High School Sports

Football: Mid-Carolina at Columbia

Site: Lon Armstrong Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.Note: This game was originally scheduled to be played Thursday at Memorial Stadium.

Columbia notes: The Capitals dumped Richland 1 district foe Dreher 21-6 last week in Ky Tyler’s debut at quarterback. Columbia (3-0) has won 14 straight regular season games … Damario Jeffrey, who is now being shuffled between receiver, running back and quarterback on offense, ripped off an 89-yard scoring run and finished with 172 yards rushing on 14 carries. Columbia rolled up 409 yards on the ground. Senior lineman Demytrio Willis (6-1, 276) played a key role with seven knockdown blocks and a 91% grade for the game … Junior defensive end Mychal Brown led the defensive effort that limited the Blue Devils to 112 total offensive yards. Brown had 11 tackles, two tackles for loss and two sacks. He has 25 tackles and four sacks to date. Jeffrey had five tackles, one for loss … Jeffrey is up to 283 yards rushing, and is averaging 14.2 yards per carry … Chris Payne is the offensive leader with 492 yards rushing on 72 totes.

Mid-Carolina notes: The Rebels fell to 1-1 with a disappointing 17-14 loss to Midland Valley last week at home ... The M-C defense allowed the visiting Mustangs just lone scoring drive, but the Rebels special teams coughed up nine decisive points. Midland Valley had a 94-yard kickoff return in the first quarter after the offensive took the opening kickoff and drove the length of the field to take a 7-0 lead. The two other points came on a bad snap in punt formation that resulted in a safety … Malcome Jones has played well on defense with 12 tackles, including three tackles for loss.

Series history: The teams resume a series that ran from 1998 to 2001. Columbia won the most recent outing to even things up at 2-2. The last two games were decided by identical 7-6 scores – Columbia won by that count in 2001 after Mid-Carolina escaped with a 1-point win the season before.

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