They've got a defense, too.
South Pointe smothered its way to another win on Friday, a suffocating defensive performance combining with the usual offensive suspects in a 43-0 win over Blythewood. The Stallions (9-0, 3-0 Region 4-AAAA) held the Bengals (4-4, 1-2) to a meager 72 yards and kept their streak intact -- they have not allowed an opponent to score more than 12 points this year, have pitched four shutouts and through nine games, have allowed 40 points.
Most impressively, Blythewood did not take one snap in South Pointe territory.
"We've got 16 non-offensive touchdowns this year," coach Bobby Carroll said. "It's just a direct reflection of all the hard work we do. "This team ... everything's just clicking right now."
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Blythewood, which had lost only one varsity game before this year, found out that other schools have used the same formula that led to 24 straight Bengals wins after the loss. While Blythewood experienced immediate success and is now on the backside of it, South Pointe is just the opposite.
And the third year of Stallions varsity football is shaping up to be just as magical as the first year was for the Bengals, when they won the state championship.
"We just studied hard," said senior safety DeVonte Holloman, who was hurrying off the field after the game, about to fly to LSU for an official visit. "We watched tape, learned and came out and executed."
Gilmore threw for 237 yards and ran for two touchdowns, moving the Stallions downfield with his arm and using the pass to set up the run.
Devin Wherry led the team with 99 rushing yards and caught two balls for 35 yards, part of a six-pronged receiving spread that buried the Bengals early.
But the defense made sure the Stallions' offense never had to sweat.
Tailback C.J. Edwards was averaging 102 yards per game -- South Pointe smacked him into the turf for 35 on 17 carries.
Quarterback Daniel Young fared no better. His receivers covered like photographers on Paris Hilton and his face filled with snarling Stallions, Young was harassed into a 5-for-19, 31-yard performance.
"Everybody did what they had to do," summed up sophomore Gerald Dixon, who played with his right hand and forearm in a cast.
Gilmore bombed to fellow South Carolina commitment Charles Holmes on his first drive, completing a 44-yard arc and setting up Wherry's 2-yard touchdown. The South Pointe defense recovered a fumble on Blythewood's ensuing drive and the stranglehold began tightening.
Breon Jackson caught five passes for 47 yards, one a 20-yard catch-and-run that got the Stallions to the Bengals' 14-yard line. Gilmore and Wherry pushed the ball to the 2 and then Gilmore kept left for his first score.
Gilmore left defenders grabbing nothing but wet night air on an 18-yard touchdown charge through the Bengals' middle and junior C.C. Jones added to Blythewood's misery with two third-quarter scores.
Then, junior quarterback Corey Rawls took his first snap of the night, ran middle, cut right and blasted past the secondary for a 38-yard score and a 43-0 lead.
With a more than insurmountable lead, the Stallions asked their defense to keep it up.
Before Edwards broke a 19-yard run in the fourth quarter, he was holding onto 12 carries for minus-5 yards. He -- or the rest of his teammates -- didn't fare much better afterward.
"You know, we didn't play lights-out football in the first half," Carroll said. "But these guys get after it, they play good football.
"This is a special group of guys."