Site: Harry Parone Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.
Blythewood notes: After two weeks of living on the edge, the Bengals (2-1) hope for a little less drama this week ... Blythewood dropped its first game of the season a week ago in Dalzell against Crestwood, 35-34. The Bengals took a 34-27 lead at 10:57 of the fourth quarter on a short scoring run by Brandon Wilds and a two-points conversion pass. On the ensuing possession Willie Ward thwarted a Knights scoring drive with an interception in the end zone with 5:41 to go. But three plays later, Crestwood swiped a Daniel Young pass and set up shop on the Bengals 14. From there the Knights got the touchdown and a decisive two-point conversion with 1:28 to go and held on from there … Blythewood’s offensive go-to guys have been Wilds (291 yards rushing, 5 TDs), Young (348 passing yards, 4 scoring throws) and receivers Morgan Evans (9-124-1) and Damar Hall (8-153-1) … On defense, Harrison Goins has 19 tackles, including four TFL and two sacks..
RNE notes: The Cavaliers are off to a 0-2 start for the first time since 1983 … Last week, RNE faltered 33-20 against Hartsville, yielding 445 yards to the Red Foxes. Ironically, RNE’s three-game average defensive yield is 445 yards. Improvement on defense, in other words, is a must … Veteran quarterback Kersean Wilson has been the man on the attack. Wilson leads the team in rushing (160 yards, three touchdowns) and is 23-for-35 passing for 247 yards and two TDs.
Series history: Richland Northeast is the only Richland 2 team Blythewood has played every year since its varsity debut in 2006. Moreover, the Bengals are 3-0 against the Cavaliers.