Next up for Bryan County is a playoff game at another tough opponent, Region 3-AA’s Screven County. The Gamecocks finished their 9-1 season with a 29-16 win over region opponent Metter on Friday.
Screven County is led by running back Malik Prescott, who averages 119.6 rushing yards per game and 9.4 yards per carry and has scored 15 touchdowns this season. Quarterback Armani Bunbury is second on the team with 10.3 yards per carry and nine rushing touchdowns and is 40-of-75 passing for 763 yards and 12 touchdowns against five interceptions.
As a team, the Gamecocks average 319.7 yards rushing per game and are outscoring opponents 37.6 to 10.3.
On defense, Richmond Whitfield leads the Gamecocks with 102 total tackles, while Xavier Sheppard has a team-high 12.5 tackles for loss.
Among the teams the Redskins have faced this season, Redskin coach Allen Cartwright said the Gamecocks are probably most comparable to the bruising Vidalia squad they just played.
“(Screven County is) really big — a big, physical football team. They have good size, they will run between the tackles,” he said.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Sylvania.