Saturday Morning Punter: Plowing ahead toward the playoffs

Sorry for the hiatus, folks. I got swept up in a busy Saturday last week and didn't have time to gather my thoughts and siphon them toward the interwebs.

After a big night for high school football in the Lowcountry, the stage is set for a HUGE night next Friday, with rivalries and region titles on the line all over the area.

As far as I can tell we should have at least seven area teams in the playoffs -- Beaufort High, Bluffton, Hilton Head High, Hilton Head Christian, Hilton Head Prep, Ridgeland and Hardeeville -- and it looks like Whale Branch and Thomas Heyward could still get in with wins Friday.

I'm not 100 percent certain about that (five years later, I'm still trying to figure out a quick way to get a snapshot of the Class 4-A and Class 1-A playoff scenarios), but here are three Things I Think I Know after last night's games:

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