Week 2 high school football preview capsules

September 5, 2013 

Conway at Rock Hill

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Chuck Jordan (Conway); Joe Montgomery (Rock Hill)

Records: Conway 1-1; Rock Hill 0-1

Points per game scored/allowed: Conway- 25/24; Rock Hill 23/26

Last week: Conway beat New Hanover 32-14; Rock Hill lost to Dorman 26-23

Last meeting: Rock Hill won 34-13 (2012)

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: Conway- Bryan Edwards, sophomore WR committed to Clemson CHECK; MORE. Rock Hill- Justin Stokes, senior RB; Cam Bell, senior DL led excellent defensive effort last week; Donavon Perryman, sophomore LB; Jermaine White, senior WR.

Twitter-sized preview: Time for the young bucks to rise up; Rock Hill's sophomores can make the difference for a hungry Bearcat team, starting Friday vs. Conway.

South Pointe at Chester

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Strait Herron (South Pointe); Anthony Sterling (Chester)

Records: South Pointe 2-0; Chester 1-1

Points per game scored/allowed: South Pointe- 34/20.5; Chester- 24/13.5

Last week: South Pointe beat Blythewood 47-24; Chester beat Lewisville 41-8

Last meeting: South Pointe won 30-0 (2012)

Rankings: South Pointe No. 5 in S.C. Prep Media 4A poll, No. 4 in Charlotte Observer Sweet 16; Chester No. 7 in S.C. Prep Media 3A poll

Players to watch: South Pointe- Tay Blake, senior QB is finding a rhythm; Kyle Brandt, senior WR; Anthony Johnson, senior WR leads area in receiving yardage through two games. Chester- Quan Caldwell, senior ATH is explosive with the ball; T.J. Graham, junior OL; Daryl Foster, senior LB.

Twitter-sized preview: Stallions need to show up on time against state-ranked 3A club; Cyclones need to cut out silly mistakes vs. state-ranked 4A club. Who wins?

Northwestern at South Aiken

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Kyle Richardson (Northwestern); Jeremy West (South Aiken)

Records: Northwestern 2-0; South Aiken 1-1

Points per game scored/allowed: Northwestern- 44.5/18; South Aiken- 15/15.5

Last week: Northwestern beat Charlotte Catholic 38-17; South Aiken lost to Greenwood 17-10

Last meeting: Northwestern won 56-26 (2012)

Rankings: Northwestern No. 2 in S.C. Prep Media 4A poll, No. 2 in Charlotte Observer Sweet 16, No. 17 in MaxPreps Xcellent 25 nationall poll, No. 14 in MaxPreps’ Freeman national rankings.

Players to watch: Northwestern- Chris Bouyer, junior DL; Quadarius Fair, senior WR off to a fine start with five touchdowns in two games; Josh Miller, senior LB. South Aiken- Bo Baldwin, senior QB with SEC recruiting interest; Rasool Clemmons, 6’7, 200-pound junior DE getting lots of looks; Adam Allen, senior RB.

Twitter-sized preview: Trojans need to be careful to not look ahead to next week and Byrnes, but they should be okay against state playoff hopefuls, South Aiken.

York at Boiling Springs

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Bobby Carroll (York); Rick Tate (Boiling Springs)

Records: York 1-0; Boiling Springs 1-0

Points per game scored/allowed: York- 19/7; Boiling Springs 40/13

Last week: York idle; Boiling Springs beat Nation Ford 40-13

Last meeting: York won 34-16 (2012)

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: York- Shuler Littleton, senior OL; Markel Castle, senior WR; Ethan Whitesides, junior DL; Boiling Springs- Tre-Shaun Sanderlin, junior RB; Daniel Thompson, junior QB; Brendon Robinson, sophomore RB.

Twitter-sized preview: York has won 9 of 11 against Boiling Springs, but the Bulldogs' offense is potent this year and the Cougars are still fine-tuning defense.

Dutch Fork at Fort Mill

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Tommy Knotts (Dutch Fork); Ed Susi (Fort Mill)

Records: Dutch Fork 1-0; Fort Mill 1-0

Points per game scored/allowed: Dutch Fork 41/6; Fort Mill 48/17

Last week: Dutch Fork beat Southeast Raleigh 41-6; Fort Mill beat Lugoff-Elgin 48-17

Last meeting: Dutch Fork won 35-14 (2012)

Rankings: Dutch Fork No. 4 in S.C. Prep Media 4A poll

Players to watch: Dutch Fork- Derek Olenchuck, senior QB; Freddy Poole, senior TE; Matt Colburn, junior RB. Fort Mill- Deryan Sanders, senior RB; Brandon Plyler, junior WR; Jesse Horine, senior LB.

