High school football playoff capsules, pairings

bmccormick@heraldonline.comNovember 21, 2013 

York at Northwestern

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Y- Bobby Carroll (16-5 in postseason); NW- Kyle Richardson (6-2 in postseason)

Records: Y- 10-2; NW- 12-0

Last week: York beat Greenwood 42-3; Northwestern beat West Florence 52-22

Last meeting: Northwestern beat York 45-15 (Oct. 25)

Points scored/allowed: Y- 37.9/21.8; NW- 47.8/14.8

Players to watch: Ryan Moore, senior RB, 1,466 yards rushing, 17 TDs; Josh McCoy, senior WR, 70 rec., 723 rec. yards, 6 TDs; Dario Brown, junior LB. NW- Chris Bouyer, junior DL, 69 tackles, 4 sacks; Dante Seargent, junior DB, 78 tackles; Quadarius Fair, senior WR, 73 rec., 1,102 yards rec., 21 TDs.

Twitter-sized preview: Can York defense replicate its best performance of the season against Greenwood again this week? They'll have to if the Cougars are to win.

South Pointe at Goose Creek

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: SP- Strait Herron (8-1 in postseason); GC- Chuck Reedy (10-8 in postseason)

Records: SP- 10-2; GC- 12-0

Last week: South Pointe beat Irmo 30-0; Goose Creek beat Wade Hampton 76-0

Last meeting: Never met

Points scored/allowed: SP- 34.2/12.3; GC- 49.8/16.8

Players to watch: SP- Anthony Johnson, senior WR, 37 rec., 843 rec. yards, 11 TDs; Tay Robinson-Locke, senior DL, 65 tackles, 5 sacks; Devion Williams, junior DB, 44 tackles, 6 INTs. GC- Tyrik Johnson, junior RB, 1,132 rushing yards, 23 TDs; Dantez Bennamon, senior QB, 1,214 yards passing, 839 yards rushing, 15 total TDs; Omar McRae, senior DB, 84 tackles, 5 INTs.

Twitter-sized preview: Insatiable Goose Creek triple option has produced 3 1,000-yard rushers this season. Run defense is SP's strength. It will have to be Friday.

Friday night’s playoff pairings

Class AAAA Division I

Lexington (9) at Byrnes (1); Dutch Fork (5) at Spring Valley (4); Sumter (7) at Hillcrest (2); Boiling Springs (11) at Summerville (3).

Class AAAA Division II

South Pointe (8) at Goose Creek (1); Stratford (5) at South Florence (4); York (10) at Northwestern (2); Beaufort (6) at North Augusta (3).

Class AAA

Upper State: Daniel (1) at Greer (1); Chapman (4) at Belton-Honea Path (2); Lower state: Marlboro County (3) at Socastee (1); Myrtle Beach (3) at Strom Thurmond (1).

Class AA Division I

Upper state: Pelion (4) at Cheraw (1); Newberry (6) at Fairfield Central (2); Lower state: Lake Marion (4) at Dillon (1); Loris (3) at Timberland (2).

Class AA Division II

Upper state: Ninety-Six (4) at Chesnee (1); Central (3) at Batesburg-Leesville (2); Lower state: Woodland (4) at Silver Bluff (1); Bamberg-Ehrhardt (3) at Bishop England (2).

Class A Division I

Upper state: Christ Church (2) at Lamar (1); Lower state: Allendale-Fairfax (2) at Carvers Bay (1).

Class A Division II

Upper state: Ridge Spring-Monetta (6) at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler (1); Lower state: Timmonsville (4) at Lake View (2).

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