Spring Valley (8-0, 2-0) vs. Ridge View (3-5, 1-1)
Site: Harry Parone Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Spring Valley stunned Irmo for 557 yards in a 58-28 win on the Yellow Jackets turf field last week. It was the second-highest single-game point total in Viking annals. It was the highest point total ever allowed by an Irmo team, at least since 1960. Senior stars John Miller and Chris Adams did the bulk of the damage. Miller ran for 226 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries and had two receptions for 36 yards and one score. Adams ran for 112 yards and was 6-for-8 passing for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Spring Valley is off to its best start since 1974 and is in the midst of its longest win streak since 1977 Ridge View snapped out of a four-game losing spell with a 34-14 win over Lugoff-Elgin. Walter Napper was the offensive headliner with 195 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 27 carries. QB Ty’reek Bush-Robinson was 14-for-24 passing for 168 yards. On defense, Malcolm Montgomery had nine tackles and Jelani Russell had six tackles and four pass break-ups.
Series history: Ridge View’s 21-16 win last season evened the series count at eight wins apiece.
Blythewood (5-3, 1-1) Region 4-4A vs. Lugoff-Elgin (1-7, 1-1)
Site: Blythewood District 2 Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Blythewood turned the ball over four times but still was able to come away with a 27-12 win over Richland NE. QB David Isreal threw three interceptions, but managed to find the right receivers 12 times on his other 16 passes, netting 208 yards and two touchdowns. Jacon Rabon had the top receiving performance with four catches for 100 yards and one TD. Lynard Jamison was the top rusher with 61 yards and one scoring run L-E came out flat against Ridge View after scoring its first win of the season the week before. The Demons took a 34-14 hit, post just 215 offense yards.
Series history: Blythewood is 4-0 against L-E, including two wins at the Class 3A level.
Irmo (3-5, 1-1) vs. Richland NE (0-8, 0-2)
Site: W.C. Hawkins Stadium. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Game notes: Irmo had no answers defensively last week against Spring Valley, allowing 557 yards in a 58-28 loss that was actually worse than the final score indicated. It was the most points scored on Irmo since at least 1960. The Yellow Jackets kept it somewhat respectable on the scoreboard with three long pass plays. QB Demetrius Lewis was 8-for-17 for 247 yards and four touchdowns. Three of the scoring plays covered 73, 54 and 71 yards RNE managed only 196 yards and one offensive touchdown in a 27-12 loss to Blythewood. The Cavaliers top offensive producer is quarterback Simeon Kelly who has 275 yards rushing and seven touchdown runs, 689 yards passing and four scoring tosses.
Series history: Irmo’s 27-6 win last season was the Jackets’ 22nd in 33 tries against the Cavaliers.