Sports

Gilmore highlights weekly honors

RICHBURG -- Clover, Rock Hill and York had open dates last week, so the field of nominees for the Founders Federal Tri-County Coaches Association's players of the week was narrowed.

But that in no way means there weren't outstanding performances.

In Class AAAA, South Pointe junior quarterback Stephon Gilmore was voted offensive player of the week. He ran 13 times for 179 yards and four touchdowns in the Stallions' 41-18 blowout of Richland Northeast.

Northwestern's Hakeem Adams, the defensive player of the week, had a big game in the Trojans' 28-14 win over North Augusta, with 13 tackles, three sacks and a tackle for loss.

In Class AAA/AA/A, Nation Ford got its first-ever winner. Daniel Davis was voted defensive player of the week for his 12 tackles in a 32-0 loss to rival Fort Mill.

The quote of the day came from Indian Land coach Mike Mayer, who wore a tie to the meeting. After several compliments on how nice he looked all dressed up, Mayer said, "When you're 0-4, you do anything you can that helps.''

Indian Land looks for its first win Friday at Landrum.

• CROSS COUNTRY: Herald-area cross country teams fared well at the Coaches Classic Cross Country Meet last week.

The top runners were Rock Hill's Hannah Robinson, who placed first in the girls championship meet; and Northwestern's Mary Kate DuBard, who was second in the girls international meet behind J.L. Mann's Kate Borowicz.

In the boys championship meet, the top local finisher was Clover's Nick Francis in seventh place. Clover's Tanner Fisher was 19th.

The best local finisher in the boys international meet was Fort Mill's Mark Blackmon in third place. Fort Mill's Ryan Fielden was 19th.

Other runners of note were South Pointe's Wesley Fetty, 42nd in the boys championship meet; and Kyle Benson, who was 53rd. Northwestern's Ian Schoenfuss was 27th.

South Pointe's Angela Whalen was 16th in the girls meet.

Fort Mill's Tiayonna Blackmon finished 12th in the girls international.

In the boys championship, Hilton Head won with 222 points. South Pointe was 12th with 350; Rock Hill 14th with 398 and Clover 21st at 494.

In the boys international, Wando won with 107 points, No. 1 Fort Mill was second at 158 and Northwestern ninth with 217 points.

Bishop England won the girls international with 167 points. South Pointe was 19th with 560, Fort Mill 30th with 738, Clover 31st with 746 and Rock Hill 38th at 958.

Defending Class AAAA state champion Mauldin won the girls international with 87 points, Fort Mill was seventh with 177 and Northwestern 13th with 334.

• THURSDAY: Another big Thursday is headed our way, with another full slate of fall sports. There are six volleyball matches, two swim meets, three girls tennis matches and two girls golf matches.

Volleyball offers two rivalry matches -- Northwestern goes to Rock Hill and York visits Clover.

Those four teams are also matched up in girls tennis -- Northwestern at Rock Hill and York at Clover.

The other volleyball matches are South Pointe at Fort Mill, Lancaster at Nation Ford, Indian Land at Lewisville and Covenant Day at Westminster Catawba.

The other tennis match is South Pointe at Nation Ford.

Northwestern hosts Clover in swimming at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center. Lancaster hosts Ridge View and Rock Hill.

In golf, Northwestern hosts Clover and Fort Mill goes to York.

If you can swing it, go out and support the team of your choice.

PREP FOOTBALL POLL

Staff Reports

Class 4A

School Total Points Prv

1. Byrnes (10) (4-0) 109 1

2. Dorman (1) (4-0) 91 3

3. Clover (4-0) 81 2

4. Summerville (3-1) 67 4

5. Sumter (4-0) 66 5

6. Gaffney (3-1) 45 6

7. South Pointe (4-0) 36 9

8. Greenwood (3-1) 34 8

9. Westside (4-0) 30 7

10. Berkeley (2-2) 12

Others receiving votes: 11, West Florence 9. 12, Fort Dorchester 8. 13, Boiling Springs 7. 14, Hartsville 6. 15, Rock Hill 3. 16, Conway 1.

Class 3A

School Total Points Prv

1. Myrtle Beach (6) (4-0) 101 1

2. Blythewood (4) (4-0) 91 2

3. Clinton (1) (4-0) 88 3

4. Blue Ridge (4-0) 67 4

5. Greenville (3-1) 57 5

6. Timberland (2-2) 41 8

7. Carolina Forest (4-0) 40 7

8. Chester (3-1) 37 6

9. Wilson (3-1) 26 10

10. D.W. Daniel (3-1) 19 9

Others receiving votes: 11, Marlboro County 11. 11, Crestwood 11. 13, Hilton Head 6. 14, Socastee 5. 15, Union County 3. 16, Airport 1. 16, Riverside 1.

Class 2A

School Total Points Prv

1. Abbeville (8) (4-0) 107 1

2. Columbia (1) (5-0) 90 2

3. Dillon (2) (3-1) 87 3

4. Central (3-1) 61 5

5. Manning (3-1) 51 6

6. Woodland (4-0) 42 8

7. Silver Bluff (3-1) 39 9

8. Chesnee (3-1) 37 4

9. Hanahan (3-1) 36 10

10. Woodruff (3-1) 28

Others receiving votes: 11, Bishop England 8. 12, Buford 7. 13, Cheraw 6. 13, Pelion 6.

Class 1A

School Total Points Prv

1. Bmbrg-Ehr. (10) (4-0) 109 1

2. Allendale-Fairfax (4-0) 93 3

3. Lamar (1) (3-1) 76 4

4. Blackville-Hilda (3-1) 52 6

(tie) Chesterfield (3-1) 52 2

6. Carvers Bay (3-1) 50 7

7. McBee (4-0) 40 10

8. Hemingway (4-0) 37 8

9. Ware Shoals (3-1) 34 9

10. Lake View (3-1) 26

Others receiving votes: 11, Great Falls 8. 11, Scott's Branch 8. 13, Christ Church Episcopal 7. 14, Baptist Hill 4. 15, Green Sea Floyds 3. 15, Whitmire 3. 17, Calhoun County 2. 18, St. John's 1.

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