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Hurry, hurry! Step right up, folks!

Step right up, my friends. Purchase your ticket for the best game on earth. If God made anything better than football, he took it to Heaven with him. The thrills. The spills. The unexpected. The blowouts. The upsets. The colors. The big plays. Yes, my friends, enter the big top and hold on tight. It’s going to be another good ride. High Barry school footByers ball 2010. The Herald Step up and see the nation’s top player, a monster of a man at South Pointe, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. He’s 6-5, 250 pounds and runs a 4.5 40. He has drawn the attention and has offers from most of the Division I coaches who have stopped by the school to chat him up. Look toward the sky at the

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flying circus known as the Air Raid offense at Northwestern. Start a pool. Guess the highest number of passes Justin Worley throws in a single game. He holds every school passing record and several state records. In two years as the starter, he has passed for 8,007 yards and 92 TDs. And on another stage, we have the Clover Blue Eagles magic show. Who has the ball? When will coach Jet Turner call a trick play? Has he put in any new ones? A great show. A fun show. Gotta stop by and see it. Enter the room of mirrors and place your wagers on the Rock Hill Bearcats. What you want to see is what you want to believe. The Bearcats went 11-0 last year but lost in the first round of the playoffs to an underdog Spartanburg team. Can the Bearcats reload after graduating so many talented seniors? Look closely into the mirrors and decide. Check out the siblings, Nation Ford and Fort Mill. They were split three years

ago and the results, records in this case, have been less than impressive. Both are happy to finally be apart and look for better times this year. Step up and gaze into the crystal ball, get your fortune told. Find out how York will do. A new coach, Mike Propst, a new high school, a beautiful football stadium with field turf, 12 sophomores expected to start. Will the hot dogs still be the best in the area? Look closely. Will the Cougars start a new era on the upside? Don’t miss the elephant show. The Chester Cyclones are continuing their tradition of huge offensive linemen. They will depend on what’s happening up front. With Clemson-bound QB Tony McNeal and RBs Julius Pendergrass (Kentucky) and Brett Minter riding on the backs of their giants, expect big things. The Lewisville Lions have already faced their share of adversity, losing a beloved teammate and a popular cheerleader. But the losses

should make the team stronger because they will be playing in honor of the two friends who passed away. Also catch the quickchange show featuring the Indian Land Warriors. They moved up to Class AA this year and into a very strong region. Will they complete the change with minimal problems? They have the speed and athletes to do it. And let’s not forget about the dancing bear show, featuring the Lancaster Bruins; the house of horrors occupied by the Great Falls Red Devils; and the gutsy show put on by the Westminster Catawba Indians. Yes. Step right up. Enter at your own risk. But keep in mind, you won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget to pick up some popcorn and a drink. Football season is back in town and it’s the “Greatest Show on Earth.’’ Barry Byers ● 329-4099 bbyers@heraldonline.com

PRESEASON POLLS Barry Byers’ preseason top 10 football polls. Please see the high school football page in the sports section each Wednesday for updates. Class AAAA 1. Gaffney 2. Northwestern 3. Dorman 4. Byrnes 5. Goose Creek 6. North Augusta 7. Summerville 8. Stratford 9. Clover 10. Irmo Last year’s champions: Class AAAA Division I: Dorman Class AAAA Division II: Berkeley Two to watch: Rock Hill, Irmo Skinny: Division I has become the battleground for Byrnes and Dorman the last few years. Both got to the Division I championship last year, and Dorman beat its rival. Count on both challenging this year. But pick Region 3-AAAA’s Gaffney to win it all behind talented QB DeEdward Burris. Region 3-AAAA is loaded with good teams, so another from the family, Northwestern, should make its third straight trip to the DII title game and bring home the gold this year. Goose Creek will be a speed bump, but the Trojans are going to score in bunches and always play good defense. BB’s state champ picks: DI — Gaffney; DII — Northwestern Class AAA 1. Berkeley 2. South Pointe 3. Myrtle Beach 4. Clinton 5. Chester 6. Marlboro County 7. Daniel 8. Greer 9. Fairfield Central 10. Crestwood Last year’s champion: Clinton Two to watch: Greenville, Airport Skinny: As far as the competition level goes, most Class AAA teams that get to the second of their five playoff rounds can play with any team in the state. Clinton, last year’s champ, seems to always be near the top as are Myrtle Beach and Daniel. But it just got tougher. Defending Class AAAA Division II state champ Berkeley and South Pointe, which won the same title in 2008, were moved down to Class AAA. Add those two to the mix and you have the makings of

