Rock Hill threw for 273 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 40-10 non-region win over Chester.
The air attack came from three different quarterbacks.
Rock Hill coach Bubba Pittman went with junior Cameron McKinney to start the game. Brandon Banks took over in the second quarter, his first real action since a preseason shoulder injury sidelined him.
Dylan Jones finished up at QB.
All three quarterbacks were more than effective. McKinney and Jones threw a TD pass. Banks hooked up with DeShaun McFadden for two scores.
Pittman liked what he saw from his signal callers.
“It’s good to see them all perform. All three come to work every day. They pull for each other,” Pittman said. “It creates competition at practice. All three can play.”
Rock Hill took advantage of great field position and Chester turnovers all night.
The Bearcats’ first drive started at the Chester 49 after a short punt. John McCullough raced to the end zone on the fourth play of the drive. McCullough caught a short pass from McKinney and had plenty of room to cover the 27 yards to pay dirt.
Chester made it 7-3 late in the first quarter on freshman John Erby’s 25-yard field goal. The Cyclones moved the ball consistently on the ground on the drive. Javarious Gregory and Jalyn Reid combined for 41 yards rushing on the drive. Tommy Sanders threw twice to the end zone to find his receivers just out.
Rock Hill (2-1) converted a Chester fumble into a five-play scoring drive in the second quarter. Brandon Croutch wriggled across the goal line from 3 yards out for the score.
Another short punt gave the Bearcats great field position late in the first half. Banks threw long to McFadden for a 43-yard touchdown and Rock Hill led 21-3 at halftime.
Banks completed 10-of-16 passes for 152 yards in about two quarters of action. McKinney threw for 74 yards. Jones finished 7-of-10 for 47 yards.
Croutch entered the game with an area-leading 219 yards rushing. The senior running back had 59 yards on 12 carries. He added five catches for 82 yards. His second touchdown of the night capped off the opening drive of the second half. Rock Hill ran 10 plays to cover 65 yards.
Chester (1-2) lost its second straight game and will host York next week. Cyclones coach Anthony Sterling was upbeat following the loss.