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Electricity – it’s one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It’s hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That’s why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today’s day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Powdersville, SC. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don’t let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that’s exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We’re talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses – only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Powdersville.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Powdersville, SC? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won’t ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don’t need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that’s what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you’re not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you’re satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Powdersville. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection

Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you’d like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week – there’s no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Powdersville, SC, can’t handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation

Renovations and Remodeling

If you’re renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring

New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it’s just another day on the job. If you’re building your dream home, don’t leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Powdersville. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring

Your Residential Electrician in Powdersville, SC

When you own a home, there’s something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren’t fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it’s best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home’s safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home’s electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

Your Residential Electrician

Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don’t have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can’t, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the “off” position before turning it back on. If you don’t have any luck, give our office a call. We’ll send a trained residential electrician in Powdersville to your home to fix the problem on-site.

Panel Breaker is Tripped

Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it “on” or “off,” they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you’re sure you didn’t hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We’ll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

Overhead Fan Stops Working

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you’re constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it’s most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you’re renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Powdersville.

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home’s Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That’s why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home’s most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family’s safety.

Install-Surge-Protectors

Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home’s electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there’s a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won’t flip, it’s time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Powdersville, SC, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

Test Your GFIs

Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a “test” and a “reset” button. Hit the “test” button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit “reset” to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

Replace-Outdated-Light-Bulbs

Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don’t need checking every month, it’s a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home’s electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you’re promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Latest News in Powdersville

Upper State bound! Chester defeats Powdersville, plus Friday’s full playoff scoreboard

Trying to stay up-to-date on all the high school football action involving teams from York County and Chester County in the third round of the state playoffs? Look no further.See our area’s scoreboard from Friday night below.The Chester Cyclones used an explosive offense and a solid defense and defeated the Powdersville Patriots 35-18 in the third round of the 3A playoffs at Powdersville.The Cyclones struck first when quarterback Zan Dunham scored from one-yard out on a fourth and goal play with 8:40 left in the fi...

Trying to stay up-to-date on all the high school football action involving teams from York County and Chester County in the third round of the state playoffs? Look no further.

See our area’s scoreboard from Friday night below.

The Chester Cyclones used an explosive offense and a solid defense and defeated the Powdersville Patriots 35-18 in the third round of the 3A playoffs at Powdersville.

The Cyclones struck first when quarterback Zan Dunham scored from one-yard out on a fourth and goal play with 8:40 left in the first quarter.

Powdersville answered quickly. Tank Slade gathered in a short pass from Eli Hudgins and galloped in from 48 yards out, but the Patriots missed the PAT. They took the lead a few minutes later when Slade intercepted a Dunham pass and returned it 49 yards for the score. The Patriots missed the PAT again, but they 1ed 12-7 at that point.

Chester regained the lead on their next possession. Dunham capped an 11-play march with an eight-yard pass to wide receiver Andre Evans. When Henry Glenn kicked his second PAT of the night, it gave the Cyclones a 14-12 advantage.

Chester upped the count to 21-12 early in the second period. Dunham found Evans wide open on a play action pass play for the score. When Glenn added the PAT, it gave the Cyclones the nine-point cushion..

The Cyclones continued their offensive display on their next possession. They stormed 65 yards in seven snaps for the score. Shydem McCullough got the touchdown on a nine-yard run, and Glenn added the PAT to make it 28-12 midway through the second period.

The Patriots cut the deficit to 28-18 with 20 seconds left in the first half. Drake Sloan hauled in a 53-yard pass from Hudgins for the touchdown, but the PAT was no good once again.

After a scoreless third period, the Cyclones added another score. Reggie Heath picked off a Hudgins pass to stop a Patriots’ drive, and Chester marched for the touchdown. Dunham got the six-pointer on a 25 yard scamper, and Glenn nailed his fifth PAT of the night to make it 35-18 with 3:49 to play.

After Evans picked off another Hudgins pass on the Patriots next possession, the Cyclones ran out the clock.

The victory improved Chester to 9-3 on the year. They will travel to play Daniel next week for the Upper State championship. Powdersville finished the year with a mark of 12-1.

View the game story here.

View the game story here.

This story was originally published November 19, 2021 7:00 PM.

