High School Sports

Football: Lancaster at Blythewood

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

Lancaster notes: The Bruins (5-2, 0-1) received a cold dose of reality last week against South Pointe in the Region 4-4A opener. Lancaster managed just 71 offensive yards in the 43-7 loss to the undefeated Stallions … The Bruins are in their second year under coach Bennie McMurray, a Lancaster native, who had a long, successful stay at Lewisville before “retiring” to coach in North Carolina for a few seasons … Running back Jamias Clark had 126 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 22 carries in the Bruins’ most recent win – a 30-0 decision vs. Nation Ford on Oct. 3.

Blythewood notes: The Bengals are 2-0 in homecoming games, and hope the trend continues this week … Blythewood (4-2, 1-0) beat Spring Valley 17-3 last week in the first meeting of the district rivals in the Bengals’ first Class 4A region game … After losing the first two outings of the season, allowing a combined total of 81 points, the Blythewood defense has made an amazing turnaround to spark a four-game winning streak. During the run, the unit has posted two shutouts and given up just 10 points. The Bengals have not surrendered an offensive touchdown since the fourth quarter of the Week 2 loss to Crestwood – a span of 195 minutes … C.J. Edwards had 113 yards on 27 carries and scored the only touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter (added a two-point conversion run) last week vs. Spring Valley … Senior Aaron Mayes kicked three field goals for the second time in his career, and has eight three-pointers this season. The last time Mayes hit three was in the Class 3A state championship game win over Timberland – including the title-clincher as time expired … The Bengals defense limited Spring Valley to 17 net rushing yards. Curtis Hill and Russell Taylor led the way with eigth tackles apiece. Hill’s bounty included three tackles for loss and one sack. Evan Lanford had one interception for the third game in a row top tie a school record.

Series history: The teams square off for the first time on Friday.

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