one of the best postseasons in state history. BB’s state champ pick: Berkeley Class AA 1. Batesburg-Leesville 2. Dillon 2. Central 4. Manning 5. Lake City 6. Strom Thurmond 7. Belton-Honea Path 8. Timberland 9. Woodruff 10. Columbia Last year’s champion: Dillon Two others to watch: Chesnee, Pendleton Skinny: Can Dillon repeat? Don’t think so. The best two guesses are for Batesburg-Leesville to take it all, with Central and Dillon close behind. This is the most wide open classification and any of its top 10 teams, maybe as deep as the top 12, could win. Lake City could be the spoiler. BB’s state champ pick: Batesburg-Leesville Class A 1. Abbeville 2. Chesterfield 3. Williston-Elko 4. Bamberg-Ehrhardt 5. Lamar 6. Blackville-Hilda 7. Calhoun County 8. Allendale-Fairfax 9. C.E. Murray 10. Ware Shoals Last year’s champions: Class A Division I: Chesterfield Class A Division II: Williston-Elko Two others to watch: Great Falls, Ninety Six Skinny: Division I has been ruled by coach Steve Taneyhill’s Chesterfield Rams. Could happen again this season, but a wrench has been thrown into the mix. Class AA powerhouse Abbeville dropped down and should be the Rams’ top obstacle to winning a fourth straight championship. And keep an eye on Lamar, Bamberg-Ehrhardt and Calhoun County. The pick here is for Williston-Elko to repeat in Division II. Lake View, Blackville-Hilda and Scott’s Branch will challenge. BB’s state champ picks: DI — Abbeville; DII — Williston-Elko

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Jimmy “Moose” Wallace, 271-83 career record ■ Home field: District Three Stadium, 9,000 capacity ■ Region: 3-AAAA ■ Last year: 9-6, 5-0 region ■ Assistant coaches: Mike Biddix, DC; Ray McCleod, LB; Ernie Hughes, OLB; Bobby Page, DB; Wardall Rouse, LB; Kyle Richardson, OC/QB; Mitch Walters, RB; Tom Turner, OL; Bubba Pittman, WR; Tim Sawyer, WR; Morris Dickson, OL ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 9-2, 4-1 region

SCHEDULE Aug. 28 Sept. 3 Sept. 9 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 * Region games

South Pointe York Ridge View Blythewood at Nation Ford at North Augusta at Spartanburg at Lancaster Clover Gaffney at Rock Hill

4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.*

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Northwestern quarterback Justin Worley works with his receivers during a recent practice.

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SCOUTING REPORT

“We have a good nucleus coming back and a good group of seniors. We must develop solid depth at all positions. We must remain healthy and avoid key injuries. Hopefully our kicking game will improve. We had a great off season.” — Jimmy “Moose” Wallace

OFFENSE

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Air Trojans is ready to take off again and, based on last season, the runway is wide open. Senior QB Justin Worley committed to Tennessee and is back. He passed for 4,366 yards and 42 TDs last season. WR Robert Joseph is back after setting a single-game state record with 22 catches last season and the mark for catches in a season with 155. Stewart Hunt also returns at WR. Also back are OL starters Stephen Nance and Chad Burris.

This side of the ball is going to be hard to penetrate. Back are major college recruits Gerald Dixon and Rod Byers on the DL. The most veteran part of the team is the secondary, where Josh Shelton, Lamar Mitchell and Nick Cousar return. Collins Mauldin gives the Trojans three starters back on the DL. Opponents will have a problem deciding which DL to double-team or run away from.

Where to start? The Trojans started 1-5 last year and then caught fire on the way to their second straight Class AAAA Division II state championship game. They could make it three straight with the starters coming back, but there are some questions. The defense will be front and center early. That’s because the offensive line has one starter back. Only two WRs are back, and who will be the RB/SB out of the backfield? Should be interesting.

