High school football preview capsules Week 3

September 12, 2013 

Byrnes at Northwestern

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Bobby Bentley (Byrnes); Kyle Richardson (Northwestern)

Records: Byrnes 2-0; Northwestern 3-0

Point scored/allowed per game: Byrnes 66.5/42.5; Northwestern 51/14.3

Last week: Byrnes beat Woodruff 82-49; Northwestern beat South Aiken 65-7

Last meeting: Byrnes won 32-27 (2012)

Rankings: Byrnes No. 1 in S.C. Prep Media Poll, No. 15 in USA Today Super 25; Northwestern No. 2 in S.C. Prep Media Class AAAA poll, No. 2 in Charlotte Observer Sweet 16, No. 25 in USA Today Super 25, No. 13 in Freeman Rankings, No. 15 in MaxPreps Xcellent 25

Players to watch: Byrnes- Shaedon Meadors, senior WR; Avery James, senior LB; Shuler Bentley, senior QB; Tavin Richardson, junior WR. Northwestern- Corey Seargent, senior DB; Jaquavious Mackey, senior DB; Quadarious Fair, senior WR; Dupree Hart, junior WR; Mason Rudolph, senior QB.

Twitter-sized preview: 2 great quarterbacks in this game, but which one makes the critical mistake will likely decide the outcome of what should be a close game.

Rock Hill at Dutch Fork

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Joe Montgomery (Rock Hill); Tommy Knotts (Dutch Fork)

Records: Rock Hill 1-1; Dutch Fork 2-0

Point scored/allowed per game: Rock Hill 29/14.5; Dutch Fork 44.5/10

Last week: Rock Hill beat Conway 35-13; Dutch Fork beat Fort Mill 48-13

Last meeting: Dutch Fork beat Rock Hill 49-42 (2012)

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

Players to watch: Dutch Fork- Derek Olenchuck, senior QB; Lane Ecton, junior DB; Matt Colburn, junior RB. Rock Hill- Cam Bell, senior DL; Tyquan Huntley, senior DB; Jau’Quan Feaster, senior RB/WR.

Twitter-sized preview: Eager to make an impression, Rock Hill has a chance against Dutch Fork. Big Silver Foxes, defending state finalists, don't welcome guests.

Spartanburg at South Pointe

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Chris Miller (Spartanburg); Strait Herron (South Pointe)

Records: Spartanburg 2-0; South Pointe 3-0

Point scored/allowed per game: Spartanburg 35/16.5; South Pointe 41/20

Last week: Spartanburg beat Laurens 19-12; South Pointe beat Chester 53-19

Last meeting: South Pointe beat Spartanburg 33-3 (2012)

Rankings: South Pointe No. 5 in S.C. Prep Media Class AAAA poll, No. 4 in Charlotte Observer Sweet 16

Players to watch: Spartanburg- Tavien Feaster, sophomore RB with offer from Clemson; Alex Thompson, senior DE. South Pointe- Demon Davis, junior LB; Matt Newman, senior DE; Tay Blake, senior QB; Josh Brice, senior RB.

Twitter-sized preview: South Pointe hasn't allowed a point in 2nd half this season, but Spartanburg and former Byrnes coach Chris Miller will toughest test yet.

Fort Mill at Ridge View

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Ed Susi (Fort Mill); Raymond Jennings (Ridge View)

Records: Fort Mill 1-1; Ridge View 1-1

Point scored/allowed per game: Fort Mill 30.5/32.5; Ridge View 18/13.5

Last week: Fort Mill lost to Dutch Fork 48-13; Ridge View beat Lancaster 29-0

Last meeting: Fort Mill won 26-21 (2012)

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: Fort Mill- Deryan Sanders, senior RB; Brandon Plyler, junior WR; Jesse Horine, senior LB. Ridge View- Okechi Ntiasagwe, WR; Chris Redmond, senior DT;

Twitter-sized preview: The Dutch Fork game is over; Jackets have to tackle well-built Ridge View team that ran over Lancaster last week. Litmus test for young FM.

