High School Sports

Football: Sumter at Spring Valley

Site: Harry Parone Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Sumter notes: The Gamecocks (4-1) overcame a glut of turnovers on a wet field to hand host Greenwood a 10-0 lass last week. The Sumter defense allowed just 182 yards while posting its second shutout in as many weeks. The last time Sumter pulled off back-to-back shutouts was in 1991 (when it had three straight whitewashings) … The lone Gamecocks touchdown came on a 14-yard screen pass from Stephen Curtis to fullback Shawn Armstong on a fourth-and-14 play in the first quarter. Kicker booted a 29-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. The defense was so good, Roderick McDowell’s meager 69 yards rushing and no points hardly mattered … McDowell has 638 yards and eight touchdowns on 89 carries, seven receptions for 127 yards and one score and 910 all purpose yards on the books. Curtis has hit 40 of 70 passes for 688 yards and eight TDs. Travis Fredimon has nine catches for 195 yards and four scores … Linebacker Quinn McClendon leads the team with 47 tackles and Timmy Rogers is second with 44 stops. McClendon had seven tackles for loss and three sacks, while Rogers has three TFL and three sacks. Kevin Sinkler has picked off three enemy aerials.

Spring Valley notes: The Vikings (0-5) took a 7-0 lead just 16 seconds into the game last Friday at Hartsville, but the host Red Foxes stole the show the rest of the way en route to a 41-10 win … Spring Valley, which has lost 17 straight games, finished with 131 yards rushing and 114 passing, but again had trouble finding the end zone. The Vikings have scored just 38 points to date … Hartsville rolled up 418 yards on the ground, and finished with 550 yards of total offense ... Jordan Jenkins has 226 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 54 carries. Joe Cunningham is 44for-114 passing for 478 yards and two scores. Receiver Jordan Giles has been outstanding with 29 catches for 406 yards and two TDs ... Marcus Harland leads the defense with 47 tackles.

Series history: The Gamecocks have won 22 of the previous 33 meetings, including a 61-27 romp a year ago. Sumter’s point total last season was highest ever allowed by a Spring Valley team.

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