Green runs for Edisto

Edisto senior Jalen Green (15) returns a kick against Gilbert during first-half play in this past Friday night's home Region 5-3A game. Green averaged 38 yards per return in the contest, including a 95-yard kick return for a touchdown in the third quarter.

The end of the regular season of high school football this Friday means playoff scenarios are the dominant Week 10 storylines.


While Andrew Jackson Academy is the sole T&D Region team to have secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, others need victories this week to either improve or ensure their respective standings.

- Bamberg-Ehrhardt can clinch a share of the Region 5-2A title with a win over undefeated and 2nd-ranked Barnwell. A victory by the Red Raiders and Woodland could create a 3-way tie for 1st place.

B-E takes crucial 14-7 region win over Whale Branch

- Branchville can clinch 2nd place out of Region 5-A and a school record for wins (8) with a win over Bethune-Bowman. A win and a C.E. Murray loss to Scott’s Branch would earn the Yellow Jackets a share of their first-ever region title.

- Edisto needs a victory over Swansea to clinch 3rd place in Region 5-3A. A loss would drop the Cougars to 4th place. The contest is at Swansea, where Edisto is 1-12 all-time.

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- Orangeburg-Wilkinson needs a win at Region 4-4A champion Lower Richland to assure itself a chance at 3rd place in the region. The Bruins can finish in 3rd place or possibly in a 3-way tie for 4th place with Crestwood and Lakewood.

- Orangeburg Prep can clinch 2nd place in Region 2-2A with a win Friday over Northwood Academy. A win and a loss by Hilton Head Christian Academy to Hilton Head Prep would create a 3-way tie for 1st place between the 3 teams.

- The winner of Friday’s contest between Calhoun Academy and Jefferson Davis Academy will have a shot at securing the final playoff spot out of SCISA 8-man Region II.

TEAM OF THE WEEK - Holly Hill Academy

The Raiders clinched their first winning season since 2016 with a 56-20 win over Northside Christian. They could potentially finish in a tie for 2nd place with a win over undefeated AJA and a loss by St. John’s Christian Academy to winless Cathedral Academy.


Jonathan Schaffer (Andrew Jackson Academy) - 113 yards, TD; 8 tackles

Seth Tyson (Calhoun Academy) - 224 total yards, 4 TDs (2 passing, 2 rushing)

Michael Brunson (Calhoun County) - 7 tackles, 3 interceptions, 2 pass breakups, 4 PAT kicks

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Kylic Horton (Clarendon Hall) - 298 total yards, 5 TDs (4 rushing, 1 passing); 6 tackles, INT return TD

Jalen Green (Edisto) - 95-yard kickoff return TD

Xavier Govan (Edisto) - 11 tackles

J.J. Nimmons (Edisto) - 120 total yards

Zach Pelloni (Holly Hill Academy) - 117 rushing yards, 4 TDs; 11 tackles

Marlon Breland (Holly Hill Academy) - 177 total yards, 2 TDs; 10 tackles

Harley Watkins and Carter Judy (Holly Hill Academy) - 10 tackles each

Tyler Wright and Perrin Breland (Holly Hill Academy) - 14 tackles each

Amir Tyler (Orangeburg Prep) - 3 TDs


Edisto placekicker Bailey Files was named the Palmetto Champions Class 2A Specialist by the S.C. Football Coaches Association. He will receive the award during the Dec. 5 All-Star Football Banquet at Seawell’s Restaurant in Columbia, where Files will be among the finalists for the overall Specialist award.


CLASS 2A - 1. Abbeville (12) 2. Barnwell 3. Southside Christian 4. Oceanside Collegiate 5. Andrew Jackson 6. Timberland 7. Saluda 8. Bamberg-Ehrhardt 9. Gray Collegiate, 10. Andrews.

Class A - 1. Wagener-Salley (8) 2. Green Sea Floyds (4) 3. Lamar 4. Blackville-Hilda 5. C.E. Murray 6. Branchville 7. Lake View 8. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler 9. Whitmire 10. Ridge Spring–Monetta.

SCISA 2A - 1. Trinity-Byrnes (6) 2. Robert E. Lee T3. Hilton Head Christian T3. Florence Christian 5. Orangeburg Prep.

SCISA 8-man - 1. Andrew Jackson Academy (5) 2. St. John’s Christian 3. Wardlaw Academy 4. Clarendon Hall 5. Richard Winn Academy.

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Thomas Grant Jr. reported on The T&D Region sports scene for two decades as a Times and Democrat staffer. In 2014, he became sports editor of The Lexington County Chronicle and The Dispatch-News in Lexington.


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