Week 7’s slate of high school football games feature Clover facing off with Northwestern, Legion Collegiate meeting Catawba Ridge, Westwood traveling to York — and more.
The Herald will be providing live updates throughout Friday night.
Here’s what we know.
High school football scores
Clover 27, Northwestern 24
The Clover Blue Eagles scored a fourth quarter touchdown and claimed a come-from-behind 27-24 victory over the Northwestern Trojans Friday night at District Three Stadium in Rock Hill.
Northwestern took a 10-0 lead after one quarter was in the books. Riley Duran passed to Jaylen Chavis on an 11-yard play for the first Trojans’ score with 9:27 remaining in the period. The drive covered 44 yards and required six plays. Kanoah Vinesett tacked on three more points on a 35-yard field goal with 5:32 to go in the first quarter to add to Northwestern’s early advantage.
Clover responded with a pair of scores for a 13-10 cushion. Gabe Carroll passed to Jaylin Lane on a 39-yard play to cut the deficit to 10-7 with 11:53 remaining until halftime. David Hall scored from one-yard out, but Northwestern blocked the extra point attempt, and it was 13-10 with 8:02 to play in the second quarter.
It took the Trojans only 14 seconds to score and regain the lead. Gregory Bivens scampered 80 yards for the touchdown to make it 17-13 with 7:48 remaining in the first half.
The Blue Eagles responded. They drove 61 yards in 10 plays to score and make it 20-17. Carroll passed to Lane on a 15-yard play for the touchdown with 3:52 left in until halftime.
The Trojans scored late in the third quarter to take a 24-20 advantage. They stormed 82 yards in six snaps to score. Duran passed to Givens for 23 yards for the score with 3:18 left in the third period.
Clover scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. Hall scored on a 12-yard scamper with 4:47 remaining in the contest. The run capped a 98-yard march that required 13 plays and took 7:04 off the clock.
The Blue Eagles had 22 first downs to 14 for the Trojans. Both teams had 356 total yards. Clover had 177 yards on the ground and 179 in the air. Northwestern had 77 yards rushing and 279 passing.
Hall led Clover’s rushing attack with 76 yards on nine carries. He scored twice. Gabe Carroll completed 18 of 30 passes for 179 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Blue Eagles. Lane led Clover in receiving with eight catches for 102 yards and two scores.
Bivens paced the Northwestern rushing attack with 92 yards on four carries. He scored once. Duran completed 20 of 32 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns. Bivens was the top receiver for the Trojans with seven catches for 75 yards and a touchdown.
Clover is 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the region. Northwestern is 1-6 in all games and 0-1 in region play.
Westwood 28, York 22, OT
The Westwood Redhawks edged the York Cougars 28-22 in overtime in a Region 3-4A game at York Friday night.
After regulation play ended in a 22-22 tie, Westwood had the ball first in overtime and took a 28-22 lead on a seven-yard run by Julian Millikan. The Redhawks went for the two-point conversion, but the Cougars’ defense stopped it. York got the ball second, but could not score in their four plays.
Westwood took a quick 16-0 lead with a pair of touchdowns in the first period. Quarterback Ahmond Greene figured in both Redhawk scores. He ran for the first touchdown and passed for the second one.
The Cougars fought back with a touchdown late in the opening quarter. York recovered a Westwood fumble at the Redhawk 30-yard line. The Cougars took full advantage. Colby Clayton passed to Dashawn Brown for the score to end the short drive. When Max Haynes kicked the extra point, Westwood’s lead was cut to 16-7. It stayed that way until halftime.
York got two scores in the third quarter to take a 22-16 lead. Frank Thompson scored both touchdowns for the Cougars. The first was on a 49-yard scamper and the second was on a 9-yard run. Haynes kicked the PAT after the first score, and Khalil Ellis got the two-point conversion after the second touchdown.
The fourth period featured solid defense by both teams. Late in the contest the Cougars drove to the Westwood eight-yard line, where they attempted a 25-yard field goal with three seconds remaining. The Redhawks blocked the kick, and the contest went to overtime.
Westwood is 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the region. York is 2-5 in all games and 0-2 in region action.
Lee Central 57, Lewisville 28
Lee Central pulled away in the second half and toppled the Lewisville Lions 57-28 in a Region 4-2A game at Lee Central Friday night.
Lee Central took a 19-14 lead after one period. The Lions scored to take a 22-19 lead, but Lee Central countered with a touchdown for a 25-22 advantage at intermission.
Lee Central scored 24 points in the third period to take a 49-28 lead when it was over. Lee Central closed out the scoring with a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The Lions dropped to 2-5 overall and 0-3 in the region.