Ruff for opposing defenses: South Pointe quarterback Greg Ruff was 16-for-18 with 258 yards passing and five touchdowns in a 35-21 win over Gaffney. One of those two incompletions was a drop. He completed his last 12 passes and also scrambled six times for 29 yards.
Stallions are deep: Ten different players caught passes for South Pointe. Quay Brown had three catches for 48 yards and two touchdowns, Josh Wilkes four for 77 and a score, and Nick McCloud two for 32 yards and two touchdowns. McCloud also had an interception on defense, one of two for South Pointe. There will be many more to come for that secondary.
Self-inflicted: In a 28-6 loss to Ridge View, York turned the ball over three times, all in the first half. The Cougars lost two fumbles and one interception and two of the miscues occurred in Blazers territory.
New leaders: Cameron McKinney played the whole way at quarterback for the Cougars, replacing Deshaw Andrews, who graduated. Multi-purpose athlete Wally Wilmore did not play on offense, but it’s safe to assume that will change in Sumter next week. McKinney was 12-for-17 for 105 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception. He completed eight straight at one point but many were of the dink-and-dunk variety. To illustrate, Shandon Cobb had five grabs for 11 yards, although he did drop one longer one.
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Running problems: The Cougars ran the ball 18 times for only 23 yards while allowing Ridge View 185 yards on 32 carries. This was one thing even South Pointe had issues with was moving the ball on the ground. The Stallions only totaled 36 yards on 20 totes.