Week 6 is the official start of region play in the SCHSL, and with it comes some of the most anticipated matchups of the year in the Spartanburg area.
This week was headlined by Byrnes traveling across Spartanburg County to take on Spartanburg High, while Boiling Springs hosted undefeated Dorman and Broome going across county lines to play Travelers Rest.
Here's a roundup of all the action from Week 6 of the South Carolina high school football season in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties.
Spartanburg 36, Byrnes 23
On the back of five forced turnovers ‒ including a pick six by LB Terrian Nelson ‒ and three rushing touchdowns, a pair from quarterback Raheim Jeter and one from freshman running back Rah'Keith Kelly, Spartanburg (4-3, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAA) was able to kick off region play with a win over Byrnes (5-2, 0-1 Region 2-AAAAA) after a 1-3 start to the season.
For the Rebels, after an undefeated start to its season Byrnes has now lost back-to-back games, despite leading in both times in the second half. In both losses the Rebels have been unable to get their potent offense rolling, failing to accumulate over 200 yards of total offense. Byrnes averaged 482.2 yards per game in its five wins.
NEXT UP: Spartanburg at Gaffney, while Byrnes hosts Boiling Springs.
Dorman 52, Boiling Springs 14
The Cavaliers remain on a roll under new coach Dustin Curtis, while the Bulldogs continue its rebuilding project under their new coach Matt Reel.
Dorman (6-0, 1-0 Region 2-AAAAA) once again was able to run the ball effectively, rushing for 301 yards on 40 carries with senior Demarius Foster leading the way with 83 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries. Quarterback Hudson Talley was again effective, recording 220 yards and three touchdowns on 11-for-13 passing.
Boiling Springs' (2-5, 0-1 Region 2-AAAAA) quarterback Lincoln Huskey scored both of the Bulldog touchdowns on the ground and accounted for 163 all-purpose yards.
NEXT UP: Boiling Springs at Byrnes, Dorman at Mauldin.
Broome 30, Travelers Rest 21
For the first time this season the Centurions (4-3, 1-0 Region 3-AAA) have strung together three wins in a row and seem to have found their rhythm, as it opened with a win on the road against the Devildogs (3-4, 0-1).
Broome's backfield of first-year starting quarterback, junior Kamajay Brackett-Brannon, and freshman running back Jaylen McGill, once again showed out. Brackett-Brannon ran for 100 yards on 13 carries and added 169 passing yards and a touchdown, McGill rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries.
NEXT UP: Broome hosts Blue Ridge.
Chapman 42, Carolina 0
After a difficult start to the season, losing to Woodruff at home in overtime without starting quarterback Coleman Gray and falling to AAAAA teams Byrnes and Boiling Springs, Chapman (3-4, 1-0 Region 3-AAA) has won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Led by Gray, who threw three touchdowns, all-purpose athlete Devin Roe, who ran for a TD, caught a TD and returned an interception for a TD and running back Mathai Scott, who ran for two TDs, the Panthers rolled over Carolina (2-5, 0-1) in its region opener.
NEXT UP: Chapman is off Week 7.
Chester 41, Woodruff 34
After going up 21-7 at the end of the first, Woodruff (3-4, 0-1 Region 4-AAA) allowed Chester (4-3, 1-0) to score 27 unanswered points and fell behind 34-21 in the middle of the third quarter. The Wolverines fought back to make it a one possession game in the fourth, but ultimately fell short to the Cyclones.
NEXT UP: Woodruff hosts Emerald
Clinton 61, Union County 7
Union County (2-4, 0-1 Region 4-AAA) fell behind quickly to the undefeated Clinton Red Devils (7-0, 1-0) allowing 47 points in the first half.
NEXT UP: Union County hosts Chester.
Landrum 28, Chesnee 0
Landrum (3-3, 1-0 Region 1-AA) running back Colton Link led the way for the Cardinals, rushing for 219 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Despite its winless record, Chesnee (0-6, 0-1) had scored at least 20 points in each game this season, but the Landrum defense was able to shut down the Eagles completely in this region opener.
NEXT UP: Landrum hosts Ninety Six, Chesnee hosts Abbeville.
Ninety Six 24, Blacksburg 13
Blacksburg (0-6, 0-1 Region 1-AA) lost another close game despite a solid performance from quarterback Omyireia Daniels, who threw for 138 yards and a touchdown on 11-of-17 passing against the Wildcats (4-2, 1-0).
NEXT UP: Blacksburg at Liberty.
Spartanburg Christian 40, Carolina Academy 6
Led by running back Asante Jenkins who ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries, Spartanburg Christian (3-3) get back to winning ways before SCISA region play begins next week.
NEXT UP: Spartanburg Christian hosts Orangeburg Prep.
This article originally appeared on Herald-Journal: Week 6 Spartanburg area high school football roundup