As the high school baseball, softball and boys tennis playoffs continue this week, prep soccer playoffs get underway today.
Hilton Head Island High's girls team opens its final season in a quest for its third straight Class 3-A championship. Coach Ernie Suozzi said the Seahawks separate their year into three seasons: preseason, regular season and postseason.
Suozzi is wary of Hilton Head Island's opponent, Gilbert.
"Coming out of that region, it's a tough region, no matter what their seeding is," Suozzi said. "We've just got to play our game. We've just got to make sure we keep our focus."
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Also in girls soccer, Beaufort High (4-A) and Battery Creek (2-A) open the playoffs at home.
In boys soccer, Beaufort Academy (SCISAA 2-A/1-A) open the playoffs at home while Hilton Head Prep (SCISAA 3-A) and Hilton Head Christian (SCISAA 2-A/1-A) open in the road.
In softball, Bluffton hosts Summerville in the winner's bracket in the Class 4-A Lower State playoffs after a 6-1 win over White Knoll on Saturday.
In baseball, Beaufort High faces elimination against Sumter in the Class 4-A Lower State playoffs after losing 8-0 at Lexington on Saturday.
Hilton Head Island High will host Gilbert in a Class 3-A Lower State tennis playoff match originally scheduled for Thursday.
Monday's Playoff Schedule
Class 4-A: Sumter at Beaufort High, 7 p.m.
SCISAA Class 3-A: Hilton Head Prep at Cardinal Newman, 6 p.m.
SCISAA Class 2-A/1-A: Hilton Head Christian at Northwood Academy
SCISAA Class 2-A/1-A: Trinity-Byrnes at Beaufort Academy
Class 4-A: Stratford at Beaufort High, 7 p.m.
Class 3-A: Gilbert at Hilton Head Island, 6 p.m.
Class 2-A: Timberland at Battery Creek
Class 4-A: Summerville at Bluffton, 6:30 p.m.
Class 3-A: Gilbert at Hilton Head Island, 4 p.m.