High school football scores and more: Second round playoff games across Upstate SC

Stay with us all night to follow high school football scores for second round playoff games across the Upstate. Once the games end, check back for photo galleries, videos and statistics....

Stay with us all night to follow high school football scores for second round playoff games across the Upstate. Once the games end, check back for photo galleries, videos and statistics.

Statistics

Powdersville 21, Wren 17

Wren: 0 | 14 | 3 | 0 | 17

Powdersville: 0 | 0 | 6 | 15 | 21

Second Quarter

W – Malachi Hill 2 run (J.T. Wigington kick)

W – Kaden Hutto 72 pass from Gavin Owens (Wigington kick)

Third Quarter

PV – Thomas Williams 26 run (conversion failed)

W – Lucas Reid FG

Fourth Quarter

PV – Drake Sloan 26 pass from Eli Hudgins (Matthew Spencer pass from Eli Hudgins)

PV – Jalen Rambert 2 run (Nate Spearman kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING – W: Malachi Hill 29-89-1, Gavin Owens 8-(-1), J.T. Wigington 1-(-12). P: Thomas Williams 17-107-1, Eli Hudgins 13-41, Jalen Rambert 6-29-1, Xavier Fowler 1-(-4).

PASSING – W: Gavin Owens 17-36-2-249-1. P: Eli Hudgins 15-23-1-137-1, Clay Davis 1-1-0-11-0.

RECEIVING – W: Kaden Hutto 7-117-1, Trey Horne 9-117. P: Drake Sloan 10-128-1, Jalen rambert 1-11, Matthew Spencer 1-9, Xavier Fowler 1-2, Kyle Rice 2-1, Thomas Williams 1-(-3).

Records: Wren 6-6, Powdersville 12-0.

Up Next: Powdersville (12-0) vs. Chester (7-3).

Northwestern 42, Byrnes 3

Byrnes: 0 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 3

Northwestern: 7 | 10 | 15 | 10 | 42

First Quarter

NW – Turbo Richard 4 run (Kanoah Vinesett kick)

Second Quarter

NW – Drennon Faile 26 pass from Will Mattison (Vinesett kick)

B – Jacob Comon 29 FG

NW – Vinesett 35 FG

Third Quarter

NW – Christi Watkins 76 pass from Mattison (Qua Howard pass from Faile)

NW – Zachar Anderson 11 run (Vinesett kick)

Fourth Quarter

NW – Elijah Caldwell 26 pass from Mattison (Vinesett kick)

NW – Vinesett 22 FG

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING – B: Kanai Cook 22-54, Elijah Barnes 3-17, Collin Imhoff 1-2, Gabe Rogers 2-(-19). N: Turbo Richard 15-55-1, Zachar Anderson 7-26-1, Qua Howard 2-18, Will Mattison 4-14, Greer Hopkins 1-7.

PASSING – B: Gabe Rogers 12-23-2-142-0. N: Will Mattison 17-23-1-252-3, Greer Hopkins 1-1-0-5-0.

RECEIVING – B: Collin Imhof 6-64, Kanai Cook 5-35, Thomas Gregory 1-43. N: Elijah Caldwell 6-74-1, Christi Watkins 3-101-1, Turbo Richard 3-25, William Brooks 3-21, Drennon FFaile 1-26, Qua Howard 1-5, Jalen Logan 1-5.

Records: Byrnes 6-6, Northwestern 11-1.

Up Next: Northwestern (11-1) vs.Gaffney (11-0).

Greenville 27, A.C. Flora 26

Greenville: 7 | 7 | 0 | 13 | 27

A.C. Flora: 8 | 0 | 3 | 15 | 26

First Quarter

G – Josh Sapp 3 run (Lang Steck kick)

AC – Tyrell Green 2 run (Noah Kelson run)

Second Quarter

G – Mazeo Bennett 80 pass from Prometheus Franklin (Steck kick)

Third Quarter

AC – Christian Hendricks 21 FG

Fourth Quarter

AC – Markel Townsend 1 run (Hendricks kick)

G – Sapp 13 pass from Franklin (Steck kick)

AC – Chris Lofton 75 return (Micaiah Settles run)

G – Tyler Brown 4 pass from Franklin (conversion failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING – G: Prometheus Franklin 8-26, Khalique Holland 7-19, Jayden Peper 6-12, Josh Sapp 3-(-5)-1. F: Markel Townsend 28-121-1, Chris Lofton 1-75-1, Noah Kelson 3-27-1, Tyrell Green 1-2-1, Phillips Daniels 2-(-10).

