High school football preview capsules – week 5 Compiled by Bret McCormick

Week Six high school football preview capsules

October 3, 2013 

Northwestern at South Pointe

Coaches: NW – Kyle Richardson; SP – Strait Herron

Records: NW – 5-0, 1-0; SP – 4-1, 1-0

Last meeting: South Pointe won 28-25 (2012)

Last week: Northwestern beat Lancaster 34-0; South Pointe beat Fort Mill 52-14

Points per game scored/allowed: NW – 45.8/19.5; SP – 36.4/23.5

Rankings: Northwestern No. 1 in S.C. Prep Media Class AAAA poll, No. 2 in Charlotte Observer Sweet 16, No. 11 in Rivals100, No. 15 in USA Today Super 25, No. 10 in MaxPreps Xcellent 25, No. 15 in Freeman Rankings

Players to watch: NW – Mason Rudolph, senior QB; Chris Bouyer, junior DL; J.P. Titus, senior OL; Mustafia Love, senior WR. SP – Anthony Johnson, senior WR; Trae’von Hinton, senior LB; Demo Jackson, senior OL/DL; Kyle Brandt, senior WR

Twitter-sized preview: Whoever starts at QB for South Pointe has a tough job, especially w/ NW D improvement this year. Trojans likely take advantage of SP strife.

Clover at Rock Hill

Coaches: C – Chad Smith; RH – Joe Montgomery

Records: C – 0-5, 0-1; RH – 1-4, 0-1

Last meeting: Rock Hill won 48-10 (2012)

Last week: Clover lost to Nation Ford 28-12; Rock Hill lost to York 50-26

Points per game scored/allowed: C – 11.6/41.2; RH – 25/36

Players to watch: C – Ladarius Adams, senior WB; Zach Conrad, senior FB/LB; Landon Harkey, junior TE. RH – Dachon Witherspoon, sophomore WR; Justin Stokes, senior RB; Donavon Perryman, sophomore LB

Twitter-sized preview: Clover controlled the ball and the clock vs. Nation Ford. That recipe will win the Blue Eagles a game this year, and break 23-game L streak.

Fort Mill at York

Coaches: FM – Ed Susi; Y – Bobby Carroll

Records: FM – 2-3, 0-1; Y – 5-0, 1-0

Last meeting: York won 49-0 (2012)

Last week: Fort Mill lost 52-14 to South Pointe; York beat Rock Hill 50-26

Points per game scored/allowed: FM – 24.2/34; Y – 41.4/24.4

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

Players to watch: FM – Sam Smith, senior OL; Taylor Hemphill, junior ATH; Chris Jones, senior DB. Y – Josh McCoy, senior WR; Ryan Enniss, sophomore OL; Markel Castle, senior WR

Twitter-sized preview: Cougars are scoring for fun lately. York D will face a stout running attack but can’t see the Cougars’ unbeaten run snapped by young FM crew.

Lancaster at Nation Ford

Coaches: L – Bennie McMurray; NF – Michael Allen

Records: L – 2-3, 0-1; NF – 4-1, 1-0

Last meeting: Nation Ford won 37-20 (2012)

Last week: Lancaster lost 34-0 to Northwestern; Nation Ford beat Clover 28-12

Points per game scored/allowed: L – 9.4/23.4; NF – 34.8/30

Players to watch: L – Rashun Cloud, senior ATH; Jay Hood, junior WR

Twitter-sized preview: Lancaster’s brutal stretch of schedule continues against offensively potent Nation Ford. Falcons should take it but need to get better on D.

Chester at Chapman

Coaches: Che – Anthony Sterling; Cha – Mark Hodge

Records: Che – 2-3; Cha – 5-0

Last meeting: Chester won 60-33 (2012)

Last week: Chester idle; Chapman beat Saluda 21-10

Points per game scored/allowed: Che – 24/28.6; Cha – 30.6/14.6

Rankings: Chapman No. 9 in S.C. Prep Media Class AAA poll

Players to watch: Che – Quan Caldwell, senior ATH; Tommy Sanders, junior QB; Broderick Roscoe, junior RB. Cha – Deebo Samuel, ATH; Dashawn Davis, WR; Malik Gray, QB

Twitter-sized preview: Chester needs to stop Deebo Samuels, who has 14 TDs in 5 games; Cyclones’ tough early schedule should have them ready for region play.

Indian Land at Cheraw

Coaches: IL – Michael Mayer; C – Johnny White

Records: IL – 1-3; C – 1-4

Last meeting: Cheraw won 34-13 (2012)

Last week: Indian Land lost 28-21 to McBee; Cheraw lost 41-6 to Fairfield Central

Points per game scored/allowed: IL – 28.5/23.8; C – 12/30

Players to watch: IL – Austin Gordon, sophomore RB/LB; Charles Turner, junior RB; Brandon Sellers, junior DL

Twitter-sized preview: Indian Land needs a win in region opener after losing three close ones. Cheraw struggles to score; Warriors need to jump on them early.

McBee at Lewisville

Coaches: McB – Charlie Poole; L – Will Mitchell

Records: McB – 3-2; L – 4-2

Last meeting: Lewisville won 70-28 (2012)

Last week: McBee beat Indian Land 28-21; Lewisville beat Eau Claire 38-12

Points per game scored/allowed: McB – 15.2/18.8; L – 29.8/30

Players to watch: McB – Jordan Fair, QB; Nyaun Pate, WR. L – Dre Bailey, junior RB; Mike Hill, freshman DB; Mitch Langford, senior LB

Twitter-sized preview: McBee is not the pushover it was the last three years, and Lewisville will have a scrap on its hands Friday night in region opener at home.

*Games start at 7:30 p.m.

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