Week 5 high school football previews

Week 5 high school football previews

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Week 5 high school football previews

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Senior running back Stephon Kirksey and the Daniel Lions will host Palmetto tonight in a Western AAA Region game.

Senior running back Stephon Kirksey and the Daniel Lions will host Palmetto tonight in a Western AAA Region game.

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

Hillcrest (4-0) at Greenwood (1-3): Region 1-AAAA game. … Hillcrest won 35-16 last year. … Hillcrest QB Collin Sneed has passed for 924 yards and 10 TDs. WR Brian Spurgeon has 25 receptions, six  for TDs. … Hillcrest is averaging 52 points per game. … Hillcrest is No. 3 in Class AAAA.

T.L. Hanna (2-2) at Greenville (1-3): Region 1-AAAA game. … Greenville won 36-15 last year against a Hanna team that finished 1-10. … Greenville QB Carson Spiers has passed for 1,153 yards and eight TDs. WR John Krall has 29 receptions (19 yards per catch) and four TDs.

Woodmont (2-2) at Westside (4-0): Region 1-AAAA game. … Woodmont won 14-10 last year. … Woodmont RB Deonte Luster has rushed for at least 100 yards in each game and has 565 in all. … Westside, which is giving up 6.8 points per game, is No. 6 in Class AAAA.

Easley (3-1) at Laurens (1-3): Region 1-AAAA game. …  Laurens won 14-13 last year. … Easley QB Dalton Black has passed for 920 yards and 10 TDs. WR Bralan Fuller has 17 receptions (21 yards per catch). … Laurens is coming off its first win, 35-6 over Clinton. … Easley had a bye last week.

Mauldin (2-2) at Wade Hampton (1-4): Region 2-AAAA game. … Mauldin won 28-7 last year. … Mauldin WR Hunter Dawsey has 26 receptions, three for TDs, and WR Matt Atkins has 24 receptions, four for TDs. … Wade Hampton WR Daniel Baldwin has 24 receptions, two for TDs.

J.L. Mann (0-4) at Dorman (4-1): Region 2-AAAA game. … Dorman won 58-3 last year. … Mann RB Josh Samuel has rushed for 776 yards (8.3 per carry) and seven TDs. … Dorman QB Collin Hill has passed for 1,204 yards and 14 TDs. … Dorman is No. 8 in Class AAAA.

Riverside (0-4) at Spartanburg (4-0): Region 2-AAAA game. … Spartanburg won 31-7 last year. … Spartanburg QB Austin Scott has passed for 1,400 yards and 16 TDs. … Riverside has scored nine points this season. … Spartanburg is No. 1 in Class AAAA.

Byrnes (4-0) at Boiling Springs (1-3): Region 2-AAAA game. … Byrnes won 42-28 last year. … Boiling Springs has allowed an average of 46.3 points the last three weeks in losses to Gaffney, Dutch Fork and York. … Byrnes is No. 2 in Class AAAA.

Nation Ford (3-2) at Gaffney (2-3): Region 3-AAAA game. … Gaffney won 59-21 last year. … Nation Ford has won three straight games after an 0-2 start. … Gaffney has lost to No. 1 Spartanburg, No. 2 Byrnes and No. 8 Dorman.

Seneca (4-0, 1-0) at Wren (2-2, 1-0): Western AAA Region game. … Wren won 54-49 last year when Bailey Rogers scored on an 88-yard kickoff return with seven-tenths of a second remaining. … Rogers has 26 receptions, five for TDs. … Seneca, averaging 49.5 points per game, is No. 4 in Class AAA.

Palmetto (3-1, 0-1) at Daniel (1-3, 1-0): Western AAA Region game. … Daniel won 52-20 last year. … RB Stephon Kirksey leads Daniel with 306 yards rushing (4.4 per carry). … Daniel is averaging 180.5 rushing yards per game.

West-Oak (0-4, 0-1) at Pickens (1-4, 0-1): Western AAA Region game. … Pickens won 31-14 last year. … After shutting out Liberty, Pickens allowed 535 yards in a 42-12 loss against Wren. … West-Oak has scored 38 points and has been shut out twice.

