High School Sports

Game of the week: Mid-Carolina vs. Chapin

7:30 tonight, Cecil Woolbright Field, Chapin

PLAYMAKERS

Rebels (3-1) | Clarence Turner, RB. The junior turned in a terrific performance against Pelion last week with 192 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He has 381 rushing yards in four games.

Eagles (4-0) | Victor Frick, RB. Frick is a multi-talented threat; he caught a touchdown pass and ran for a score last week against Newberry while leading Chapin in receptions.

THREE STORYLINES

GAME OF CONTRASTS | Chapin features a quick-strike offense. Mid-Carolina counters with a slower, grind-it-out attack. The Rebels will aim to control the clock and keep the ball from Chapin's potent offense.

SEEING YELLOW | Mid-Carolina has been penalty-happy this season, averaging eight infractions for 85 yards a game. The Rebels were penalized 125 yards last week. Chapin's discipline under coach Scott Earley appears to give it the edge here.

IN GOOD HANDS | Mid-Carolina has cut down on its number of turnovers from the same point last season. The Rebels had two turnovers last week in a win over Pelion and likely can afford no more than that if they are to beat Chapin.

CHATTERBOX

"This is a tremendous rivalry and has been for years. We are only separated by 15 miles. They are very good." - Louie Alexander, Mid-Carolina coach

"This is one of those in-the-trenches games that's won in the weight room. We've been in the weight room since May 1. They've been in it forever. I'm very concerned about the false sense of security at Chapin High."- Scott Earley, Chapin coach

THE PICK

CHAPIN 27, MID-CAROLINA 16 | Chapin is playing with confidence and boasts an offense that is averaging 29.5 points a game. The Eagles have won the past five games in the series, and their is no reason to believe they won't make it six.

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