Gaffney vs Byrnes Game Preview

Joseph Bender, Sports Editor

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Tonight The Gaffney Indians move on to the third round of the playoffs, facing rival Byrnes once again, this time at Byrnes.

Last week in the second round of the playoffs, the Indians defeated undefeated Sumter 33-7 in a huge game for Gaffney. The Indians dominated in all stats. Quarterback Undre Lindsay had 202 yards, 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions vs the Gamecocks. Lindsay also led in rushing for the Indians, having two rushing touchdowns.

Tonight the Indians will play rival Byrnes (11-1) for the second time this season. The last time the Rebels and Indians clashed, the Rebels left Gaffney with a win, beating the Indians 57-30. The Rebels led 30-17 at halftime, and in the third quarter the Indians would score a touchdown, making the game even closer. By the end of the 3rd quarter, the Indians were down 36-24. The game would then be out of reach in the fourth quarter, with the Rebels outscoring the Indians 21-6 in the 4th quarter.

This time, the Indians will seek revenge on Byrnes’ home turf, and try to get one step closer to the next round of the playoffs, playing the winner of Clover vs Dorman, also happening tonight. The Indians will have to travel to either Clover or Dorman, and will not be at home. The Indians get to move on tonight with a win over the Rebels, and will be able to seek revenge after the loss to Byrnes earlier in the season.

Byrnes is the best team the Indians have played yet, being #3 in South Carolina and #82 in the country, while the Indians are ranked #5 in South Carolina, and #162 nationally. Can the Indians take down the #3 Rebels? We’ll find out tonight.

The road to the 5A State Championship continues for the Indians, with their toughest game yet against the Rebels tonight. We´re set for another great clash of rivals Byrnes and Gaffney at 7:30 pm at Byrnes High School in Duncan, SC.

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