It’s way to early to get a feel for how Region 3-AAAA is going to end up after the next seven league-game Friday nights, but the teams expected to do well got wins on opening night of play.
Northwestern beat Lancaster, South Pointe beat Fort Mill, York beat Rock Hill and Nation Ford best Clover, playing its first game under intirim coach John Barrett and pulling out some of its old double-wing-T formations.
While it’s probably too late for Clover to make a move as far as the playoffs go when they start the second Friday in November, the other six are still in the hunt.
This Friday, and those through the end of the season offer some toss ups, with the possibility of some upsets in the equation.
But as of now, South Pointe and York, each 5-0 and 1-0 in the region, and Northwestern and Nation Ford, both 4-1 and 1-0, look like the teams to beat for the title and a playoff spot.
Combined, the top four teams have scored 769 points and have allowed 290.
The big game this week? South Pointe plays Northwestern at District Three Stadium on Cherry Road. Could be a packed house, so keep up with The Herald for an annoucement if tickets will be presold.
• REGION 3-AAAA STANDINGS
This week’s games
South Pointe at Northwestern
York at Fort Mill
Nation Ford at Lancaster
Rock Hill at Clover
All games at 7:30 p,m.
Last Friday’s games
South Pointe 35, Fort Mill 14
York 35, Rock Hill 7
Nation Ford 41, Clover 13
Norhwestern 48, Lancaster 13
• LIONS: The Lions have come a long way under first year coach Will Michell and his revmaped staff and have taken on the favorite’s role to win Region 3-A. The last winning season for Lewisville was 6-5 in 2008 under former coach Floyd Drum. The last time the Lions started 5-1 was in 2000 when former coach Bennie McMurray’s team was 11-2.
Standing in the way is Lamar, realigned into the region this year. The Silver Foxes are 4-2 and come to Lewisville on Oct. 5.
WRONG KICKER: One of Clover’s two field goals in a 41-13 loss to Nation Ford was credited to the wrong player.
Evan Edmunds kicked both field goals of 35 and 36 yards.
• OTHER LOCAL FRIDAY GAMES
Chapman at Chester, 8 p.m.
C.A. Johmson at Great Falls, 7:30 p.m.
Cheraw at Indian Land, 7:30 p.m.
Forsyth CD at Westminster Catawba, 7:30 p.m.
firstname.lastname@example.orgBarry Byers 329-4099