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August 17, 2014
WEEK ZERO QUICKVIEW
Week Zero is here and it is time for the NUMBER ONE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET to break it down for you! Here's a look at what are the top games in each area of the state and the entire WEEK ZERO schedule. The schedule below is part of our SCVARSITY.COM comprehensive scoreboard database so clicking on any school will bring up their entire schedule, as well as their region standings.
This is our QUICK LOOK at this week's match ups and schedule; As with every season, we will be bringing you Game of the Week Previews as well as Players to Watch, and our popular FRIDAY NIGHT FEATS highlighting the top performances of the night. Why is SCVarsity.com the top high school sports site on the internet? Simple; EXPOSURE. With more than a million hits a month, high school athletes won't be seen by more sets of eyeballs ANYWHERE in the country.
BYRNES AT NORTHWESTERN: The Rebels are under new coach Brian Lane and are absolutely loaded this season. The Trojans got the best of the Rebels last season but gone is Mason Rudolph and a host of other talent to graduation. Back is Mr. Excitement, Dupree Hart at wide receiver, but this could be a rough start for the defending 4A0DII Champion Trojans. (photo: Tavin Richardson, TE/WR, Byrnes)
GAFFNEY AT UNION COUNTY: The Indians are in a tough spot; this team is not as strong as Gaffney teams in the past; they need vast improvement at the quarterback position on offense and will need young players to step up in most spots. They are very talented at the defensive line position, which may be the strength of their team. This is a huge game for the Indians because first glance looks like a 5-6 or 6-5 year at best; this game with Union County is cruicial if the Indians are going to end up over .500 on the season.
GREENWOOD AT DUTCH FORK: Battle of an upstate/Lakelands team against a powerhouse Midlands oppoent. The two 4A powers will battle at River Bluff High School on Friday night at 7:00 PM; The Foxes are defending state 4A-DI champions and will take on an Eagle team who may be the strongest they've been in several years under new head coach Dan Pippen. (photo: Matt Colburn, RB, Dutch Fork)
RIVER BLUFF AT WESTWOOD: The Gators of River Bluff will enter their first year of varsity competition and do so in the Class 4A. They've looked good at times in preseason, with a strong offensive skills unit led by quarterback Brandon Tillman. They will face a Westwood Red Hawk team who also move up to 4A this season. The Red Hawks will present a challenge to the Gators in the form of speed and skills, led by All-Midlands wide receiver Adonis Lee.
SUMMERVILLE AT PROVIDENCE (Charlotte, NC): The Greenwave returns solid talent to their line up with experience at quarterback behind a strong offensive line anchored by the state's top lineman, Zach Bailey. They also have an agressive defensive unit led by end/linebacker Kuwaun Cox. Providence returns 16 starters from last years 8-win team, including their quarterback.
STROM THURMOND AT AIKEN: The Rebels of Strom Thurmond are loaded and will take one of the top units in the Class 2A to an improving Aiken team, who just moved down to the Class 3A. The Hornets have speed at quarterback and running back but are searching for their personality on defense after graduating two big-impact players. The Rebels bring one of the top running backs from the 2016 class to the match up. This will be a great gauge for each team. (photo: Chad Gilchrist, RB, Strom Thurmond)
FORT DORCHESTER AT SOUTH FLORENCE: The Patriots of Ft. Dorchester are loaded on the defensive side of the football and will need to be when they face the Bruins this week. The Bruins went unscathed in regular season last year and return virtually everyone. Quarterback Nick Jones returns for his third year as a starter at the helm and has as surrounding cast of talent that make other 4A teams envious.
GEORGETOWN AT CONWAY: The Bulldogs of Georgetown are looking to improve from last season but will have to have some young talent step up and fill voids. Conway has struggled in recent seasons and will be looking for creative ways to get the ball into the hands of one of the area's top athletess, wide receiver Bryan Edwards.
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