Whale Branch’s playoff run ended with a 42-21 loss to visiting Batesburg-Leesville on Friday in the second round of the SCHSL Class 2A playoffs.
The air will be crisp at 7:30 tonight when the high school football playoffs hit the second round with a dwindling number of local teams still vying for state championships.
The ranks of the Lowcountry high school football teams still in the hunt for a state title shrunk considerably Friday, as five of the nine local teams who made the playoffs bowed out in the first round, and it could have been worse. Three of the four local winners prevailed by six points or fewer – and the six-point margin was in overtime.
Whale Branch erased an early 18-point deficit to rally for a 30-27 win over visiting Buford on Friday in the first round of the SCHSL Class 2A playoffs.
Area high school football statistical leaders through Week 11:
Everyone who follows sports knows the saying that offense sells tickets and defense wins championships. You can add that defense drives online player of the week voting.
For the last time in the regular season – and perhaps the last time with a full 10-player ballot – it’s time to select the RBC Heritage High School Football Player of the Week.
True confession: Every time I sit down to write this column I end up doing a horrible impersonation of Aaron Neville. Sometimes just in my head, sometimes out loud.
Irvin Mulligan rushed for three touchdowns and Whale Branch turned in another dominant defensive effort in a 42-6 win at Burke on Friday to complete its perfect run through Region 6-2A.