LEXINGTON vs. SUMMERVILLE
Site: Memorial Stadium/John McKissick Field. Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Lexington notes: Shaq Roland leads the state in scoring with 206 points, but his eight points at the end of last week’s game were the most important of the season. Roland’s late touchdown and two-point conversion allowed the Wildcats (9-3) to escape with a 22-21 Class 4A Division I win over Boiling Springs at home last week Roland has 724 yards rushing and 22 TDs, 61 receptions for 1,082 yards and 10 TDs and 723 kick return yards and one TD and 33 total touchdowns on his junior year resume Roland isn’t the only weapon in Lexington’s offensive arsenal. RB Kevin Miller has 1,701 yards and 20 TDs on 234 carries, not to mention 21 catches for 187 yards and one score. Freshman QB Will Hunter is 143-for-243 passing for 2,027 yards and 18 touchdowns with just seven interceptions. Jalen Cook (41-373-6) is another viable receiving option The big challenge this week will on defense against a potent Summerville attack.
Summerville notes: Lexington may have Shaq Roland, but the Green Wave (10-2) boast senior RB De’angelo Henderson, who amazingly has yet to be offered by any major college ... All Henderson has done to date is run for a state-high 2,292 yards and scored 29 touchdowns and 178 points (fourth in the state) Last week, Henderson bolted 73 yards for a touchdown on Summerville’s first offensive play against Blythewood. Henderson had 165 yards and three TDs on the board by the end of the first quarter, finishing with 266 yards on 32 totes Other Wave producers of note are QB Dalton Saunders (141-249-2526-22) and receivers Chris Williams and Cody Reese.
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Playoff history: The Wildcats are 14-31 in the state playoffs since 1970. Lexington’s one and only state title shot came in 2000 – a 31-24 loss to Dorman in the Big 16 finale Summerville and Lake View are the only teams in the state that have made the state playoff cut every season since 1970. The Wave has 70 postseason wins on the books – third on the all-time modern era list behind Lake View (78) and Blackville-Hilda (75). SHS has claimed seven state titles since 1970. Only Byrnes has earned more (9).