WINNSBORO — The Fairfield Central football team is continuing its march toward the 2A-I state championship but their obstacle Friday night is a mighty one, as the Woodruff Wolverines come knocking, looking for the upset.
The Wolverines come into the game at 10-1 after winning the 2A Region 1 championship. Last week, Woodruff destroyed Indian Land is a 45-14 playoff win. They will look to spread out the Griffin defense and throw the ball most of the night.
Fairfield Central coach Demetrius Davis said this could be by far the toughest game his team will have had this year.
“Woodruff is one of the best passing football teams,” he said. “They don’t run the ball very much.”
That change of pace may prove difficult for the Griffins.
Despite the challenge, Fairfield Central’s defense looks up to the task. With Maurice Pauling, the WLTX player of the week, and the vaunted Griffin defense, it should prove a clash of titans when the Wolverines have the ball.
Woodruff may have one of the best defenses the Griffins have seen this year as well. In the past five weeks, the Wolverines have given up only 17 points. While the Griffin had their way in the victory against Powdersville, they will not have the luxury of being one dimensional Friday night.
The receivers will need to step up their performance from Friday night. Quarterback Stanley McManus was on target most of the night, but several passes were dropped. Coach Davis was especially pleased with the play of his offensive line, and is hoping for similar success this week.
The Griffins and Wolverines will kick off at E.K. McLendon Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Reach James Inabinet at 803-635-4016.