PASSING – G: Prometheus Franklin 26-37-0-361-3. F: Phillips Daniels 10-21-0-71-0.

RECEIVING – G: Mazeo Bennett 4-136-1, Tyler Brown 8-69-1, Josh Sapp 5-55-1, Khalique Holland 5-41, Jayden Peper 2-31, Aalijah Kelly 2-29. F: Chris Lofton 3-27, Carew Bates 3-21, Adonis McDaniel 3-13, Brooks Hartin 1-10.

Records: Greenville 9-2, A.C. Flora 9-2.

Up Next: Greenville (9-2) vs. Irmo (7-3).

Gaffney 34, T.L. Hanna 26

T.L. Hanna: 7 | 7 | 0 | 12 | 26

Gaffney: 7 | 14 | 7 | 6 | 34

First Quarter

G – Jadarius Littlejohn 47 pass from Grayson Loftis (AJ Hames kick)

TL – Carson Bacheller 10 pass from Jay Dillard (Logan McConnell kick)

Second Quarter

G – Tyler Smith 1 run (Hames kick)

G – Littlejohn 49 pass from Loftis (Hames kick)

TL – Fletcher Cothran 2 run (McConnell kick)

Third Quarter

G – Smith 43 run (Hames kick)

Fourth Quarter

TL – Walt Smith 36 run (kick failed)

TL – Kabrail Morrison 1 run (conversion failed)

G – Smith 18 run (kick failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING – TLH: Walt Smith 5-58-1, Fletcher Cothran 10-57-1, Jay Dillard 7-44, Kabrail Morrison 7-25-1, Kamren Johnson 7-23, Tyler Ethington 4-15, Vashun Burton 1-9, Knox Whitten 1-3, Jaylon Thompson 2-1, Kenny Fretwell 1-1, Carson Bacheller 1-0, Joshua Finan 1-(-1). G: Ken Littlejohn 18-123-1, Tyler Smth 13-93-3, Grayson Loftis 2-0.

PASSING – TLH: Jay Dillard 5-10-0-96-1. G: Grayson Loftis 13-19-0-187-1.

RECEIVING – TLH: Carson Bacheller 3-50-1, Kamren Johnson 1-44, Walt Smith 1-2. G: Jadarius Littlejohn 2-96-2, Edward Jefferies 5-33, Tyler Smith 3-22, Emazon Littlejohn 1-14, Deshun Corry 1-11, Marques Bradley 1-11.

Records: T.L. Hanna 10-2, Gaffney 12-0.

Up Next: Gaffney (12-0) vs. Northwestern (10-1).

Ridge View 47, Hillcrest 41

Ridge View: 13 | 13 | 14 | 7 | 47

Hillcrest: 14 | 14 | 0 | 13 | 41

First Quarter

H – Logan Coldren 12 run (Carsten Zeigler kick)

R – Joshua Holmes 2 run (Nassio Charles kick)

H – Coldren 2 run (Zeigler kick)

R – Andre Washington 6 run (run failed)

Second Quarter

H – Jaylen Neal 16 pass from Bennett Judy (Zeigler kick)

R – Zion Agnew 91 pass from Washington (Chalres kick)

H – Coldren 7 pass from Judy (Zeigler kick)

Third Quarter

R – Holmes 19 run (Charles kick)

R – Tracey Stephens 32 pass from Washington (Charles kick)

Fourth Quarter

R – Chris Lawson 25 pass from Washington (Charles kick)

H – Avery McFadden 53 pass from Judy (Zeigler kick)

H – Hunter Wisnewski 5 pass from Judy (kick blocked)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING – RV: Joshua Holmes 23-135-2, Marcus Kelly 10-34, Andre Washington 5-55-1, Zion Agnez 1-6. H: Logan Coldren 18-133-2, Bennett Judy 9-39, Jaylen Neal 1-(-10).

PASSING – RV: Andre Washington 24-34-2-333-4. H: Bennett Judy 25-40-1-339-4.

