Spring Valley vs. Lexington
Site: Harry Parone Stadium.
Game notes: Spring Valley improved to 2-0 with a 51-7 triumph against Clover. The Vikings have piled up 78 points to date while allowing only 13. To date, John Miller and Cameron Wells have three touchdown runs apiece. Miller is the leading rusher with 145 yards on 20 carries. Chaz Tallant (17 tackles), Josh Harlan (15 tackles, 3 TFL) and Christian Miller (14 tackles, 2 TFL) are the defensive leaders Lexington (0-2) is coming off a 27-6 loss to Blythwood. Grays Chumley accounted for the bulk of the Wildcat attack, running for 84 yards on 17 carries. Lexington’s offensive net was 228 yards.
Series history: Lexington’s wild 63-44 win last year was the highest scoring game in the series, but Spring Valley still enjoys a 20-13 all-time edge against the Wildcats.
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Rock Hill vs. Dutch Fork
Site: District 3 Stadium.
Game notes: Dutch Fork beat Fort Mill 35-14 to even the slate at 1-1. Balance was evident in the Silver Foxes attack. DF finished with 201 yards rushing, 188 passing. QB Derek Olenchuk was 10-for-20 passing for 144 yards and picked up 17 yards on his only running attempt. Jordan Berry had seven receptions for 147 yards, and teamed up with Drew Williams on a 48-yard scoring play. Lane Ecton had a big game on defense with nine tackles, one interception and one forced fumble Rock Hill (1-1) also evened its record with a win last week. Brandon Crouch set the tone in a 34-13 win at Conway with a 70-yard punt return for the first score of the game.
Series history: The teams square off for the first time on Friday.
Fort Mill vs. Ridge View
Site: Bob Jones Stadium.
Game notes: Ridge View improved to 2-0 with a 47-30 win over Lancaster. QB Nolan Randolph connected on 15 of 23 passes for 213 yards and three touchdowns. The senior also had one scoring run. Gary Bradshaw darted for 139 yards and one TD on 25 carries. Tre’von Howell and Tyric Robinson had big receiving games. Howell had six catches for 115 yards and two scores, while Robinson hauled in five passes for 70 yards and one touchdown. Ren McNeil (11 tackles, 2 TFL), Will Samuel (10 tackles), Curtis Bey (2.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks) and Tavaris Anderson (9 tackles) were the leaders on defense Fort Mill (1-1) is coming off a 35-14 loss to Dutch Fork. The Yellow Jackets produced 301 yards on the attack, but were plagued by mistakes – two turnovers, three sacks.
Series history: The Blazers scored a 27-7 win last season for their fourth straight win in the series. Fort Mill swept two region games in Ridge View’s first two varsity seasons (1996-97).
Irmo vs. Greenwood
Site: W.C. Hawkins Stadium.
Game notes: Irmo (0-2) makes its home debut in the wake of a bye week. Bryce Fashaw has been the Yellow Jackets most consistent offensive player so far, ringing up 213 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries. Receiver Andre Jamison has just three catches, but the net is 104 yards and two touchdowns. Trey Suber has thrown two passes, and both have ended up as touchdowns. William Elm is the top hit man on defense with 21 total tackles The Yellow Jackets demanding non-region schedule continues against the 2-0, Class 4A third-ranked Eagles. Greenwood is fresh from an impressive 21-14 road win against No. 8 Dorman. RB Lorenzo Mathis had 126 yards and one touchdown in the first half, but did not play after intermission. QB Evin Sims had Greenwood two decisive scores in the second half.
Series history: The series resumes after a 21-year pause. Irmo prevailed in the first five clashes (1975-84), but the Eagles responded with a run of 10 straight wins (1985-91).
White Knoll vs. Carolina Forest
Site: The Wolf Den.
Game notes: White Knoll (2-1) earned a 20-0 decision over Airport last week. Quinn Jones and Lamar Ray did the heavy work offensively. Jones ran for 103 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries. Ray had 49 yards rushing and two TD runs. On defense, Zac Collins (15 total tackles, 11 solos, 2 TFL) an Malcolm Ford (2 interceptions) headlined the White Knoll shutout effort on defense Carolina Forest downed St. James 29-15 last week for its first win in three tries.
Series history: Friday’s game marks the start of a new series.
West Florence vs. Lugoff-Elgin
Site: Florence Memorial Stadium.
Game notes: Lugoff-Elgin dropped to 0-2 with a 51-13 loss to Nation Ford last week in its home opener. The Demons have yet to force the opposition to punt. That pretty much sums up L-E's early-season plight. The Demons did manage to gain 195 yards on the ground, but the defense continued to struggle. Nation Ford’s Dalton Helms threw for 254 and five touchdowns West Florence (1-1) is coming off a tough 21-14 loss to Myrtle Beach.
Series history: West Florence ended a three-game skid against the Demons with a 30-0 win last year. The Knights lead the series by a 7-3 margin.