Friday’s Key Matchups

The Goose Creek Gators travel to Summerville to take on the Green Wave on Friday night. Alex Holt/Special to The Post and Courier

LAST YEAR: Goose Creek 21, Summerville 14

COACHES: Chris Candor, Goose Creek; Joe Call, Summerville

NOTABLE: Goose Creek has won the last five meetings but Summerville leads the overall series, 35-10.

KEEP AN EYE ON: The receivers. Summerville’s Krishaon Jackson and Goose Creek’s Dijon Profit are big-time playmakers.

DID YOU KNOW: Both head coaches replace legends at their respective schools. Summerville’s Call replaced his grandfather, John McKissick, while Candor replaced Chuck Reedy at Goose Creek.

LAST YEAR: Wando 25, Lexington 23

COACHES: Josh Stepp, Lexington; Jimmy Noonan, Wando

NOTABLE: Lexington leads the all-time series, 2-1. The first two meetings were playoff games.

KEEP AN EYE ON: Lexington’s balanced and explosive offense against a struggling Wando defense.

DID YOU KNOW: Lexington head coach Josh Stepp is the career passing yardage leader in Newberry College history. Stepp also holds the school records for completions, attempts and touchdowns.

LAST YEAR: Fort Dorchester 21, Stratford 7

COACHES: Steve LaPrad, Fort Dorchester; Joe Marion, Stratford

NOTABLE: Stratford owns a 15-6 edge in the overall series, but Fort Dorchester has five wins in the last nine meetings.

KEEP AN EYE ON: Stratford’s defense against the running game of Fort Dorchester will be the key matchup in the game.

DID YOU KNOW: Fort Dorchester head coach Steve LaPrad has 91 career wins — all at Fort Dorchester.