TROJANS ROSTER No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16

Name Ryan Maddux Jacob Alvarez Nicholas Cousar Matt Turney Montrece Kennedy BJ Boyd Lamar Mitchell Alvin McClure Kenneth Mitchell Stewart Hunt Seth Miller LaBrecton Love Hunter Padgett Jeffrey Long Reggie Anderson

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Ht. 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-1 5-11 6-0 5-7 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-1 5-8 5-9 5-10 5-7

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Yr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 33

Justin Worley Hamp Wright Bun Lim Marcus Marshall Lathomas Long Devonte Gibson Devon Baxter Charles Heath Josh Shelton Delvieon McCleod O’Daryl DavisDouglas Keenan Orr Tony Porter AJ McCoy Diamond Miller

QB QB OLB RB RB OLB WR LB DB WR DB

6-5 5-11 5-7 5-10 5-10 5-10 6-2 5-9 5-8 5-6 5-11

195 160 168 165 172 173 148 185 155 140 160

Sr. So. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So.

WR WR RB RB

6-0 5-11 5-7 5-5

158 175 160 160

Jr. Sr. So. So.

34 35 39 40 41 42 44 45 46 47 48 49 51 52 53 54

TyDerrick Robinson Orlantrez Snipes Gage Miller William Ray Sanquez Holmes Dimario Evans Reuben Walker Dee Hardin Ian Walker Quan McConnell Jesse Lewis JJ Hicks Franklin Thompson Garrison Gist Johnta Douglas Ben Crump

LB OLB WR DB LB RB OLB DB DB DB WR LB LB OL LB OL

5-7 5-8 5-7 5-6 5-9 5-8 5-11 5-8 5-9 6-2 5-11 5-8 5-9 5-8 6-1 6-1

183 181 164 164 185 190 175 150 140 160 150 180 200 219 196 200

Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr.

55 56 57 58 61 62 66 68 71 72 75 76 77 78 79 80

Pat Crump Antwoine Hope Jordan Lowery Alex Clamp Nick Dakes Zach Tate Collin Bryant Chase Robinson Steven Nance Christian White Dalton Adkins Chad Burris John Joas Jordan Cooper JT Thompson Brandon Lewis

OL DL LB OL K OL K OL OL OL OL OL OL OL LS WR

6-1 6-1 5-7 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-0 5-9 5-10

232 202 170 190 160 210 175 183 295 261 190 303 256 285 175 145

Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

81 84 85 86 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

James Smith Rontavious McClure Cody Craven Robert Joseph Linwood Sims Maurice Hunt Rod Byers Briston Gordon Gerald Dixon Jo Burns Trevor Smith Antonio Johnson Wesley Hall Andre Wade Collins Mauldin Rayquan Steele

K WR WR WR DB WR DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL DL

5-5 6-5 5-9 5-9 5-11 5-10 6-5 5-11 6-3 5-9 5-8 6-3 5-9 5-11 6-1 6-5

135 190 145 153 155 140 270 185 282 275 230 200 230 212 225 345

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Sr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

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Everywhere you look, there’s talent on the field By Karl Lyles

