Midland Valley (6-5) reached the end of its road in the first round of the South Carolina High School League Class AAA playoffs in a shutout road loss to Hartsville (10-1).

The Mustangs were limited to 109 yards, with sophomore quarterback Daniel Carr rushing for seven yards and throwing for 69 and an interception on a 10-of-19 effort.

Junior Kameron Brown was Midland Valley’s leading receiver with two catches for 28 yards, followed by Stephon Morency with three catches for 20 yards. Justin Mealing had a catch for nine yards and also intercepted a pass, while Devin Young was the Mustangs’ leading rusher with 34 yards on seven carries.


Wardlaw (9-2) advanced in the South Carolina Independent School Association 8-Man football playoffs and scored plenty of points in the process.

In all, the Patriots ran the ball 54 times for 502 yards, led by Holton Manley with 15 carries for 157 yards. Rycharde Coates was right behind him with 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 carries, and Daylen Morris had seven carries for 82 yards and a score.

Next up is a road game against Carolina Academy in Lake City. The Bobcats beat the Patriots 40-28 in regular-season play last month.