Midlands Class 4A Action: Week Nine

4A REGION 3

Ridgeview WR Cincere Scott

RIDGEVIEW is 2-0 in the region with wins over York and RNE and WESTWOOD IS 1-1 with a loss to South Pointe and a win over York. This game is going to produce the region runner up and I say that because I don’t think South Pointe will lose in region play. The Blazers have been inconsistent on offense but if  you look at points scored and allowed, these two teams are actually about the same statistically. Ridgview has the better team in this match up, while Westwood has the two better playmakers; this will be a great game. PLAYERS OF IMPACT IN THIS GAME: Cincere Scott, WR, Ridgeview; Ahmon Green, QB, Westwood

SOUTH POINTE is 2-0 in region play and takes on RICHLAND NORTHEAST who is winless on the year. This game is a formality and I don’t see the Cavaliers hanging anywhere close in this match up. PLAYERS OF IMPACT IN THIS GAME: Tahleek Steele, QB, South Pointe; John Porter, LB, RNE

PROJECTIONS

  1. SOUTH POINTE
  2. RIDGEVIEW
  3. WESTWOOD
  4. YORK
  5. LANCASTER
  6. RNE

4A REGION 4

Flora QB Wise Segars

AC FLORA is 2-0 taking on a tough OW team who is also 2-0 in region play. This game will produce the region champion, in my opinion while the loser will still have to battle for second place. The Falcons defense is solid but the offense took a hit with a ankle sprain to starting running back Matt Pack, jr. The defense will be challenged by OW’s ground game and this should be a great game. PLAYERS OF IMPACT IN THIS GAME: Wise Segars, QB, AC Flora; Jarion George, QB, OW

Dreher Miciah Settles

CRESTWOOD and DREHER are both 0-2 in region play looking for their first win. Both teams have struggled on the defensive side of the football this season and neither has been able to score consistently. Dreher is a little better battle tested with a tougher schedule and that could be the difference in this game. The winner will have a shot at a playoff spot if they can secure another win. PLAYERS OF IMPACT IN THIS GAME: Parris Lowery, DE, Crestwood; Sterling Brown, DB, Dreher

LR QB Jamison Ganzy

LOWER RICHLAND is 2-0 in region play and looking to go 3-0 against Lakewood, who comes in 0-2 in region play. The Diamond Hornets have finally found their groove on offense after a shaky start to the season, scoring 98 points in the past two games. A win by Lower Richland will set up a chance at a region title against the winner of the Flora-OW game. PLAYERS OF IMPACT INT HIS GAME: Jamison Ganzy, QB, Lower Richland; Cody Windham, QB, Lakewood

PROJECTIONS

  1. AC FLORA
  2. ORANGEBURG-WILKINSON
  3. LOWER RICHLAND
  4. DREHER
  5. LAKEWOOD
  6. CRESTWOOD

4A REGION 5

Airport WR Butch Lawrence

AIRPORT is 2-0 in region play and will travel to AIKEN to take on the 0-2 Hornets. Airport is in position for a showdown with Brookland-Cayce in the final game if they can win these next two games against Aiken and South Aiken. PLAYERS OF IMPACT IN THIS GAME: Butch Lawrence, WR, Airport

BC RB Will Way

BROOKLAND-CAYCE is 2-0 and will travel to MIDLAND VALLEY to take on the 1-1 Mustangs. This is a tough place for the Bearcats to play, home to head coach Rusty Charpia and the Mustangs always play them tough. But this Bearcat team is firing on all cylinders and a win here, and one over Aiken next week, will put the Bearcats in contention to win the region outright in their final game of the season with rival Airport. PLAYERS OF IMPACT IN THIS GAME: Will Way, RB, Brookland-Cayce

PROJECTIONS

  1. BROOKLAND-CAYCE
  2. AIRPORT
  3. SOUTH AIKEN
  4. NORTH AUGUSTA
  5. MIDLAND VALLEY
  6. AIKEN

About Jim Baxter

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