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Two down, many more to come. Local high school players are being courted by some of the nation’s best college coaches. From quarterback and defensive end to receiver and kicker, the rosters of local teams list players that likely will play on Saturdays and Sundays for years to come. Two players already have made their picks. First, we learned of Chester High School quarterback Tony McNeal, who verbally committed to play at Clemson. Then, Northwestern QB Justin Worley announced his commitment to Tennessee. That still leaves Northwestern’s Rod Byers and Gerald Dixon. We still don’t know about South Pointe’s Gerald Dixon. And everyone who cares about high school and college football in these parts are waiting to hear where Stallions’ defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will play. Clowney, rated the nation’s best high school player by several recruiting services, has the attention of all the big schools. South Pointe coach Bobby Carroll describes Clowney in detail; 6-foot-6, 250-pounder with linebacker speed and a 36-inch vertical leap. He runs a 4.49-second 40-yard sprint. He’s agile and flexible. Carroll saw Clowney as a 6-3 freshman and knew he had a chance to be a special player. “I never thought he’d be a No.1 recruit in the country,” Carroll said. “I have coached four players that have gone to the NFL and two that are in the SEC now. Good Lord willing, Jadeveon will be in the NFL one day.” Carroll said more than 90 college coaches have inquired about Clowney. All the coaches agree; Clowney is that good. Northwestern football coach Jimmy Wallace knows the recruiters’ needs and has a system in place that helps both the player and the college. A transcript, a resume and a DVD are readily available to colleges interested in his players. Wallace estimates 200 DVDs have gone out of his office this spring and summer. Chester’s Anthony Sterling is in his first season as head coach and third year with the Cyclones’ football team. He and former coach Maurice Flowers have churned out great football players. Chester has produced as many Division I college players than any local school the last three years. We cannot overlook South Pointe kicker Landon Ard, Northwestern wide receiver Robert Joseph, Chester running back Julius Pendergrass or Rock Hill wide receiver Kirob Sims. The Herald-area high school football teams have long provided a bountiful harvest for colIege football recruiters. Year after year they come into the area trying to lure our best players to their football stadiums. Shane Beamer is an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at South Carolina. The York/Chester/Lancaster area “is as good as anywhere when you talk about talent level and the quality of coaches,” Beamer said. “And it’s only getting better.” There are 35, or more, local players set to play football for Division I colleges in 2010. The schools range from Buffalo, N.Y., to Birmingham, Ala. This year, 10 or more local players could sign Division I football scholarships. “Players get on the radar early. We identify kids as freshmen and sophomores,” Beamer said. “We start inviting them to camps and get them to our stadium; that’s the name of the game.” That persistence has paid off for the Gamecocks the last couple years. They have seven local players on the roster this season. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore and safety DeVonte Holloman are sophomores. They helped lead South Pointe to a state title in 2008. Receiver Tori Gurley graduated from Rock Hill, kicker Spencer Lanning and cornerback Marty Markett played at York, cornerback C.C. Whitlock was a Chester Cyclone and free safety Jared Shaw played at Fort Mill. Jeff Scott is the recruiting coordinator for Clemson. He has a leg up on the 2011 class by getting McNeal. Scott says the talented players are a direct result of the quality of coaching that exists here. “That area of the state has great high school coaches; some of the best in the state,” Scott said. “It is an area we definitely concentrate on. Those players are brought up in good systems.” Clemson is spending time with rising juniors now with most of the The Herald

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South Pointe’s Jadeveon Clowney is just one of the area stars listed on many Division I college wish lists.

senior recruiting complete. Scott said the Tigers are looking at six to eight junior players in the York/Chester/Lancaster area. Two local standouts are playing for the Tigers this season: Rock Hill safety Jonathan Meeks and Chester offensive lineman Kalon Davis. From Chester, n addition to Davis and Whitlock, you will find R.J.

Canty at North Carolina A&T, Airean McCree at Jackson State, Troy Sanders at Appalachian State, Marquis Coleman and Terrell Springs at Alabama-Birmingham, Gene McCaskill at Kentucky, C.J. Turner at Wofford and Fred Lee at Buffalo. Karl Lyles ● 329-4032 SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Joe Montgomery, 249-132 career record ■ Home field: District Three Stadium, 9,000 capacity ■ Region: 3-AAAA ■ Last year: 11-1, 5-0 ■ Assistant coaches: Kirkley Russell, Al Hooker, Chris Bates, Joey Fowler, Jym Jollie, Mike Martin, Sam Betz, Gerald Dixon, Jason Winstead, Carl Startsman, Steve Wilson, James Stroman, Eric Rollings, Andrew Williams, Kenneth Proctor, Arby Jones, Travis Ashley. ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 8-3, 3-2 region

SCHEDULE Aug. 27 Sept. 2 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 * Region game

Greer Nation Ford York at South Pointe at Blythewood at Ridge View Lancaster at Gaffney Spartanburg at Clover Northwestern

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.*

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Rock Hill players work on drills during a recent practice.

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SCOUTING REPORTS

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WR Kirob Sims is the only starter back on the offensive side of the ball. Montgomery has stressed the need for his team to be consistent, whether it’s throwing or running the ball. The coach says they can air it out as well as they can grind it but the Bearcats are probably a little more run now than throw. Rock Hill has two QBs: Kenterius Hinton is a runner and Corey Wessinger is a thrower. Montgomery said whichever one ends up being the starting quarterback will dictate a little of what the Bearcats do offensively.

