If youre one of the city football fans thinking that the series between South Pointe and Northwestern has become the best in town, get in line.
Rock Hill has struggled in recent years after winning state titles in 2002 and 2004, while South Pointe and Northwestern have moved way ahead and are constants in the top five of the state polls.
This week, Northwestern is 4-1 and ranked No. 3 in the Prep Writers SC State Poll. South Pointe is No. 5. Tonight at 7:30, they continue their intense rivalry at District Three Stadium, which Northwestern and Rock Hill share.
The Stallions, who first played varsity football on 2005 and had their first meeting against the Trojans 2006, is tied 4-4 with Northwestern in eight games. Who will take a one-game lead tonight?
A look at the history between the two state powers, who played twice in 2008 and 2009.
The Stallions lost only one game (to the Spartanburg Vikings), but were the darlings of the state after making the Class AAA playoffs and beating undefeated Bluffton 42-27. Bluffton, which was averaging 53 points per game, scored most of its points in the final quarter. The star was DB/KR Corey Neely, who returned two first-half punts for touchdowns.