Week 11 high school football preview capsules

bmccormick@heraldonline.comNovember 7, 2013 

Nation Ford at Fort Mill

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: NF- Michael Allen; FM- Ed Susi

Records: NF- 6-4, 3-3; FM- 4-6, 2-4

Last week: Nation Ford lost 63-18 to Northwestern; Fort Mill beat Clover 35-21

Last meeting: Fort Mill beat Nation Ford 28-21 (2012)

Points scored/allowed: NF- 28.7/38.2; FM- 25.1/33.3

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: NF- Riley Hilton, senior WR; Josh Shade, sophomore WR; Hank Tuipulotu, sophomore ATH. FM- Brandon Plyler, junior WR; Rogan Wells, sophomore QB; Deryan Sanders, senior RB.

Twitter-sized preview: If Nation Ford can beat Fort Mill, the Falcons can also knock them out of the playoff hunt. Double motivation for the Dirty Birds on Friday.

Rock Hill at Northwestern

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: RH- Joe Montgomery; NW- Kyle Richardson

Records: RH- 4-6, 3-3; NW- 10-0, 6-0

Last week: Rock Hill beat Lancaster 27-7; Northwestern beat Nation Ford 63-18

Last meeting: Northwestern beat Rock Hill 48-21 (2012)

Points scored/allowed: RH- 23.7/27.4; NW- 45.5/13.7

Rankings: Northwestern is ranked No. 1 in S.C. Prep Media Class AAAA poll, No. 2 in Charlotte Observer Sweet 16, No. 8 in MaxPreps’ Xcellent 25, No. 8 in Rivals100, No. 13 in Freeman Rankings, No. 14 in USA Today Super 25.

Players to watch: RH- Justin Stokes, senior RB; Jau’Quan Feaster, senior ATH; Matt Christopher, senior OL. NW- Julian Shockley, sophomore RB; Josh Miller, senior LB; Quadarius Fair, senior WR.

Twitter-sized preview: Rock Hill needs a perfect game to beat its rival, something Bearcats haven't produced in a while. How many fans will be at D-3 for this one?

South Pointe at Lancaster

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: SP- Strait Herron; L- Bennie McMurray

Records: SP- 8-2, 5-1; L- 2-8, 0-6

Last week: South Pointe beat York 27-10; Lancaster lost to Rock Hill 27-7

Last meeting: South Pointe won 35-13 (2012)

Points scored/allowed: SP- 33.8/14.8; L- 11.6/30.3

Rankings: South Pointe is ranked No. 10 in S.C. Prep Media Class AAAA poll, No. 7 in Charlotte Observer Sweet 16

Players to watch: SP- Matt Newman, senior DE; Tay Robinson-Locke, senior DL; Josh Brice, senior RB. L- Cam Meadows, junior LB/RB; Don Reid, senior DL; Austin Franceschelli, senior WR.

Twitter-sized preview: Region opponents next season, these two meet for the last time in Region 3-4A. Stallion D is on a roll and O is getting better. Watch out 3A

York at Clover

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Coaches: Y- Bobby Carroll; C- Chad Smith

Records: Y- 8-2, 4-2; C- 1-9, 1-5

Last week: York lost 27-10 to South Pointe; Clover lost 35-21 to Fort Mill

Last meeting: York beat Clover 54-0 (2012)

Points scored/allowed: Y- 40/24.9; C- 14.1/37.4

Rankings: N/A

Players to watch: Y- Kyron Schrouder, junior WR; Ryan McKnight, junior DB; Josh McCoy, senior WR. C- Ladarius Adams, senior RB; Coby Hamblen, junior RB/DB; Scott Jackson, senior QB.

Twitter-sized preview: York licks its wounds and wins. Might be another year or two before this game is competitive again, but rest assured that day is coming.

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