What We Learned In Week 4
Written by Mitch
Week four of the high school football season had to maneuver around Hurricane Florence as every game from our listening area got moved to Thursday night. Week four was also start of region play for Class 5A region two. Several great games, really a great week for high school football! Let’s take a look at what we learned from week 4.
Chapman vs Woodruff Lived Up To The Hype
Looking at the schedule several weeks ago as these two teams have gotten off to great starts, this became a game that was highly anticipated. Two 4-0 teams with stars at the quarterback position this was going to be good and fortunately, this game lived up to the hype.
Chapman and Woodruff trading scores and in the third quarter it was Woodruff who had a 31-21 lead. But we have seen Chapman do exactly what they did several times before. Their offense got red hot and their defense made a few big plays and Chapman pulled out a 42-31 victory.
Don’t think less of this Woodruff team with this loss, they are really good and will be the favorites to win their region. Chapman, to me, are the New England Patriots of high school football. What I mean by that is they have a great quarterback with Mikele Colasurdo and a high powered offense, just like the Patriots. But also like the Patriots, they don’t have an elite defense, but the defense always seems to make a few big plays that help win the games.
It was the case against Boiling Springs a few weeks ago when it was tied 28-28 in the fourth quarter, and a few pick sixes helped them secure that win. It was also the case in this Woodruff game as they were down 10, their defense forced some turnovers giving this high powered offense more chances to put points on the board, which is what they did.
I wouldn’t be shocked to see these two teams square off in the playoffs and that will be an exciting game that we should all kind of hope for. Round 2 of these two teams, come on, you can’t get much better than that.
Broome Still Trying To Get Going
Broome in their first five games this season sit with a 2-3 record. That is a little disappointing for the Centurions that came into this season with high expectations. They have lost two in a row, losing to Union 46-14 a week ago and falling to Eastside on Thursday night 33-28.
They did have a 28-27 lead in the fourth quarter and battled back into the game to take that lead, but unfortunately, Eastside made a few more plays down the stretch and got the win.
Broome is suffering from several injuries and is trying to get healthy before region play begins. I do believe that this Broome team will be fine, Coach Lynn Fleming is a great coach who will get the most out of his players. But for right now they are still trying to find a way to get themselves going. Broome takes on Wren this upcoming week, hopefully, they can get some momentum started before region play.
Watch Out For Hillcrest
The Hillcrest Rams traveled to Roebuck to take on the Dorman Cavaliers. Dorman is the team that is expected to blow out each team they face, but Hillcrest showed that they can hang with the best in this region.
We felt coming into the year, the Greenville schools coming into Class 5A Region 2, that this Hillcrest team will be able to challenge the Spartanburg schools. In the fourth quarter, it was tied 21-21. But like Dorman seems to do to everyone is wear their opponents down and win the game. And that is exactly what happened on Thursday Night as Dorman won 28-21.
Hillcrest is very good and they can easily be the third best team in the region. They will be a team that you need to be ready for or they can certainly beat you.