RECEIVING – RV: Zion Agnes 7-121-1, Chris Lawson 5-75-1, Chase Smith 3-31, Tyree Byrd 6-54, Marcus Kelly 1-15, Tract Stephens 2-37-1. H: Hunter Wisnewski 8-97-1, Jaylen Neal 7-120-1, Logan Coldren 5-33-1, Avery McFadden 4-72-1, Jeremy Jackson 1-17.

Records: Ridge View 6-4, Hillcrest 8-3.

Up Next: Winner plays Spartanburg (7-3) or Spring Valley (7-2).

State Scores

Second Round

Class A Lower State

Bamberg-Ehrhardt 41, Carvers Bay 14

Baptist Hill 50, Green Sea Floyds 33

C.E. Murray 58, Branchville 36

Whale Branch 27, Lake View 12

Class A Upper State

Calhoun County 53, McBee 19

Lamar 14, McCormick 0

Ridge Spring-Monetta 48, Great Falls 32

Southside Christian 42, C.A. Johnson 14

Class AA Lower State

Barnwell 22, Woodland 13

Cheraw 27, Timberland 26

Philip Simmons 15, Hampton 14

Silver Bluff 49, Central 0

Class AA Upper State

Abbeville 49, Saluda 34

Christ Church 3, St. Joseph 0

Gray Collegiate 58, Crescent 0

Newberry 56, Chesterfield 20

Class AAA Lower State

Brookland-Cayce 28, Hanahan 27

Camden 13, Aynor 0

Dillon 41, Crestwood 14

Oceanside Collegiate 36, Gilbert 28

Class AAA Upper State

Chester 33, Chapman 28

Clinton 48, Lower Richland 34

D.W. Daniel 49, Woodruff 21

Powdersville 21, Wren 17

Class AAAA Lower State

Beaufort 42, North Augusta 10

Hartsville 31, North Myrtle Beach 12

Myrtle Beach 68, Aiken 0

West Florence 27, South Aiken 21

Class AAAA Upper State

Greenville 27, A.C. Flora 26

Greenwood 42, Catawba Ridge 30

Irmo 42, Westside 20

South Pointe 47, Laurens 20

Class AAAAA Lower State

Dutch Fork 56, Cane Bay 0

Fort Dorchester 44, Chapin 21

Lexington 28, Goose Creek 14

Sumter 28, Stratford 7

Class AAAAA Upper State

Gaffney 34, T.L. Hanna 26

Northwestern 42, James F. Byrnes 3

Ridge View 47, Hillcrest 41

Spartanburg 37, Spring Valley 29

Final scores from Friday’s SC high school playoff games, next week’s schedule

It is the second week of the playoffs for public high school football teams in South Carolina and the semifinals for private schools. Below are scores from Friday night action.——Class 5A——Upper StateRidge View 47, Hillcrest 41Spartanburg 37, Spring Valley 29Gaffney 34, TL Hanna 26Northwestern 42, Byrnes 3Lower StateDutch Fork 56, Cane Bay 0Sumter 28, Stratford 7Lexington 28, Goose Creek 14Fort Dorchester 44, Chapin 21...

It is the second week of the playoffs for public high school football teams in South Carolina and the semifinals for private schools. Below are scores from Friday night action.