Rock Hill returns three starters: S Dre Williams, DT Thomas Perry and DT Mitchell Jeter. The defense is not as big as last year’s team but still has speed. Montgomery said defense is about attitude, effort, and desire. So long as those traits are in place, the Bearcats will be okay.

The teams’ biggest strength is speed. Its biggest concern is experience. The lack of experience translates into not being able to switch plays at the line of scrimmage, and an inability to make quick adjustments on the field. Region 3-AAAA is by far the strongest in the state and every game will take on a playoff atmosphere.

“Our expectation is to win our region and we’ve done all the work in previous years to do that. We’ve done it before and that’s our expectation. We have speed on both sides of the ball. What we don’t have is experience and it will take a little bit of time for those kids to gain experience. Once they do, we’ll be a better football team. I see us progressing strongly as the year goes on.” — Joe Montgomery

BEARCATS ROSTER No. 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17

Name William Killian Justin McClure Kenterius Hinton Davion Coleman Joe Perry Arthur Heyward Corey Wessinger De’Breon Crockett Henry Davis Micah Burklin Jamal Jones Dre Williams Andy Lavender Drik Young

Pos. DB REC QB DB TE RB QB REC REC K REC DB QB RB

Ht. 5-11 5-8 5-10 5-9 6-3 5-8 6-1 5-8 5-8 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-4 5-6

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Yr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. So. So.

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

Josh Erby Ira Truesdale Derell Bagley William Moffatt Dimonte Short Ira McDowell Trey Murdock Vantwan Mackey Jeffrey James John David Raad Melvin Gaither Josh Dennis Jonathan Adams Quai Anthony Keon Boulware

QB DB OLB RB OLB OLB REC LB OLB P LB DB RB WR OLB

6-1 5-10 5-8 5-8 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-0 5-6 6-2 5-8 5-8 5-8 6-0 5-10

170 175 160 190 180 180 150 176 140 200 205 150 170 170 150

So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. So. So. So. So.

33 34 36 38 40 41 42 43 44 46 50 52 53 54 55

Blake Patterson Robert Mills Deonte Fleming LaBrandon Kennedy Bishop Ashley Savion Thoms Christian Hamilton Zac Cunningham Quandry Johnson Drik Simpson Tate McDaniel John Vu Jonathan Schavey Johnny Kline Trey McCullough

LB DB OLB LB LB RB DL OLB DL RB DL DL DL OL OL

5-8 5-9 6-0 5-9 5-9 5-10 5-10 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-8 6-0 6-0 6-4

160 155 160 200 150 185 160 165 185 185 195 190 190 240 225

Jr. So. So. So. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

56 57 60 62 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74

A.J. McNeil Jeffrey Thompson Brandon Stokes Camilo Laverde Blake Blassingame Roman Donovan Jesus Roman Robbie Deaton Mitchell Jeter Nykee Hope Alex Rodriguez Luis Nunez Antavise Colvin Brad Sisson Terrance Miller

OL OL DL OL LS DL OL OL DL DL DL OL DL OL OL

6-3 5-9 5-9 5-9 6-3 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-0

230 205 200 245 180 220 215 240 210 220 210 215 205 190 185

Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. So. Jr.

75 76 79 80 81 82 84 86 87 88 89 90 91

Michael Croom Jared Ross Dylan Cornell Tre Thompson Jerry Montgomery James Porter Kirob Sims DeAndre Diary Jaleel Scott Sy’veon Howard Cam Lowery Thomas Perry Terrence Adams

LB DL OL WR WR WR WR TE WR WR WR DL DL

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180 210 330 140 160 150 215 215 175 150 160 230 220

