Tonight’s week 5 games compiled by Bret McCormick

Week 5 High School Football Preview Capsules

September 26, 2013 

Rock Hill at York

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: RH – Joe Montgomery; Y – Bobby Carroll

Records: RH – 1-3; Y – 4-0

Last meeting: York won 35-7 (2012)

Last week: RH lost to Boiling Springs 28-13; York beat Keenan 57-12

Points per game: RH – 23.3/30.1; Y – 39.3/24

Rankings: York No. 9 in S.C. Prep Media Class AAAA poll

Players to watch: RH – Justin Stokes, senior RB; Sandifer McCullough, senior DL; Cam Bell, senior DL; Deshaun McFadden, senior DB. York – Markel Castle, senior WR; Josh McCoy, senior WR; Dario Brown, junior LB; Josh Moss, junior OL.

Twitter-sized preview: Rock Hill is 0-2 in statement games and most are counting them out vs. York. Bearcats will be able to score w/ Cougs, will they stop them?

Nation Ford at Clover

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: NF – Michael Allen; C – Chad Smith

Records: NF – 3-1; C – 0-4

Last meeting: Nation Ford won 41-13 (2012)

Last week: Nation Ford beat Ridge View 31-28; Clover idle

Points per game: NF – 36.5/34.5; C – 11.8/44.5

Players to watch: NF – Andrew Bruce, senior RB/LB; Riley Hilton, senior WR; Marques Coleman, senior RB. Clover – Ladarius Adams, senior WB; Chase Galant, senior WB; Scott Jackson, senior QB.

Twitter-sized preview: Will Clover be able to control the ball and clock vs. the high-flying Falcons’ offense? Will have to happen if Clover is to snap L streak.

Fort Mill at South Pointe

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: FM – Ed Susi; SP – Strait Herron

Records: FM – 2-2; SP – 3-1

Last meeting: South Pointe won 35-14 (2012)

Last week: Fort Mill beat Broome 27-21; South Pointe idle

Points per game: FM – 26.8/29.5; SP – 32.5/20

Rankings: South Pointe No. 7 in Charlotte Observer Sweet 16

Players to watch: FM – Rogan Wells, sophomore QB; Chandler Kryst, junior RB/slot; Sam Smith, senior OL; Malik Long, junior RB/LB. SP – DeMon Davis, junior LB; Matt Newman, senior DE; Trae’von Hinton, senior LB; Spencer Strong, senior OL; Josh Brice, senior RB.

Twitter-sized preview: Stallions look to get back on track against young Fort Mill squad hoping for huge upset. Athletic advantage to SP; think they will seize it.

Lancaster at Northwestern

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: L – Bennie McMurray; NW – Kyle Richardson

Records: L – 2-2; NW – 4-0

Last meeting: Northwestern won 48-13 (2012)

Last week: Lancaster lost 35-6 to Blythewood; Northwestern idle

Points per game: L – 15/18.8; NW – 49/19.5

Rankings: Northwestern No. 1 in S.C. Prep Media Class AAAA poll; No. 2 in Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 poll; No. 11 in USA Today Super 25; No. 11 in MaxPreps’ Xcellent 25 and No. 12 in Freeman Rankings; No. 10 in Rivals100

Players to watch: L – Jay Hood, junior WR; Cam Meadows, junior LB; Quay Reid, senior DL; Darius Truesdale, senior DL. NW – Dupree Hart, junior WR; Tori Adams, senior RB; Jaquavious Mackey, senior DB; Corey Seargent, senior DB; Josh Miller, senior LB.

Twitter-sized preview: This kind of matchup is why Lancaster coaches are glad to be moving to 3A in 2014. Trojans should be able to handle young Bruins at D3.

McBee at Indian Land

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: M – Charlie Poole; IL – Michael Mayer

Records: M – 2-2; IL – 1-3

Last meeting: Indian Land won 20-14 (2012)

Last week: McBee beat North Central 7-6; Indian Land idle

Points per game: M – 12/18.3; IL – 31/23

Players to watch: IL – Auston Gordon, sophomore RB; Manny McCord, senior WR; Tyler Blue, senior WR/LB; George Morris, senior QB.

Twitter-sized preview: McBee was Indian Land’s lone win a season ago and improved Panthers will be thirsty for revenge. IL has only lost once to McBee since ’08.

Lewisville at Eau Claire

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: L – Will Mitchell; EC – Tyrone Davis

Records: L – 2-2; EC – 0-4

Last meeting: Lewisville won 49-0 (2012)

Last week: Lewisville lost 34-22 to Buford; Eau Claire lost to Lake Marion 48-12

Points per game: L – 28.2/33.6; EC – 13.5/42

Players to watch: L – Tony Gaston, senior WR; P.J. Lucas, senior OL; Dre Bailey, junior RB. EC – Wallace Greene, WR; Terrance Wilkins, DL; Kareem Jones, LB.

Twitter-sized preview: Won’t take luck for Lewisville to beat the Shamrocks, but they also need to get better for upcoming tough, parity-filled Region 3-A .

Great Falls at Buford

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: GF – Ken Schofield; B – Mike Wells

Records: GF – 2-2; B – 2-2

Last meeting: Great Falls won 29-28 (2012)

Last week: Great Falls lost 29-26 to Andrew Jackson; Buford beat Lewisville 34-22

Points per game: GF – 31.8/17; B – 19.8/30.5

Players to watch: GF – Jamarcus Culp, WR; Chris Culp, QB; LeMarion Craine, RB. B – Nic Chavis, RB; Jacoby Funderburk, RB; Kyle Norica, TE.

Twitter-sized preview: Great Falls has lost 2 games by a combined 4 points. A win over Buford would suggest that the Red Devils can challenge in Region 3-A.

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