——Class 5A——

Upper State

Ridge View 47, Hillcrest 41

Spartanburg 37, Spring Valley 29

Gaffney 34, TL Hanna 26

Northwestern 42, Byrnes 3

Lower State

Dutch Fork 56, Cane Bay 0

Sumter 28, Stratford 7

Lexington 28, Goose Creek 14

Fort Dorchester 44, Chapin 21

——Class 4A——

Upper State

Greenville 27, AC Flora 26

Irmo 42, Westside 20

South Pointe 47, Laurens 20

Greenwood 42, Catawba Ridge 30

Lower State

Myrtle Beach 68, Aiken 0

Beaufort 42, North Augusta 10

West Florence 27, South Aiken 21

Hartsville 31, North Myrtle Beach 12

——Class 3A——

Upper State

Chester 33, Chapman 28

Powdersville 21, Wren 17

Daniel 49, Woodruff 21

Clinton 48, Lower Richland 34

Lower State

Brookland-Cayce 28, Hanahan 27

Camden 13, Aynor 0

Dillon 41, Crestwood 14

Oceanside Collegiate 36, Gilbert 28

——Class 2A——

Upper State

Abbeville 49, Saluda 34

Gray Collegiate 58, Crescent 0

Christ Church 3, St. Joseph’s 0

Newberry 56, Chesterfield 20

Lower State

Silver Bluff 49, Central 0

Cheraw 27, Timberland 26

Barnwell 22, Woodland 13

Philip Simmons 15, Wade Hampton 14

——Class A——

Upper State

Southside Christian 42, CA Johnson 14

Calhoun County 53, McBee 19

Ridge Spring-Monetta 48, Great Falls 32

Lamar 14, McCormick 0

Lower State

Branchville 43, Johnsonville 42

Whale Branch 27, Lake View 12

Bamberg-Ehrhardt 41, Carvers Bay 14

Baptist Hill 50, Green Sea Floyds 33

——SCISA 3A——

Hammond 56, Porter-Gaud 3

Trinity Collegiate 59, Augusta Christian 33

——SCISA 2A ——

Williamsburg Academy 28, Beaufort Academy 7

Hilton Head Christian 52, Pee Dee Academy 23

——SCISA A ——

Thomas Heyward 49, Thomas Sumter 9

Lee Academy 27, Calhoun 6

——8-man ——

Andrew Jackson 34, Clarendon Hall 30

Holly Hill 62, Patrick Henry 24

——Class 5A——

Upper State

Ridge View at Spartanburg

Gaffney at Northwestern

Upper State

Dutch Fork at Sumter

Lexington at Fort Dorchester

——Class 4A——

Upper State

Irmo at Greenville

South Pointe at Greenwood

Lower State

Beaufort at Myrtle Beach

West Florence at Hartsville

——Class 3A——

Upper State

Chester at Powdersville

Clinton at Daniel

Lower State

Camden at Brookland-Cayce

Oceanside Collegiate at Dillon

——Class 2A——

Upper State

Abbeville at Gray Collegiate at Fairfield Central

Newberry at St. Joseph’s

Lower State

Silver Bluff at Cheraw

Barnwell at Phillip Simmons

——Class A——

Upper State

Southside Christian at Calhoun County

Ridge Spring-Monetta at Lamar

Lower State

Branchville at Whale Branch

Bamberg-Ehrhardt at Baptist Hill

——SCISA 3A ——

At Charleston Southern

Friday

Hammond vs. Trinity Collegiate, 7 p.m.

——SCISA 2A——

Saturday

At Charleston Southern

Williamsburg Academy vs. Hilton Head Christian, 5 p.m.

——SCISA A——

Saturday

At Charleston Southern

Thomas Heyward vs. Lee Academy, noon (Saturday)

——SCISA 8-man——

Friday

Andrew Jackson vs. Holly Hill at Calhoun Academy, 7 p.m.

This story was originally published November 12, 2021 7:00 PM.

5 takeaways from Week 10 high school football in the Anderson area

Many region titles were claimed during the last week of the regular season in South Carolina high school football. We now move forward to postseason which gets underway next Friday.Here are five takeaways from Week 10:Powdersville first region title since 2016Two undefeated teams within the region matched up at Powdersville on Friday, but the Patriots took care of the Southside Tigers, 43-12. This is the first Region 1-AAA championship since 2016 for Powdersville, and that year they reached the third rou...

Many region titles were claimed during the last week of the regular season in South Carolina high school football. We now move forward to postseason which gets underway next Friday.

Here are five takeaways from Week 10:

Powdersville first region title since 2016

Two undefeated teams within the region matched up at Powdersville on Friday, but the Patriots took care of the Southside Tigers, 43-12. This is the first Region 1-AAA championship since 2016 for Powdersville, and that year they reached the third round where they lost to Chapman – 2016 state champions.

Powdersville quarterback Eli Hudgins completed 12-of-18 for 105 yards and a touchdown. However, the ball was more successful moving downfield on the ground. The team finished with 33 carries for 305 yards – Thomas Williams contributed to 20 of those and finished with 239 yards and four touchdowns.

The Region 1-AAA standings finished as followed in order: Powdersville (4-0), Southside (4-1), Berea (3-3), Palmetto (2-3), Blue Ridge (2-3) and Carolina (0-6).

