Brookland-Cayce going to Timberland for round 3 playoff game, Friday

Brookland-Cayce vs Loris in Round 1 of the playoffs. photo.

Brookland-Cayce will face a traditional high school football power in St. Stephen, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Bearcats take on Timberland in round three of the 3A state football playoffs.

The Wolves, a No. 1 seed, are 9-3 overall and finished 4-0 in 3A Region 7. Brookland-Cayce, a No. 2 seed, is 8-4, and finished 3-2 in 3A, region 5.

“It will be a challenge,” said BC head football coach Rusty Charpia. He said Timberland plays championship football and it’s a program that believes it can win.

Charpia also said his team seems to be hitting the right pace after a its 35-13 win at No. 1 seed Wade Hampton last Friday.

“Hopefully our guys are peaking at the right tine,” Charpia said. He said some players are coming off of injuries and others are playing well now. Starting quarterback Reed Charpia seems to have rcoved from a shoulder injury. He threw for two touchdowns at Wade Hampton. Star runningback Rasheed Taylor rushed for three TDs.

Rusty Charoia said he sees improvement in the Bearcats.

“We’re tackling better on defense,” he said. “And we’re making fewer mistakes.”

Charpia also said Timberland runs a flex bone offense, that is similar to the run-based attack of Wade Hampton.

Timberland head coach Art Craig said he is familiar with the the Charpia family from the Charpia’s (Rusty’s father, Reed) time at Woodland.

Craig said he spent all day Sunday revising film of BC, and he is impressed.

“They have talent all over the field,” said Craig.

He said Reed Charpia is dangerous, and a scoring threat, when improvising on a broken play.

On defense, Craig said BC is locked in and big up front.

He said he expects a tough game.

“It’s the third round of the playoffs,” said Craig. “You have to have all of your bases covered.”

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