Site: Blythewood Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.
South Pointe notes: Graduation hit the Stallions hard after last season state title run in Class 4A Division II, but South Pointe has rebuilt quickly. The Stallions (6-2, 2-0) have won five in a row after getting off to a halting, 1-2 start this season … SP may not be quite as explosive on offense this time around, but the Stallions are still potent enough to give any defensive coordinator some sleepless nights … The big difference is South Points is more of a passing team this fall. Quarterback Corey Rawls is 87-for-154 passing for 1,230 yards and 10 touchdowns. Rawls is also a running threat with 361 yards and three TDs on the books. The balanced runni game also features Quinten Darby (74-498-10) and Cece Jones (65-344-5). The receiving corps is balanced as well – Tay Hicklin (19-265-1), Montay Crockett (17-244-2), Desmond McCrorey (17-232-2), Lekeenan Mobley (14-222-3).
Blythewood notes: The Bengals (7-1, 2-0) are also riding a five-game winning streak after falling 35-34 to Crestwood in their third game of the season … Last week, Blythewood scored a 23-13 Region 4-4A road win at Lancaster as Brandon Wilds ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Daniel hit connected on 14 of 24 passes for 182 yards and one TD … In the process, Wilds became the first BHS running back to crack the 1,000-yard mark in a single season. He now has 1,088 yards and 13 TDs on the books. He also has four 100-yard games this season – another single season school record … The Bengals defense has come up with key fourth-quarter plays in both of their region wins to date. Evan Lanford’s interception secured a 21-17 decision against Spring Valley. Last week, Tre Minor’s tackle on a fourth-and-goal run fron the Blythewood 2-yard line doomed Lancaster’s comeback hopes.
Series history: South Pointe was an easy 44-0 winner in the first meeting of the teams last season. The two expansion schools debuted as varsity programs in 2006 and already have state championship banners. Blythewood was the Class 3A state champion in its amazing inaugural campaign, while South Pointe emerged as the 4A Division II winner a year ago. The teams squared off on the junior varsity level in 2005.