAA game. … Dutch Fork won 15-3 in the first round of the 2001 playoffs in the teams’ only previous meeting. … Dutch Fork is the defending Class AAAA Division I champion.

Eastern Christian Academy (Md.) at Spartanburg: Nonregion game. … ECA, 9-3 last year, was the subject of an August 2012 Sports Illustrated story because of its powerhouse nature. … Spartanburg RB Tavien Feaster is No. 14 on ESPN’s ranking of juniors.

Gaffney at Union County: Nonregion game between Class AAAA Gaffney and AAA Union County. … Gaffney won 27-14 last year, the Indians 11th straight win in the series.

Clover at Westside: Nonregion Class AAAA game. … The teams have met twice. Clover won 35-23 in 2008 and 41-23 in 2009

Abbeville at Silver Bluff: Nonregion Class AA game. … It’s the teams’ first meeting in 11 years. … Silver Bluff is tied at No. 9 in Class AA.

Chesnee at Broome: Nonregion game between Class AA Chesnee and AAA Broome. … Chesnee won 39-21 last year, the Eagles’ second straight win over Broome. … Chesnee is No. 7 in Class AA.

Calhoun Falls Charter at Dixie: Nonregion Class A game. … Dixie won 20-18 last year. … The teams will play a Region 1-A game in Week 7.

Lincoln County (Ga.) at McCormick: Nonregion game. … Lincoln County won 41-0 last year to take a 34-10 lead in the series.

— Bob Castello


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