Bracket setups are often subject to debate but are devised in advance as fairly as the S.C. High School League can manage.

Clinton High, champion of Region 3-3A, plays Powdersville, winner of 2-3A, on the road Thursday night at 6.

The only way the Red Devils can be at home on Saturday is by losing to the Patriots in the double-elimination Upstate bracket.

Even if Clinton wins, and region runner-up Chapman defeats 1-3A champion Seneca, also on Thursday evening, the Panthers would host the elimination game on Saturday. The winner of that game is slotted as home on Saturday regardless.

The loser of Thursday’s Clinton-Powdersville is at home on Saturday. The winner is on the road.

Clinton’s four baseball playoff games to date have all been at home.

Laurens is also on the road for its 1st Class 4A game in the Upstate bracket.

Regardless of whether the Raiders win or lose on Thursday night at A.C. Flora (7 p.m.), they will be at home on Saturday at 5 p.m.


From left, Nathan Meade, Connor Donley and coach Clovis Simmons

Clinton tennis players Connor Donley and Nathan Meade played on Monday and Tuesday at the state A/2A/3A tournament. Donley earned All-State distinction for his performance.

Clinton baseball pitcher Trent Roth signed a letter of intent to pitch next year at USC Salkehatchie in Allendale.