Nine Lowcountry high school football teams earned spots in the postseason, and four of them will be playing at home when the playoffs begin Friday.
Bluffton, Whale Branch, Thomas Heyward Academy and Beaufort Academy will host first-round games.
Bluffton, the No. 2 seed from Region 8-3A, hosts Hanahan in the first round of the 3A playoffs. The Bobcats finished by winning four of their last five games.
Whale Branch hosts Buford in the first round of the 2A playoffs. The Warriors went 5-0 in Region 6-2A play and outscored their opponents, 140-12, in their last three games.
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In SCISA Class A, Thomas Heyward opens the playoffs at home against Christian Academy. The Rebels won the region title Friday by beating Colleton Prep.
Beaufort Academy opens the SCISA 8-Man Division I playoffs by hosting Holly Hill.
Beaufort will head to surging Myrtle Beach in the first round of the 4A playoffs. The Eagles got Kyleik Middleton back Friday night and he rushed for more than 200 yards in the win over Hilton Head. After a slow start, Myrtle Beach won five of its last six and scored more than 50 points in each of its final three games.
Battery Creek and May River will be on the road in the 3A playoffs. BC heads to Bishop England. The Dolphins finished strong by winning their last two games.
May River will be at 7-3A champion Timberland.
Hilton Head Christian and John Paul II open on the road in the SCISA 2A playoffs. HHC is at defending state champion Robert E. Lee while JP II travels to Dillon Christian, which won the SCISA Class A championship last year.
John Paul II is making its first playoff appearance and went 6-4 after a 0-10 year last season in its first year of 11-man football.
All games at 7:30 p.m.
Byrnes at T.L. Hanna
Nation Ford at Greenwood
Woodmont at Dorman
Mauldin at Rock Hill
Laurens at Northwestern (Thursday)
Easley at Gaffney
Fort Mill at Hillcrest
Spartanburg at Westside
Stratford at Dutch Fork
Ashley Ridge at West Florence
White Knoll at Sumter
Irmo at Summerville
Wando at Conway
West Ashley at Spring Valley
Socastee at Fort Dorchester
Carolina Forest at Lexington
Blue Ridge at Greenville
Airport at York
Daniel at Greer
Ridge View at South Aiken
Midland Valley at South Pointe
Union County at Belton-Honea Path
Westwood at North Augusta
Wren at Eastside
Darlington at Lower Richland
Beaufort at Myrtle Beach
Orangeburg-Wilkinson at Hartsville
Wilson at Cane Bay
Colleton County at North Myrtle Beach
Crestwood at Chapin
Marlboro County at Berkeley
Dreher at Lugoff-Elgin
Crescent at Chapman
Powdersville at Chester
Clinton at Seneca
Camden at Palmetto
Southside at Fairfield Central
Pendleton at Newberry
Indian Land at Emerald
Broome at Walhalla
Aynor at Gilbert
Hanahan at Bluffton
Strom Thurmond at Dillon
Battery Creek at Bishop England
Manning at Wade Hampton
Loris at Brookland-Cayce
May River at Timberland
Swansea at Georgetown
Liberty at Blacksburg
Cheraw at Gray Collegiate (Bolden Stadium)
St. Joseph’s at Abbeville
Fox Creek at Chesterfield
Central at Saluda
Ninety Six at Christ Church
Keenan at Lee Central
Chesnee at Southside Christian
Kingstree at Bamberg-Ehrhardt
Latta at North Charleston
Calhoun County at Carvers Bay
Silver Bluff at Woodland
Buford at Whale Branch
Batesburg-Leesville at Mullins
Garrett at Andrews
Bye: Barnwell (Academic Magnet forfeited game)
Lewisville at Wagener-Salley
Denmark-Olar at Timmonsville
Hunter-Kinard-Tyler at Whitmire
Blackville-Hilda at Dixie
First-round byes: McCormick, Ridge-Spring Monetta, Lamar, Williston-Elko
Scott’s Branch at Green Sea-Floyds
East Clarendon or at Cross
Hannah-Pamplico at Military Magnet
Bethune-Bowman at St. John’s
First-round byes: Baptist Hill, Lake View, C.E. Murray, Hemingway
All games at 7:30 p.m.
Porter-Gaud at Pinewood Prep
Wilson Hall at Laurence Manning
First-round byes: Hammond, Ben Lippen
Spartanburg Christian at First Baptist
Hilton Head Christian at Robert E. Lee
Northwood Academy at Trinity-Byrnes
Florence Christian at St. Andrews
Christian Academy at Thomas Heyward
Colleton Prep at Pee Dee Academy
John Paul II at Dillon Christian
Carolina Academy at Dorchester
St. John’s Christian at Coastal Christian
Faith Christian at Northside Christian
Cathedral at Wardlaw
Holly Hill at Beaufort Academy
W.W. King at Patrick Henry
Clarendon Hall at Richard Winn
First-round byes: Jefferson Davis, Andrew Jackson