KICKOFF: 7:30 p.m.
RECORDS: Whale Branch 7-4; Carvers Bay 8-3.
LAST WEEK: Whale Branch defeated Mullins 29-28; Carvers Bay beat Buford 50-19.
LAST MEETING: None.
EXTRA POINTS: This sets up as a matchup of powerful running backs and which defense is better equipped to stop them. ... Whale Branch’s Irvin Mulligan has topped 200 yards in three of his past four games, including a season-best 257 yards last week. Carvers Bay’s Levi White ran for 175 yards and five TDs in last week’s playoff opener vs. Buford. ... The Warriors are back to C.J. Brown at QB, after losing Marion Smalls again in their regular-season finale. ... The Carvers Bay defense has given up just 14.5 points per game in 2016.