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2010 WEEKLY HIGH SCHOOL BROADCAST SCHEDULE Date;Game;Time;Station Aug. 20 S o u t h Po i n t e v s . A F C R a n g e r ; 6 : 3 0 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 York vs. Lewisville;6:30 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Clover vs. South Point (N.C.);6:30 p.m.;FM107.1-HD2, wrhi.com Nation Ford vs. Forestview (N.C.);6:30 p.m.;FM107.1-HD3, wrhi.com Clover vs. South Point (N.C.);9:45 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Nation Ford vs. Forestview (N.C.);9:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Aug. 27 Fort Mill vs. Lugoff-Elgin;6 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Lancaster vs. Andrew Jackson;6 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Rock Hill vs. Greer;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD2, wrhi.com Clover vs. Ashbrook (N.C.);6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD3, wrhi.com Nation Ford vs. Great Falls;6 p.m.;wrhi.com Rock Hill vs. Greer;9:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Nation Ford vs. Great Falls;9:45 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Aug. 28 South Pointe vs. Nor thwestern;2:55 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Sept. 2 Rock Hill vs. Nation Ford;6:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Sept. 3 Northwestern vs. York;6 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 South Pointe vs. Independence (N.C.);6 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Clover vs. Forestview (N.C.);6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD2, wrhi.com Lancaster vs. Chester;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD3, wrhi.com Clover vs. Forestview (N.C.);9:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3

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Lancaster vs. Chester ;9:45 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Sept. 9 N o r t h we s t e r n v s . R i d g e V i ew ; 6 : 4 5 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Sept. 10 Rock Hill vs. York;6 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Fort Mill vs. Clover;6 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Nation Ford vs. Lewisville;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD3, wrhi.com Lancaster vs. Buford;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD2, wrhi.com Nation Ford vs. Lewisville;9:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Lancaster vs. Buford;9:45 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Sept. 16 South Pointe vs. Rock Hill (JV);6:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Sept. 17 Rock Hill vs. South Pointe;6 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 C l o v e r v s . Yo r k ; 6 p . m . ; F M 1 0 7 . 1 , FM107.com Nor thwestern vs. Blythewood;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD2, wrhi.com L a n c a s t e r v s . S p r i n g Va l l ey ; 6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD3, wrhi.com Fort Mill vs. Lewisville;6 p.m.;wrhi.com Nor thwester n vs. Blythewood;9:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 For t Mill vs. Lewisville;9:45 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Sept. 24 Rock Hill vs. Blythewood;6 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Clover vs. For t Walton Beach (Fla.);6 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com South Pointe vs. Spar tanburg;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD2, wrhi.com Nor thwestern vs. Nation Ford;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD3, wrhi.com Lancaster vs. Ridge View;6 p.m.;wrhi.com Fort Mill vs. Broome;6 p.m.;wrhi.com

Lancaster vs. Ridge View;9:45 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Fort Mill vs. Broome;9:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Oct. 1 N o r t h we s t e r n v s . N o r t h A u g u s t a ; 6 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 South Pointe vs. For t Mill;6 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Rock Hill vs. Ridge View;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD2, wrhi.com York vs. Chester;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD3, wrhi.com Lancaster vs. Blythewood;6 p.m.;wrhi.com Rock Hill vs. Ridge View;9:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Lancaster vs. Blythewood;9:45 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Oct. 8 South Pointe vs. Nation Ford;6 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Lancaster vs. Rock Hill;6 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Nor thwestern vs. Spar tanburg;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD2, wrhi.com Clover vs. Gaffney;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD3, wrhi.com Fort Mill vs. Chester;6 p.m.;wrhi.com York vs. Fairfield Central;6 p.m.;wrhi.com Nor thwestern vs. Spar tanburg;9:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 York vs. Fairfield Central;9:45 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Oct. 15 Rock Hill vs. Gaffney;6 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Northwestern vs. Lancaster;6 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com South Pointe vs. Fairfield Central;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD2, wrhi.com Clover vs. Spartanburg;6 p.m.;wrhi.com Fort Mill vs.York;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD3, wrhi.com Nation Ford vs. Chester;6 p.m.;wrhi.com South Pointe vs. Fairfield Central;9:45

