High School Sports

Football: Midland Valley at Dreher

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

Midland Valley notes: The Mustangs (3-3, 1-0) became a prime contender for the top prize in Region 5-3A championship after beating defending champion Airport 17-14 last week in the opening round of conference play … MV sent the game into extra time on a 7-yard scoring pass from Cameron Epting to Jesse Scott and a PAT kick by Brandon Watkins with 27 seconds left in regulation. Watkins’ 19-yard field goal was the only scoring in the two overtimes sessions … The Mustangs finished with 303 yards vs. Airport. Epting was 19-for-28 passing for 180 yards. Scott had six catches for 55 yards.

Dreher notes: The Blue Devils (1-5, 0-1) suffered a 35-0 loss to South Aiken in the 5-3A opener. It was the first shutout loss of the season for Dreher, which is averaging just 5.2 points in its five setbacks to date … Leonard Kennedy’s 84 yards rushing on 11 carries was the offensive highlight … Jabril Williams had 10 tackles on defense, while Justin Etheridge and Cad Jasper picked off SA passes … To date, Williams had 74 tackles and six sacks.

Series history: The series resumes after a two-season layoff. Midland Valley has a 6-4 lead, but Dreher won the two most recent encounters in 2004 and 2005.

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