South Pointe football embraces smack talk

South Pointe heads to undefeated Seneca Friday in the third round of the 3A playoffs in the unusual position of being the underdogs. But the defending state champs relish that role, as well as the smack talk going back and forth on Twitter between the two teams.

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Winthrop guard Jimmy Gavin transferred to the school from Division II Wisconsin-Parkside but has made an instant impact, averaging nearly 18 points through four games for the Eagles. Winthrop faces N.C. State Friday night, the kind of competition Gavin sought when he came to Winthrop.