Posted On: 11/14/20 8:38 AM

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Friday night marked the beginning of the first round of the South Carolina high school football playoffs and Prep Redzone SC was on hand for 5A Playoff action between Northwestern and Hillcrest.

Hillcrest, the underdog visitors from Simpsonville, S.C., led 6-0 early in the first quarter but the Trojans exploded for 30 points in the second quarter to rout the Rams 51-21 to advance to the second round of the playoffs against one of the top teams in the state, Dorman next Friday.

Let’s jump into the offensive standouts from Friday’s contest:

Northwestern

2022 QB Will Mattison (6'4, 186 lbs.) - The velocity on the junior quarterback’s hand looked smooth as he made short throws on slip screens and the long balls to his receivers, including an electrifying 75-yard touchdown catch and run on the second play of the third quarter. Mattison threw for five touchdowns on the night.

Northwestern coach Page Wofford on Mattison and the offense: “He put the ball on the money tonight. He didn’t make a lot of bad throws. The receivers are getting open and when you’ve got a quarterback that

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