By Chris Doski
It was a very interesting first round of the high school football playoffs in South Carolina. The talk of the night in 4A were the Greer Yellow Jackets as they were able to knock off previously unbeaten South Pointe, 21-14. Greer marches on to the second round to play at Wren on Friday.
The Woodruff Wolverines dominated on their home field as they rolled past Indian Land, 49-7 in the first round of the 3A playoffs. Jailen Tribble was terrific defensively as he finished with 2 interceptions, one that was returned for a touchdown in addition to two pass break ups and a tackle. Woodruff will hit the road in round two and play at Pendleton.
The Dorman Cavaliers were able to roll at home in their first round 5A playoff game with Greenwood as they won, 35-0. Hayden Lee finished 12-16 for 253 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Cavaliers in round two will host Spring Valley.
The Byrnes Rebels were tested in their first round game against Nation Ford, as the Rebels won a high scoring, 48-34 game on Friday. Lawerence Scott finished 14 for 24 for 225 and had four total touchdowns while Rahjai Harris has seven carries for 115 yards and two scores for Byrnes, who will Travel to Laurens for round two.
The three seeded Gaffney Indians won at Rock Hill, 27-6 in their first round, 5A game. Undre Lindsay finished 23-41 passing for 306 yards, two touchdowns and a pick for the Indians, who will go to Sumter next week.
The Chapman Panthers took care of Liberty in the first round of the 3A playoffs, 54-7. Wide Receiver DaShun Mitchell finished with five catches for 102 yards and two scores for the Panthers, who will host Newberry in round two.
The two seeded Broome Centurions in 3A defeated Powdersville, 45-21. CJ Little John was solid all around as he had eight tackles, a forced fumble, an interception in addition to 64 yards on ten carries and a score for Broome, who head to Camden for the second round.
The three seeded Chesnee Eagles took down Seneca, 25-13. The Eagle defense came up with multiple big stops deep in their own territory as they will now head to Union next Friday to play the Yellow Jackets, who beat Fairfield Central on Friday, 21-12.
The Boiling Springs Bulldogs saw their season end on Friday as they fell at Clover, 49-14. The Bulldogs finished the season 4-7 overall.