KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m.
RECORDS: Mullins 4-6 (3-3 Region 7-2A); Whale Branch 6-4 (4-1 Region 6-2A).
LAST WEEK: Mullins beat Kingstree 68-6; Whale Branch defeated Academic Magnet 27-0.
LAST MEETING: None.
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EXTRA POINTS: Whale Branch hosts its playoff opener for the fourth time in the past five seasons, with a likely meeting against No. 7 Carvers Bay awaiting the winner. ... Warriors RB Irvan Mulligan has topped the 200-yard mark in two of his past three outings, with the other going for 194 yards. ... Whale Branch is 3-0 since QB Marion Smalls returned from a broken bone in his wrist, made possible when Hurricane Matthew extended the regular season. ... Mullins averages 34.8 points per game, but gives up an average of 37.8.