Hillcrest upsets T.L. Hanna

Ten Yellow Jackets and 309 yards on the ground were not enough to clinch the Region1-AAAAA championship for T.L. Hanna as it suffered its first loss of the season to Hillcrest, 44-28.

Hillcrest quarterback Bennett Judy had a big night with 316 yards and three touchdowns from 20-of-24 completed passes. T.L. Hanna quarterback Jay Dillard completed 4-of-9 passes for 63 yards and one interception.

The Region 1-AAAAA standings finish as followed in order: Hillcrest (4-0), T.L. Hanna (3-1), Mauldin (1-2), Woodmont (1-3) and J.L. Mann (0-4).

Westside at Pickens

With Westside's 9.2 average yards gained per play, the Rams defeated Pickens on the road 48-7.

Pete Zamora finished with perfect 8-of-8 completed passes for 145 yards and a touchdown. He hooked up with Jimmar Boston most with four receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown.

The Rams found themselves in the red zone four times and came out successful all visits.

Here are the records for Region 1-AAAA teams: Westside (4-0), Easley (3-1), Pickens (1-3), Travelers Rest (1-3) and Walhalla (1-3).

Mr. Football candidate takes care of business

The 2021 South Carolina Mr. Football candidate, Daniel quarterback Trent Pearman excelled 300 passing yards Friday night – 306 to be exact from 34-of-36 completions. Daniel's defense held the to 204 total offensive yards that led the Lions to a 35-7 win, and their third consecutive Region 1-AAA championship.

Chris Edge with 15 carries for 92 yards and two touchdowns along with Pearman's 10 yards on the ground was it for Daniel. All of the success was found in the air. Pearman connected with six different players and Jaylen Brown-Wallace led the team with four receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown.

Daniel will host the first round of playoffs on Nov. 5. The Region 1-AAA standings finish as followed in order: Daniel (4,-0), Wren (3-1), BHP (2-2), Seneca (1-3) and Pendleton (0-4).

Wren improves playoff seeding

The Hurricanes shut out Pendleton 49-0 to end the season and will host in the first round of playoffs. Wren produced 270 more total yards (445-176) on 16 fewer plays than the Bulldogs.

Running back Malachi Hill scored the first three touchdowns while averaging 15.9 yards per play from 10 carries, 159 yards and four touchdowns.

Wren played an efficient and clean game with the offense on the field for 17:57 minutes and zero turnovers to finish second in the region. Pendleton's season ended Friday finishing 1-9, 0-4 Region 1-AAA.

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When is enough, enough? Upstate football coaches dish on when to call off the dogs

When is too much?When does the score become too high?At their root, football players and coaches are competitors in the truest sense of the word. Whatever the scoreboard says, most would tell you, probably doesn't matter. It's about wins and losses, the haves and have-nots.But safety, pride and the simple gamesmanship come into play. Some teams pull off the dogs when up three scores in the fourth. Coaching decisions are usually made out of those factors.That might be out of respect for another team,...

When is too much?

When does the score become too high?

At their root, football players and coaches are competitors in the truest sense of the word. Whatever the scoreboard says, most would tell you, probably doesn't matter. It's about wins and losses, the haves and have-nots.

But safety, pride and the simple gamesmanship come into play. Some teams pull off the dogs when up three scores in the fourth. Coaching decisions are usually made out of those factors.

That might be out of respect for another team, to get junior varsity players some reps – or it might be just because it's 55-0 in the fourth quarter.

"If you're running up the score (on purpose), I gotta real problem with that," Dorman coach Dave Gutshall said. "But if you're giving the chance to kids who haven't played all year – and this is finally their opportunity – I don't think it's fair to those kids.

"I think we should play by the high school league rules. An example: Friday night against Wade Hampton. They had basically a running clock in the second half, but I wasn't real happy about it. I'm assuming Wade Hampton requested that. But we didn't. We didn't get a JV game last week and I'm sure Byrnes IS not getting one Friday night. In the second half against Wade Hampton ... our junior varsity team played. When you have a running clock, you steal the opportunity from your backups playing."

The clock ran anyway and Dorman won 54-27.

Greg Hawkins, first-year district director for the high school officials in Anderson and Oconee counties, has worked for 12 years as a high school football official. He said the decision of the running clock must be mutual between the coaches.