Gaffney at York

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Dan Jones (Gaffney); Bobby Carroll (York)

Records: Gaffney 2-1; York 2-0

Point scored/allowed per game: Gaffney 30.3/27.6; York 32.5/26

Last week: Gaffney beat Union 27-14; York beat Boiling Springs 46-45

Last meeting: York won 34-19 (2012)

Rankings: Gaffney No. 8 in S.C. Prep Media Class AAAA poll

Players to watch: Gaffney- T.J. Haney, junior OL; Shaq Davidson, senior ATH; Eddie Studyvance, senior QB. York- Daurice Simpson, junior WR; Ryan Moore, senior RB; Brandon Garvin, sophomore LB; Dario Brown, junior LB.

Twitter-sized preview: Any fear factor should be largely erased as York hosts the defending Big 16 state champs; 2 teams rebuilding defenses. Take the over Friday.

Boiling Springs at Clover

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Rick Tate (Boiling Springs); Chad Smith (Clover)

Records: Boiling Springs 1-1; Clover 0-3

Point scored/allowed per game: Boiling Springs 42.5/29.5; Clover 8.3/43.3

Last week: Boiling Springs lost to York 46-45; Clover lost to Spring Valley 49-14

Last meeting: Boiling Springs won 51-0 (2012)

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: Boiling Springs- Tre-Shaun Sanderlin, junior RB; Mason Sanders, senior WR; Noah Green, junior OL. Clover- Scott Jackson, senior QB; Key’Shawn Pressley, senior RB; Chase Galant, senior RB.

Twitter-sized preview: Gonna take time at Clover and a brutal non-region schedule is laying bare all of the improvements that need to be made by the Blue Eagles.

Lancaster at Central Pageland

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Bennie McMurray (Lancaster); Joey Mangum (Central)

Records: Lancaster 1-1; Central 2-0

Point scored/allowed per game: Lancaster 11/20.5; Central 32.5/7

Last week: Lancaster lost 29-0 to Ridge View; Central beat Forest Hills (N.C.) 35-14

Last meeting: Central won 28-13 (2012)

Rankings: Central No. 4 in S.C. Prep Media Class AA poll

Players to watch: Lancaster- Kendarius Truesdale, junior QB; Quinshun Evans, senior LB; Will Jackson, junior WR/DB. Central- N/A.

Twitter-sized preview: Lancaster mustered 44 yards of total off. last week; that won't cut it vs. highly-ranked Central team eager to beat Bruins 2nd yr straight.

Indian Land at Lewisville

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Michael Mayer (Indian Land); Will Mitchell (Lewisville)

Records: Indian Land 1-1; Lewisville 2-1

Point scored/allowed per game: Indian Land 29.5/14; Lewisville 26/33.3

Last week: Indian Land beat Blacksburg 37-0; Lewisville beat Andrew Jackson 49-39

Last meeting: Lewisville won 42-7 (2012)

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: Indian Land- Austin Gordon, sophomore RB; Shea Rodgers, senior K; Manny McCord, senior WR. Lewisville- Dre Bailey, senior RB; Christian Cok, senior WR; Michael Spence, senior WR/DB.

Twitter-sized preview: Indian Land D pitched a shutout last week but will have to be sharp on pass defense against Lewisville to get anywhere near that this week.

Chester at Fairfield Central

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Anthony Sterling (Chester); Demetrius Davis (Fairfield Central)

Records: Chester 1-2; Fairfield Central 2-0

Point scored/allowed per game: Chester 22/26.6; Fairfield Central 38.5/16

Last week: Chester lost 53-19 to South Pointe; Fairfield Central beat Abbeville 42-0

Last meeting: Fairfield Central won 18-7 (2012)

Rankings: Fairfield Central No. 2 in S.C. Prep Media Class AA poll

Players to watch: Chester- Quan Caldwell, senior ATH; Daryl Foster, senior LB; Lorenzo White, senior RB. Fairfield Central- Khalil Keitt, DL; Dendre Belton, QB; Larry Bell, RB.

Twitter-sized preview: Patience, keep contain, don't over pursue, these are the things Chester will have to nail to slow Fairfield Central's triple option run game

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