Conway (5-6) at Goose Creek (11-0)
Last year: Did not play.
Coaches: Chuck Jordan; Conway; Chuck Reedy, Goose Creek.
Notable: The Gators, No. 12 in the nation according to USA Today, begin defense of their Division II-AAAA state title against Conway, which is 1-4 on the road this fall. The Gators have rushed for 3,531 yards on the season, but quarterback Dantez Bennamon continues to improve. The junior has completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,011 yards and 11 TDs. Running back Caleb Kinlaw needs 97 yards to top 1,000 yards for the second straight year.
Keep an eye on: Goose Creek defensive end Jalen Stevens. He has 126 tackles, including six sacks.
Did you know: Goose Creek has won four straight playoff games and eight of its last 10.
White Knoll (8-3) at Wando (10-1)
Last Year: Did not play
Coaches: Gordon Walters, White Knoll; Jimmy Noonan, Wando.
Notable: Wando is enjoying its best season in history. This is the first time the schools have met on the gridiron, and White Knoll must slow down Warrior quarterback Christian Hart, who leads the Lowcountry with 2,643 yards while throwing 24 touchdown passes. White Knoll has struggled at times on offense and has been shut out two times this fall.
Keep an eye on: White Knoll defensive end Alex Brown. He has 44 tackles and has been selected to play in the Shrine Bowl.
Did you know: Wando RB Kenny Waring was the Class AAAA state champion in the long jump and 100-meter dash last spring as a freshman.
Stratford (9-2) at Dorman (8-3)
Last year: Did not play.
Coaches: Ray Stackley, Stratford; Dave Gutshall, Dorman.
Notable: Stratford, the No. 9 seed in Division I-AAAA, and eighth-seed Dorman are evenly matched. Dorman is averaging 35.5 points on offense and allows 15.9 on defense. Stratford, meanwhile, is averaging 32.9 points on offense and allows 14.5 on defense. Stratford quarterback Jacob Park has been slowed by injuries but has passed for 1,698 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Keep an eye on: Dorman QB Trey Robinson. The North-South selection has 2,619 total yards and has accounted for 24 TDs.
Did you know: This is only the third time the two teams will play. The series is tied 1-1.
Philip M. Bowman
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