Editors note: Journal sports writer Mike Matthews suffered health problems over the weekend and was unable to provide a Pregame Preview and other information on the Palmetto vs. Pendleton playoff game in time for publication in the print edition of The Journal this week. We have posted it here:
Palmetto vs. Pendleton
First-Round Game in the State 3-A Playoffs !!!
This Friday Night Mustang Stadium 7:30
(Come Join ‘U’S As We Celebrating The Naming Of The Football Field In Honor Of Coach Dale Martin !!)
Palmetto is 8-2 and seeded second in its playoff bracket; Pendleton is 5-5 and the third-seed.
Pendleton had won nine straight over Palmetto before the Mustangs beat the Bulldogs, 31-14, in this year’s second game. The Bulldogs lead the series, 17-16.
With a victory, the Mustangs would either travel to Region IV Champion Fairfield Central in Winnsboro, or host fourth-place Woodruff from Region II next Friday.
*Mustang QB Shaw Crocker has thrown for 2,482 yards, for an average of 248 per game!*
This Is NOT the same Pendleton team Palmetto faced eight weeks ago !!!! The Bulldogs were missing a number of starters due to injuries for that game, but are back healthy and much stronger !!!!
The Mustangs are having their best season since 2010….Let’s help them keep it going !!!