Site: Blythewood Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.
Blythewood notes: The Bengals bounced back from two straight losses to keep the upper hand in their series vs. Richland 2 district rival Richland Northeast. Blythewood did a major defensive number on the potent Cavaliers in a 12-7 win. The Bengals are 3-0 all-time vs. RNE … The Blythewood defense limited the Cavs to 181 total net yards, an average of just 2.9 yards per play and did not yield an offensive touchdown … The offense managed only 94 yards, but it was enough … The Bengals built a 6-0 lead in the field half on two field goals by Aaron Mayes (32 and 37 yards). Then, after RNE went ahead 7-6 with 9:16 left in the fourth quarter on a 42-yard punt by Kenny Upshaw and a PAT kick by Daniel Passament, Blythewood out together a seven-play, 57-yard scoring drive that ended with an 18-yard scoring run by C.J. Edwards with 2:57 to go … Richard Thomas led the stellar defensive performance with 11 tackles. Tre Minor, Curtis Hill and Torrence Daniel had nine tackles apiece. Hill’s haul included three TFL. Justin Anderson chipped in seven tackles, including two TFL … Tevin Lowry had a fumble recovery and a return of 40 yards, and Russell Taylor picked off a RNE pass.
Dutch Fork notes: The Silver Foxes (1-2) were on the receiving end of a pretty good defensive performance by Ridge View in a 22-7 loss last week. DF opened with an 80-yard scoring drive in the first quarter, but never located the end zone again … Tavarris Counts and Justin Suber have been the Foxes’ offensive mainstays to date. Counts has 211 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 37 carries and is the top receiver, as well, with 15 catches for 126 yards. Quarterback Suber is 32-for-67 passing for 293 yards and one and has run for 147 yards and two TDs … Junior linebacker Marshall Williams has a team-high 21 tackles, one interception and one sack. Senior linebacker T.J. Cayruth is next with 19 tackles.
Series history: Friday’s game is the first-ever football clash of the Bengals and Silver Foxes.