Twitter-sized preview: Tommy Knotts' Dutch Fork program has risen. Defending state finalists will make Friday night tough for inexperienced Fort Mill squad.

Lugoff-Elgin at Nation Ford

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Scott Jones (Lugoff-Elgin); Michael Allen (Nation Ford)

Records: Lugoff-Elgin 0-1; Nation Ford 1-1

Points per game scored/allowed: Lugoff-Elgin- 17/48; Nation Ford- 30/48

Last week: Lugoff-Elgin lost 48-17 to Fort Mill; Nation Ford lost 40-13 to Boiling Springs

Last meeting: Nation Ford won 51-13 (2012)

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: Lugoff-Elgin- Daniel Quattlebaum, junior RB; Shon Belton, senior QB. Nation Ford- Andrew Bruce, senior DB/RB; Riley Hilton, senior WR; Dalton Helms, senior QB; Brandon Cureton, senior WR.

Twitter-sized preview: Nation Ford should get defense, offense back on track against team with one of the longest losing streaks in the state, Lugoff-Elgin.

Calhoun Falls at Great Falls

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: David Campbell (Calhoun Falls); Ken Schofield (Great Falls)

Records: Calhoun Falls 0-1; Great Falls 1-1

Points per game scored/allowed: Calhoun Falls- 0/58; Great Falls- 21/13.5

Last week: Calhoun Falls lost to Washington-Wilkes (Ga.) 58-0; Great Falls beat Whitmire 22-6

Last meeting: Calhoun Falls won 24-22 (2012)

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: Calhoun Falls- N/A. Great Falls- Ty Ross, junior OL; Tyrell Gill, senior OL; D.C. Caldwell, senior RB.

Twitter-sized preview: These two teams split a pair of meetings last year, but Calhoun Falls won the important one, in state playoffs. That one hurt the Red Devils

Andrew Jackson at Lewisville

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: David Moore (Andrew Jackson); Will Mitchell (Lewisville)

Records: Andrew Jackson 0-1; Lewisville 1-1

Points per game scored/allowed: Andrew Jackson- 12/22; Lewisville- 14.5/30.5

Last week: Andrew Jackson lost to Lancaster 22-12; Lewisville lost to Chester 41-8

Last meeting: Lewisville won 41-13 (2012)

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: Andrew Jackson- Tray King, senior DE; ENTER. Lewisville- Michael Spence, senior WR/DB; Tony Gaston, senior ATH; Parker Cox, senior DE/LB.

Twitter-sized preview:

Ridge View at Lancaster

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Raymond Jennings (Ridge View); Bennie McMurray (Lancaster)

Records: Ridge View 0-1; Lancaster 1-0

Points per game scored/allowed: Ridge View- 7/27; Lancaster- 22/12

Last week: Ridge View lost 27-7 to Lexington; Lancaster beat Andrew Jackson 22-12

Last meeting: Ridge View won 47-30 (2012)

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: Ridge View- Chris Redmond, senior DT; Okechi Ntiasagwe, WR; Daryl Shamlee, senior DB. Lancaster- Kadarius Wright, junior RB; Jay Hood, junior WR; Cam Meadows, junior LB.

Twitter-sized preview: Lancaster needs a 4A win to boost spirits, confidence and Ridge View could be just the elixir ahead of a nasty looking Region 3-4A schedule.

Clover at Spring Valley

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Chad Smith (Clover); Miles Aldridge (Spring Valley)

Records: Clover 0-2; Spring Valley 1-0

Points per game scored/allowed: Clover- 6/40.5; Spring Valley 48/8

Last week: Clover lost 41-6 to Forestview (N.C.); Spring Valley beat Lower Richland 48-8

Last meeting: Spring Valley won 51-7 (2012)

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: Clover- Tanner Whitley, junior RB; Zach Conrad, senior FB. Spring Valley- Christian Miller, senior LB is committed to Alabama; John Miller, senior RB; Josh Harlan, senior LB/RB.

Twitter-sized preview: Facing a Spring Valley team with excellent linebackers is not the remedy to Clover's offensive problems. Blue Eagles must keep plugging.

Blacksburg at Indian Land

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Andrew Chisholm (Blacksburg); Michael Mayer (Indian Land)

Records: Blacksburg 0-1; Indian Land 0-1

Points per game scored/allowed: Blacksburg 0/51; Indian Land 22/28

Last week: Blacksburg lost 51-0 to St. Joseph; Indian Land lost 28-22 to Buford

Last meeting: Blacksburg won 32-14 (2012)

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: Blacksburg- N/A; Indian Land- George Morris, senior QB; Austin Gordon, sophomore RB.

Twitter-sized preview: These two teams scrapped during a July scrimmage at Indian Land; there could be some bad blood. Key question for IL- can the o-line protect?

Compiled by Bret McCormick

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