South Pointe won what it hopes is the first of numerous high school football championships on June 22 at Northwestern, thumping Charlotte Christian 36-4 in the final of the Air Raid 7-on-7 tournament.
The Stallions finished 4-3 in the morning session, positioning them in the middle of the pack ahead of the afternoon knockout tournament. But they won their first two games, then edged Dorman in the semifinals on a late Jamari Currence touchdown and a win-sealing interception on the last play.
Dorman eliminated Rock Hill a round earlier, after the Bearcats went 3-4 in the morning round. The hosts, Northwestern, were 4-2-1 in pool play before lunch, before bowing out in the knockout portion.
Charlotte Christian edged Spartanburg in a testy semifinal, but never got going in the championship. The Stallions scored on their first possession, Derion Kendrick lobbing a long TD pass to Isaac Ross, and multiple South Pointe interceptions ensured the three-time defending state champs ended their first competition of the year with a trophy.