Week 10 high school football preview capsules

bmccormick@heraldonline.comOctober 31, 2013 

South Pointe at York

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: SP- Strait Herron; Y- Bobby Carroll

Records: SP- 7-2, 4-1; Y- 8-1, 4-1

Last week: South Pointe beat Clover 42-0; York lost to Northwestern 45-15

Last meeting: South Pointe won 31-28 (2012 playoffs)

Points scored/allowed: SP- 34.5/15.3; Y- 43.3/24.7

Rankings: York is No. 9 in the S.C. Prep Media Class AAAA poll, and ENTER in the Charlotte Observer Sweet 16; South Pointe is ranked ENTER in the Charlotte Observer Sweet 16

Players to watch: SP- Montez McCullough, senior WR; Marveon Mobley, junior LB; Chris Smith, sophomore DB. Y- Daurice Simpson, junior WR; Dario Brown, junior LB; Ryan Moore, senior RB.

Twitter-sized preview: York offense got off schedule in loss to NW. If South Pointe can repeat the trick, the Stallions should be able to score enough for big W.

Northwestern at Nation Ford

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: NW- Kyle Richardson; NF- Michael Allen

Records: NW- 9-0, 5-0; NF- 6-3, 3-2

Last week: Northwestern beat York 45-15; Nation Ford beat Rock Hill 26-21

Last meeting: Northwestern won 42-19 (2012)

Points scored/allowed: NW- 43.5/13.2; NF- 29.8/35.4

Rankings: Northwestern is ranked No. 1 in the S.C. Prep Media Class AAAA poll, No. 2 in the Charlotte Observer Sweet 16, No. 8 in MaxPreps’ Xcellent 25, No. 8 in Rivals100, No. 14 in Freeman Rankings, No. 14 in the USA Today Super 25

Players to watch: NW- Julian Shockley, sophomore RB; Mason Rudolph, senior QB; Russell Hubbs, senior LB. NF- Andrew Bruce, senior LB/RB; Riley Hilton, senior WR; Blake Hill, senior DB.

Twitter-sized preview: Stopping opponents hasn't been Nation Ford's forte this season and they likely don't enough O in the tank to keep pace with Northwestern.

Lancaster at Rock Hill

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: L- Bennie McMurray; RH- Joe Montgomery

Records: L- 2-7, 0-5; RH- 3-6, 2-3

Last week: Lancaster lost 28-15 to Fort Mill; Rock Hill lost to Nation Ford 26-21

Last meeting: Rock Hill won 49-30 (2012)

Points scored/allowed: L- 12.1/30.7; RH- 23.3/23.3

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: L- Will Jackson, junior DB/RB; Quay Reid, senior DL; Cam Meadows, junior LB. RH- R.J. Neely, senior LB; Justin Stokes, senior RB; Sandifer McCullough, senior DL.

Twitter-sized preview: Rock Hill can't afford to slip up now against Lancaster. Bearcats have struggled recently but need to get right against beleaguered Bruins.

Fort Mill at Clover

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: FM- Ed Susi; C- Chad Smith

Records: FM- 3-6, 1-4; C- 1-8, 1-4

Last week: Fort Mill beat Lancaster 28-15; Clover lost 42-0 to South Pointe

Last meeting: Fort Mill won 44-17 (2012)

Points scored/allowed: FM- 24/34.7; C- 13.3/37.7

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: FM- Chandler Kryst, junior ATH; Rogan Wells, sophomore QB; Malik Long, junior RB/LB. C- Barrett Courtwright, junior OL; Owen Jefferies, senior DL; Ladarius Adams, senior WB.

Twitter-sized preview: In ground battle between 2 run-centric teams, FM's ability to throw the ball bit should be huge advantage. Jackets' playoff hopes stay alive

Union County at Chester

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: UC- Steve Taneyhill; C- Anthony Sterling

Records: UC- 1-8, 0-4; C- 3-6, 1-3

Last week: Union County lost to Chapman 16-15; Chester lost to Clinton 42-21

Last meeting: Chester won 42-26 (2012)

Points scored/allowed: UC- 20/28.8; C- 23.9/27.3

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: UC- T.J. Foster, senior WR; Jamarcus Henderson, senior DL; Demarcus Brown, sophomore WR. C- Lorenzo White, senior RB/LB; Dakeavis Wilmore, senior OL; Broderick Roscoe, junior RB.

Twitter-sized preview: Disappointing seasons so far for Region 3-3A's furthest advanced in 2012; Chester can still get season on track w/ a win, grab playoff spot.

Great Falls at Lewisville

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: GF- Ken Schofield; L- Will Mitchell

Records: GF- 4-5, 2-1; L- 5-4, 1-2

Last week: Great Falls lost to Lamar 22-14; Lewisville lost to C.A. Johnson 28-20

Last meeting: Lewisville won 21-20 (Aug. 23)

Points scored/allowed: GF- 27.7/20.1; L- 26.3/30.8

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: GF- Jamarcus Culp, senior WR; Shyheim Kelly, junior DB/WR; Omar Dean, senior RB. L- Michael Spence, senior WR/DB; Christian Cok, senior WR/DB; Tony Gaston, senior ATH.

Twitter-sized preview: Already big rivalry game even bigger considering both could finish anywhere from 2nd to 4th in region. Which team has had least attrition?

Buford at Indian Land

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: B- Mike Wells; IL- Michael Mayer

Records: B- 3-6, 0-4; IL- 1-7, 0-4

Last week: Buford lost 35-14 to Chesterfield; Indian Land lost 47-24 to Andrew Jackson

Last meeting: Buford won 46-21 (2012)

Points scored/allowed: B- 12.2/25; IL- 19.3/29

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: B- Santrez Wright, OL. IL- Derries Hampton, junior RB; Manny McCord, senior WR; Charles Turner, junior RB.

Twitter-sized preview: Contest between two teams winless in Region 4-AA. Both squads share a struggle to score. Buford won season opener, but IL can win at home.

Bret McCormick •  803-329-4032; Twitter: @BretJust1T

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