High School Sports

Football: Spring Valley at Lexington

Site: WildCat Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Spring Valley notes: A year ago, the Vikings suffered through a 0-11 season, but the Vikings were at least competitive most of the time - dropping several close decisions along the way … Spring Valley is off to a bad start again with two blowout losses by identical 43-0 scores … The Vikings will be looking to avoid matching a school record for consecutive shutout setbacks this week at Lexington’s new, on-campus stadium.

Lexington notes: The Wildcats (2-0) passed a major test last week in Greenwood, rallying from a 19-0 first-quarter deficit to stun the host Eagles at Pinky Babb Stadium, 34-25 … The key to the turnaround was a 99-yard kickoff return that got Lexington on the board at 3:01 of the first quarter. From there, the Wildcats’ time-consuming running attack and a revitalized defense took control. Lexington put together two, decisive second-half scoring drives that lasted more than 13 minutes combined … Greenwood had 195 of its 237 rushing years in the first quarter … Anthony Carden, who has 73 yards on 27 carries vs. Greenwood, has 281 yards and seven touchdowns on 59 carries to date, and has yet to be tackled for a loss. Quarterback Trad Hunter has 181 yards rushing and 74 yards passing … Wigfall has returned kickoffs for scores in each of the first two games … Derreck Tisdale lead Lexington with 12 tackles, while Xavier Salley and Brad Makins have 10 stops apiece. Bradley Moore leads the team with three tackles for loss.

Series history: Spring Valley enjoys an overall 19-10 series lead, but Lexington has been much more competitive vs. the Vikings in recent years. The Wildcats won 21-14 last year and have a 6-5 advantage since 1997.

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