High School Football

South Pointe begins state title defense at home versus Daniel

Quay Brown and South Pointe begin the defense of their 3A state championship Nov. 13 at home versus Daniel.
Quay Brown and South Pointe begin the defense of their 3A state championship Nov. 13 at home versus Daniel. Special to The Herald


The 3A postseason bracket is the easiest to decipher. South Pointe won Region 3-3A and will host Daniel, the fourth place team in Region 1. Lancaster finished second in Region 3-3A and will host the Wren, the No. 3 team from Region 1. Wren won three of its last four contests to finish the regular season 6-4, while Daniel, young but talented, won two of its final three games to finish the regular season 4-6.

3A (bracket is in order)

Upper State

▪ Pickens at Seneca

▪ A.C. Flora at Chapman

▪ Daniel at South Pointe

▪ Emerald at Richland Northeast

▪ Travelers Rest at Greer

▪ Union County at Belton-Honea Path

▪ Southside at Chapin

▪ Wren at Lancaster

Lower State

▪ Brookland-Cayce at Hanahan

▪ Darlington at Georgetown

▪ Beaufort at Midland Valley

▪ St. James at Marlboro County

▪ Dreher at Myrtle Beach

▪ Aiken at Hilton Head Island

▪ North Myrtle Beach at Hartsville

▪ Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Airport


Indian Land travels to Woodruff in the 2A Division I playoffs. The Wolverines have won 10 state titles from 1956 to 1984, and have won seven straight games this season, averaging 44 points per outing. Indian Land hasn’t won a playoff game since 2005, but will take an offense producing 208 yards on the ground per game to Woodruff intent on ending that drought.

2A Division I

Upper State

▪ No. 8 Mid-Carolina at No. 1 Strom Thurmond

▪ No. 5 Pendleton at No. 4 Newberry

▪ No. 6 Indian Land at No. 3 Woodruff

▪ No. 7 Powdersville at No. 2 Fairfield Central

Lower State

▪ No. 8 Lake Marion at No. 1 Bishop England

▪ No. 5 Wade Hampton at No. 4 Loris

▪ No. 6 Battery Creek at No. 3 Timberland

▪ No. 7 Waccamaw at No. 2 Dillon


Lewisville heads down to Christ Church looking for its first playoff win since Floyd Drum’s 2005 team reached the third round of the state playoffs. The Cavaliers won the last three 1A Division I state titles but had their 55-game winning streak snapped this season. They also fell to Southside Christian, loosening their vise grip on the Region 2-A championship.

No. 7 seed Great Falls will hit the road to face No. 2 McCormick in the 1A Division II bracket. The Chiefs finished 5-5, losing their final two regular season region games to Fox Creek and Christ Church. McCormick has advanced past the first round of the playoffs each of the last four years.

1A Division I

Upper State

▪ No. 8 Wagener-Salley at No. 1 Southside Christian

▪ No. 5 Williston-Elko at No. 4 Fox Creek

▪ No. 6 St. Joseph’s at No. 3 McBee

▪ Lewisville at Christ Church

Lower State

▪ No. 8 Hemingway at No. 1 Bamberg-Ehrhardt

▪ No. 5 Latta at No. 4 St. Johns

▪ No. 6 Carvers Bay at No. 3 Allendale-Fairfax

▪ No. 7 Hannah-Pamplico at No. 2 Calhoun County

1A Division II

Upper State

▪ No. 8 Blackville-Hilda at No. 1 Lamar

No. 5 Denmark-Olar at No. 4 Hunter-Kinard-Tyler

No. 6 Whitmire at No. 3 Ridge Spring-Monetta

▪ No. 7 Great Falls at No. 2 McCormick

Lower State

▪ No. 8 Lincoln at No. 1 C.E. Murray

▪ No. 5 Baptist Hill at No. 4 Timmonsville

▪ No. 6 Estill at No. 3 Cross

▪ No. 7 Scott’s Branch at No. 2 Lake View