Round 2 3A Preview
In round one of the playoffs, the 2A/3A region took a hit as many of our local area teams were eliminated such as Landrum, Chesnee, and Broome. All that remains are the Chapman Panthers and the Woodruff Wolverines, so let’s take a look at their matchups.
Woodruff @ Daniel
The Woodruff Wolverines were victorious on the road last week against a familiar opponent the Broome Centurions. The Wolverines lost to the Centurions right before regional play started several weeks back losing by a touchdown, but they got their revenge when it really mattered by knocking off the Centurions 42-34.
But things simply do not get easier for the Wolverines as they will be on the road this week to take on a #1 seed the Daniels Lions. Daniel is unbeaten this season now 11-0 and has been dominating pretty much everyone they have faced. Offensively they put up big numbers week in and week out as they average 50 points per game and they are very stingy on defense as well only allowing 11 points per game.
To beat them many things have to go right and I just think its to tall of a task for Woodruff to handle this week I am hoping I am wrong because I would love to see the Wolverines continue to make a run in the playoffs, but I just don’t see it happening I am going with Daniel to win.
Seneca @ Chapman
The Chapman Panthers won their first-round matchup against Emerald by a final score of 20-7. It was a game that was close pretty much throughout in fact it was scoreless at the half, which was pretty surprising, especially with how Chapman has been rolling on offense as of late.
Chapman come out of the half and was able to score on their first two drives and took a 12-0 lead, but Emerald scored to make it 12-7 making the game interesting once again. Chapman iced the game with a score late and a two-point conversion to move on to the second round.
The Panthers will be back at home this week as they take on a solid Seneca team that comes into the game with an overall record of 9-2. Seneca offensively can put up some points as they average around 37 points per game and defensively they only allow 21 points per game, so for the most part they usually win by a comfortable margin.
Overall, I think this will be a close game but I am leaning towards the Panthers winning this game and moving on to the third round.