Walhalla (1-3, 0-1) at Belton-Honea Path (3-1, 1-0): Western AAA Region game. … BHP won 63-0 last year. … BHP, No. 6 in Class AAA, has outscored Pendleton and Palmetto 85-16 the past two weeks.

Greer (4-0, 1-0) at Travelers Rest (3-1, 0-1): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … Greer won 56-6 last year. … Travelers Rest RB Xavier Terry has rushed for 870 yards and 12 TDs. … Greer QB Mario Cusano has passed for 731 yards and 11 TDs. RB Adrian McGee has rushed for 579 yards and seven TDs. … Greer is No. 3 in Class AAA.

Blue Ridge (1-3, 0-1) at Berea (2-2, 0-1): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … Blue Ridge won 21-6 last year. … Each team is coming  off a loss. Blue Ridge was beaten by Eastside, 33-21, Berea by Southside, 33-0.

Chapman (3-1, 1-0) at Eastside (3-1, 1-0): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … Chapman won 52-32 last year. … Chapman QB Colton Bailey passed for 242 yards and three TDs in last week’s 38-0 win at Travelers Rest. … Eastside QB T.J. Gist threw TD passes of 65 and 35 yards to WR Chance Pride in last week’s 33-21 win at Blue Ridge.

Southside (4-0, 1-0) at Emerald (2-2, 0-1): Peach Blossom AAA Region game. … Emerald won 15-0 last year. … Southside has posted back-to-back shutouts in wins over Carolina and Berea. The Tigers are allowing an average of 5.5 points per game.

Chesnee (0-4, 0-1) at Carolina (1-3, 1-0): Skyline AA Region game. … Chesnee won 62-21 last year. … Carolina is coming off its first victory, 21-14 over Landrum. … Chesnee is allowing an average of 42.5 points per game.

Landrum (1-3, 0-1) at Liberty (1-3. 0-1): Skyline AA Region game. … Landrum won 37-17 last year. … Liberty is averaging only 206 yards per game but is giving up only 266.

Powdersville (2-2, 1-0) at Woodruff (3-1, 1-0): Skyline AA Region game. … Woodruff beat Powdersville twice last year, 13-6 in the regular season and 42-27 in the first round of the playoffs. … Powdersville RB Jakobe Bufford rushed for 110 yards and three TDs in last week’s win over Liberty. … Woodruff is No. 8 in Class AA.

Blacksburg (2-2, 0-1) at Pendleton (2-2, 0-1): Skyline AA Region game. … Pendleton won 41-18 last year. … Pendleton is No. 10 in Class AA.

Eau Claire (1-4) at Newberry (3-1): Region 3-AA game. … Newberry won 56-0 last year. … Eau Claire won the first nine meetings between the teams, but Newberry has won the last five. … Newberry is No. 3 in Class AA.

Christ Church (3-1) at Christ School, N.C. (3-1): Nonregion game. … Christ Church won 46-7 last year. … Christ Church QB Jeffrey Johnsen has passed for 604 yards and seven TDs. … Christ Church is No. 3 in Class A.

St. Joseph’s (2-2) at McCormick (1-3): Nonregion Class A game. … St. Joseph’s won 56-33 last year. … St. Joseph’s RB Marcus Davenport rushed for 178 yards and four TDs in a win over Calhoun Falls in Week 3. … St. Joe’s had a bye in Week 4.

Fox Creek (2-2) at Southside Christian (3-1): Nonregion Class A game. … Fox Creek won 34-14 last year. … SCS QB Clayton Coulter passed for 223 yards and four TDs in a Week 3 win over Dixie. … SCS had a bye in Week 4.

Calhoun Falls (1-3) at Ware Shoals (1-3): Nonregion Class A game. … The teams did not play last season. … Calhoun Falls scored 56 points in its season-opening win against Dixie, then a total of 42 in three successive losses.

Ridge Spring-Monetta (2-2) at Whitmire (4-0): Nonregion Class A game. … RSM won 28-21 last year. … The last time Whitmire began a season 5-0 was 1992. … Whitmire is No. 9 in Class A.

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