A running clock's definition and use varies from state to state. But in layman's terms, it's when the score and deficit have become too much – so the clock runs without stopping during out-of-bounds plays and incomplete passes. It gets the game over with faster.

"Before officials make any modifications to the way the clock is run, coaches have to agree," Hawkins said. "Some will say run it and don't stop it, or run it but only stop it for a timeout or injury. If both coaches don't agree, we can't do anything extra to try and get the game over quicker."

Whatever it may be, it begs the question of when do teams decide to call it off. Should there be an automatic running clock in the state of South Carolina?

When is it time to call off the dogs?

The largest point margin by the Powdersville High football team has been 44 points against Carolina. Patriots coach Robert Mustar said he understands what it's like to be on the opposite side of winning and he is a "firm believer in not wanting to do anything to embarrass a player." However, he is aware that his players are playing for the long run with playoffs in mind.

"Now if we’re just yanking kids out, then we are kind of hurting ourselves. It’s not about running up the score. We have to make sure we are getting conditioned ...The kids who hardly get in the game can get in. I want everyone to get reps. At the end of the day, we are trying to win a ball game," Mustar said.

During the 2016 season, Powdersville was up 64-0 against Carolina. During the third quarter, Carolina punted it to Patriots returner Gavin Agin. Mustar's coaching style over the years has been a consistent mentality.

"I'm not going to tell our punt returner to catch it and take a knee. He caught it and he hadn’t had the ball in his hand the whole night, so let that kid do what he does," Mustar said. "He happened to score and it’s the other team's job to stop you."

Is safety part of this?

Southside Christian (8-0, 5-0 Region 1-A) has allowed 28 points on defense from three games. That means the other five games were shutouts. Sabres coach Mike Sonneborn explains when he believes the running clock should begin: You don't want to risk injury, you're not looking to embarrass anyone and when the result is no longer a question.

Sonneborn's magic numbers are 35 and 42. Once the team has scored that many points, the team starts playing "vanilla" and substitutions begin to avoid injury.

"Last week when we hit 35-0, we took our quarterback out and began mass substitutions," Sonneborn said. "We don’t throw the ball anymore and we will keep it on the ground. At this point you have your younger guys, backup quarterback, third- or fourth-string running back, backup offensive linemen and backup defensive guys."

Mustar, whose Patriots finished the regular season 10-0, has been able to pull his go-to players from most games and insert the backups.

"We had the luxury of having decent leads where we could get some other kids out there to build some depth," Mustar said. "That way we are not having unnecessary injuries to your role guys."

Automatic running clock may never arrive in South Carolina

In many states, the automatic running clock is in the rule book. In South Carolina, both coaches have to agree to keep the time ticking. It's something that Landrum coach Jason Farmer said has been discussed among the South Carolina Football Coaches Association: whether or not the running clock should be automatic.

"I've been in the situation where I was getting beat (and) I've been in a situation where we were up by four scores," Farmer said, "and I was asked. ... I said yes."

Hawkins said the decision on the automatic running clock would be taken to the executive committee of the SCHSL, made up of South Carolina high school principals and athletic directors.

"In some states, they have a threshold where a certain point differential is reached then they will automatically go to some rule that speeds up the clock, but South Carolina has not adopted that yet," Hawkins said.

Pendleton coach Grayson Howell has been approached about the running clock one time this season. The Bulldogs were trailing 42-0 against Daniel going into the second half and he initially said no to the offer.

"For us, we were so young, I know the running clock is supposed to help, but we needed to play as much as we could," Howell said. "I was reluctant to do so and waited late in the second half before I gave the ref the OK to do so."

The majority of the roster for Pendleton (1-9, 0-4 Region 1-AAA) is made up of underclassmen: 13 seniors, eight juniors, 21 sophomores and 25 freshmen. In the last two games, Howell started four freshmen and three sophomores on defense and one freshman and four sophomores on offense.

Mustar believes that the running clock should be a mutual decision between the two opposing coaches for the benefit of the players.

"I think it needs to be a gentlemen’s agreement," Mustar said. "Look at some of these teams early on in the season – they were getting knocked out of games and not being about to play because of COVID and their kids finally get to play now. If they have a running clock, it’s kind of ripping those kids off."

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