The local Class AAAA region champions have been crowned, but there is still plenty at stake tonight when eight football teams close out the regular season. Teams are jockeying for position, hoping a victory will bring a higher playoff seed.
Wando is at Stratford, Goose Creek travels to Beaufort, James Island visits West Ashley and Summerville travels to Colleton County.
Stratford has had a solid year, with an 8-2 record heading into its home game against Wando. It's the Knights' best season since 2006, when they went 12-2. Stratford has won four straight games and has been playing well defensively, allowing only seven points in the last three games.
Brandon Young heads a talented group of linebackers with 95 tackles, 17 for a loss, and eight sacks. Cecil Smith, Terrell Walton and Drew LaTour each have at least 70 tackles.
The offense has shown improvement in recent weeks as quarterback Jacob Park continues to improve. He is one of the top sophomores in the state and has completed 70 of 148 passing attempts for 979 yards and seven touchdowns.
Running back Devin Washington has been solid all season, carrying the ball 166 times for 733 yards and nine touchdowns.
Wando enters the game with a 5-5 record, but has lost its last three games, The Warriors have been outscored 121-48 in that stretch.
Goose Creek, the Region 7-AAAA champion, goes after a No. 1 seed when it travels to Beaufort. The Gators have scored 70 touchdowns in 10 games and have some of the top skill players in the state. Goose Creek averages 366 yards rushing per game, and quarterback Jaquan Marsh has completed 71 percent of his passes for 769 yards and seven touchdowns.
Leading the Gators' rushing attack is sophomore Caleb Kinlaw with 1,068 yards. Tramel Terry, Virgil Smalls and Marsh all have more than 600 yards rushing. Smalls, the top fullback in the state, has scored 25 touchdowns.
West Ashley is 5-5 after back-to-back 3-8 seasons and can finish above .500 with a victory over James Island. Quarterback Thomas Woodhead needs 74 yards rushing to top 1,000 on the season. He's added 564 yards and two passing TDs.
Summerville, which has struggled on offense most of the season, travels to Colleton County to play the winless Cougars. Summerville has scored only 15 touchdowns on offense, including 11 on the ground. The Green Wave's defense has accounted for four touchdowns and special teams has another.
Reach Phil Bowman at 937-5592 and follow him on Twitter @pandcphil.