SALUDA (3-2) AT NEWBERRY (3-2)
Newberry leads 19-16-2 since 1926.
The last time Saluda defeated Newberry two straight times was when they won four straight, 1978-90.
Both teams have split the last two games in Newberry. Saluda won 2-of-3 games in Newberry between 1973-’83, but the Tigers have yet to win two games in five years.
Newberry High and Saluda tied in their first 1927 meeting but the Bulldogs won the district title with a win over the Tigers in their second clash of the season.
Newberry head coach Phil Strickland is 8-0 at home over Saluda in his coaching career.
Newberry’s Tyon Williams is 131 yards shy of having rushed for 1000 yards for the year. He has scored at least one touchdown in 16 of the last 17 games.
MID-CAROLINA (2-3) AT NINETY SIX (1-3)
Mid-Carolina leads the series 20-16 since 1960.
Met every year from 1978 to 2007.
The Rebels broke a 22-game losing streak in 1964 with a 46-14 victory over the Wildcats.
The last time these two teams met was 2007. The Rebels ended a 40-game regional losing streak with their 27-21 victory.
The last time Mid-Carolina won at Ninety Six was 1996.They lost on their 2002 trip there but the Wildcats were determined to have an ineligible player and they had to forfeit their victory.
The last time Mid-Carolina defeated both Chapin and Ninety Six in the same season was 1997.
The last time Mid-Carolina defeated Chapin at home and then won at Ninety Six in consecutive weeks was 1980.
WARE SHOALS (1-4) AT WHITMIRE (0-5)
Ware Shoals leads 15-13 since 1963.
First meeting since the 2009 playoffs.
First regular season meeting since 2003.
Whitmire’s last win over Ware Shoals was in 1999.