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Pelion, Lexington close regular season with victories

The extra week implemented by the S.C. High School League in wake of Hurricane Florence enabled Pelion to match its win total from last year.
On Thursday, the Panthers routed C.A. Johnson 48-8 to improve to 3-7 overall. 
Quarterback Pryce Whitten was 9-17 for 145 yards with 2 passing touchdowns and one rushing. Travon Alston had 6 of those receptions for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns and running Ed Dwyer rushed for a career-best 136 yards and 2 scores. 
Placekicker Chris Goodyear added two, 30-yard field goals and Drew Boozer returned a fumble to help Pelion take a 34-0 halftime advantage. The Panthers also capitalized off four turnovers by the Hornets in the first half.
Pelion finished fourth in Region 5-3A and will open the Class 3A playoffs at Hanahan on Nov. 9. 
Lexington 38, Batesburg-Leesville 14
Playing on Thursday nights is not unusual for the junior varsity and reserve players who suited up for the Week 11 makeup contest. 
In this case, these players had a rare opportunity to see action in a varsity contest. The Wildcats took the most advantage of the opportunity in earning a victory for head coach Perry Woolbright in his return to Panther Stadium. 
Woolbright lead Batesburg-Leesville to the 2016 Class 2A before taking the job at Lexington.
The Wildcats (6-4) and Panthers (3-7) will both open the Class 5A and 2A playoffs, respectively, on the road on Nov. 9. 

FRIDAY'S GAMES
Calhoun County at Swansea 7:30 p.m.
Chapin at Spring Valley 7:30 p.m. 
 

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