Ashley Ridge (0-0) at Cane Bay (0-0)
LAST YEAR: Ashley Ridge won first game, 37-34; Cane Bay won second game, 42-39.
COACHES: Kenny Walker, Ashley Ridge; Jeff Cruce, Cane Bay.
NOTABLE: Ashley Ridge makes the jump from Class AA to Class AAAA, while Cane Bay moves up from Class AA to Class AAA as both schools begin their third year of competition. Ashley Ridge went 4-7 last season and has 16 starters back. Running back Romelo Doctor is a star, while Seamus McKinney is one of the top pass catchers in the Lowcountry. Cane Bay went 5-7 last fall and has all 22 starters back.
KEEP AN EYE ON: Romelo Doctor. He rushed for 1,076 yards and 11 touchdowns as a freshman. He rushed for 209 yards and five TDs in the 2009 season opener.
DID YOU KNOW: As a wrestling coach at Summerville, Kenny Walker won seven state titles in 11 years.
Woodland (0-0) at Fort Dorchester (0-0)
LAST YEAR: Did not play
COACHES: Reed Charpia, Woodland; Steve LaPrad, Fort Dorchester
NOTABLE: The Fort went 8-4 last fall, but has only seven starters back. Quarterback Ethan Long has another year's experience under his belt and will direct the offense. He passed for 1,038 yards and six touchdowns, but threw 10 interceptions. The Wolverines are gunning for their second region title in the last three years and have 12 starters back from last year's team that went 7-5. Coach Charpia begins his 36th year as a head coach and owns a 223-160 record.
KEEP AN EYE ON: Woodland QB Robert Smith, a four-year starter. He's recovered from a knee injury and is headed to Clemson.
DID YOU KNOW: This is the first game between the two schools.
Hanahan (1-0) at Timberland (1-0)
LAST YEAR: Timberland, 21-0.
COACHES: Charlie Patterson, Hanahan; Art Craig, Timberland.
NOTABLE: Both teams opened the season on positive notes last week. Timberland needed overtime to gain a 13-6 victory over Carvers Bay. Taylor Elizondo stepped in for injured quarterback Unieek Gourdine and threw a touchdown pass. Quarterback Derek Coblentz threw five touchdowns passes to lead the Hawks to an impressive 32-28 victory over Hartsville. The Hawks' defense also came up with an impressive stand in the final 90 seconds to seal the deal.
KEEP AN EYE ON: Hawks QB Coblentz. He was a pitcher on the Hawks' baseball team that finished state runners-up.
DID YOU KNOW: Timberland has won 48 of its last 55 games