Here are five things we learned this week in high school football:
1. Airport overcomes adversity. The Eagles have lost their starting quarterback to injury for the season, but athlete Josh Tucker is a great improviser at the position. This week, the Eagles showed their team speed on defense in the close win against A.C. Flora.
2. Blythewood roster is deep. The Bengals took on a tough Irmo team this past Friday night, and, with their starting running back out, sophomore Kyle Right rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown to propel the Bengals offense. This team is loaded and has depth.
3. Lexington can win with defense. Much has been said about the offensive prowess the Wildcats have showcased in the past two weeks, but few are talking about the defense. The Wildcats come up with big stops when they need them, and players such as Nick Graves, Trey Mitchell, and Erick Ricker are playmakers.
4. White Knoll is a region contender. Quietly, the Timberwolves are taking care of business. They beat much-improved Lugoff-Elgin by two scores, and this team, while not flashy, is playing well on both sides of the ball and has to be considered a contender for the Region 5-4A crown.
5. Ridge View defense awakes. The offense has been on fire all season, but Thursday night, against an explosive South Florence team, the Blazers held their opponents to 14 points. This team is going to make the race in Region 4-4A interesting.