Richland Northeast vs. South Pointe
WHERE: South Pointe High Stadium, Rock Hill
WHEN: 7:30 tonight
RECORDS: Richland Northeast (5-6), South Pointe (8-3)
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THE SKINNY: The Stallions are the defending Class 4A Division II champions, having gone 15-0 to win it all last season. Richland Northeast enters the postseason having won five of its past seven games after an 0-4 start.
Players to watch
(RNE) KERSEAN WILSON - The Cavaliers' senior quarterback runs RNE's offense with precision and has a Shrine Bowl lineman (C.J. Wilson) and two North-South linemen (Jordan Thomas and Jaquez Jenkins) blocking for him.
(SOUTH POINTE) QUINTEN DARBY - A North-South game selection, Darby has the speed, strength and explosiveness to score no matter where he receives the football.
RNE WILL WIN IF ... The Stallions have a mental letdown after an emotional 34-29 loss to Rock Hill last week ,and the Cavaliers defense finds a way to stop Darby.
SOUTH POINTE WILL WIN IF ... Richland Northeast has a poor defensive game and the Stallions, who average 40.5 points a game, take advantage to score at will.
PREDICTION: South Pointe 44, Richland Northeast 12