Probably the biggest surprise came from ARC as the Musketeers took down Hephzibah. No question ARC was on the ropes heading into this one, but Chris Hughes had the team ready and they played a near flawless game for the most part. Mar'Quon Medlock was outstanding and the defense came up big as well. There's still an outside chance they can grab the #2 seed, but this win alone was impressive.
Midland Valley comes up big in beating South Aiken. Even with two more quarterbacks hurt, Jeremy Robinson again stepped up his game and found the end zone for times as the Mustangs will get to host a playoff game.
The craziest game of the week, maybe of the year has to come from the Wagener Salley -North game. The lead changed hands a number of times in the fourth quarter with the Eagles coming up four points short in losing 54-50. Still, at least they went down with a fight in their final game of the year.
Don't worry Washington County fans, losing to Baldwin is not the end of the world. Baldwin is a very good team and they can easily be in the state title mix as well as the Hawks when it's all said and done.
A big win for Lincoln County puts them in good shape to host a few games in the playoffs. Even playing shorthanded, the Red Devils just find ways to win. While most folks focus on offense, Lincoln County focuses on defense. That's why they continue to win ballgames.
As South Carolina hits the playoffs in all but one class, both Strom Thurmond and Midland Valley have some questions about who'll be quarterback. Raliegh Yeldell was hurt for the Rebels while the Mustangs used three guys alone on Friday night, with Robinson taking the snaps down the stretch. While both could win their opening round games without their starters, it could make things a lot more difficult.
Top schools in no particular order. Lincoln County, Washington County, Swainsboro, Jefferson County, Evans, Lakeside, North Augusta, Williston Elko, Silver Bluff and Wardlaw.
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