p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 For t Mill vs. Yor k;9:45 p.m.;107.1, FM107.com Oct. 21 Rock Hill vs. Spartanburg;6:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Oct. 22 York vs. Nation Ford;6 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Clover vs. Northwestern;6 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com South Pointe vs. Chester ;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD2, wrhi.com Lancaster vs. Gaffney;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD3, wrhi.com Fort Mill vs. Fairfield Central;6 p.m.;wrhi.com Lancaster vs. Gaffney;9:45 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com South Pointe vs. Chester;9:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Oct. 29 Fort Mill vs. Nation Ford;6 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Rock Hill vs. Clover;6 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Yo r k vs. South Pointe;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD2, wrhi.com Nor thwestern vs. Gaffney;6 p.m.;FM107.1-HD3, wrhi.com Lancaster vs. Spartanburg;6 p.m.;wrhi.com Northwestern vs. Gaffney;9:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 York vs. South Pointe;9:45 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com Nov. 4 Nor thwestern vs. Rock Hill (JV);6:45 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Nov. 5 Northwestern vs. Rock Hill;6 p.m.;AM 1340, FM 94.3 Clover vs. Lancaster;6 p.m.;FM 107.1, FM107.com AAA State Playoffs;6 p.m.;TBA HD-high definition

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Rusty Jester, 218-136 career record ■ Home field: Falcons Stadium, 5,000 capacity ■ Region: 4-AAA ■ Last year: 3-8, 0-5 region ■ Assistant coaches: Offense — Joey White; Vic Sanders; Paul Richardson; Jessie Jacobs; Dwayne McClain. Defense — Michael Allen, Jamal Foster, Jim Guard, Wayne Richardson ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 6-4, 3-2 region

SCHEDULE Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 2 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 *Region game

Forestview (N.C.) Great Falls at Rock Hill at Lewisville Open Northwestern at Fairfield Central at South Pointe at Chester York Fort Mill

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 8 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.*

FROM THE COACH Jim Stratakos/jstratakos@heraldonline.com

Nation Ford players gather for their team picture.

SCOUTING REPORT

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

OVERVIEW

Jester is a QB coach and folks who like the air game are going to have fun watching the Falcons. Thomas Condron passed for close to 2,000 yards last season. His favorite targets, WRs Will Ford and Nick Damm, are back along with Jake Williams in the slot. J.J. McCullough is a strong runner who will keep teams geared for the pass off guard. And three OLs — T.J. Boyd, David Liotta and Corey Feely — are back.

It’s the same song on defense and it goes something like this: We can be good on defense. We have to be good on defense. It’s not that the Falcons don’t play hard. They have been a tad slower and a little smaller than most teams they’ve played since opening four years ago. Back are DBs Sean Potts-Harris and John Gislason, DLs Logan Daughtry and Mark Barber and LB Patrick Shropshire.

The Falcons have promise and a shot at their first winning season. Although Condron (5-9, 165) is not a big QB, he is a good leader and can move his team. If he catches fire emotionally as well as physically, it will likely rub off on his teammates and equate into wins. The offense has a chance to be good, but not enough that it can afford to get into scoring battles. The defense will need to slow opponents and give the offense a chance to win.

“We have continued to grow. Athletically, we are much better this year, but confidence is still an issue. Success early could really make a difference. Our kids worked hard in the offseason and it’s time to start benefitting from it. To have success, we must get better defensively.”

— Rusty Jester

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Name J.J. McCullough Dijuan Ussery Wells Cameron Sean Potts-Harris Nick Damm Juan Galeano

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Pos. RB FB/S QB CB WR RB

Ht. 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-6

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Wt. 220 155 155 180 175 160

Yr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

14 16 19 21 22 23 24

Gar Pence Jake Williams Thomas Condron Chavis Wilson Will Ford Cameron Godabout John Gislason

K/P HB QB HB/DL WR CB CB

5-11 6-0 5-9 5-10 6-3 5-8 5-10

160 170 165 190 180 140 150

Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

27 28 32 33 35 41 45

Will Visbeck Daniel Jackson Terry White JoJo Williamson Raymon Rollins Ryan Bushardt Josh Driscoll

RB RB/LB LB RB DE LB LB

5-11 5-8 6-1 5-10 6-3 5-8 6-0

145 185 175 215 215 150 210

So. So. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. So.

49 51 52 54 55 58 62

Mark Barber Patrick Shropshire Jason Brown Zach Thomasson Corie Feely James Boozer John White

DL LB G LB OT DL C

6-0 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-3 5-10 6-2

225 235 220 185 250 265 235

Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

65 66 68 70 81 82

Raymond Labrador Tyler Osborne David Liotta J.T. Boyd Brandon Workman Logan Daughtry

G LB G OT CB DE

5-9 5-9 6-1 6-4 5-10 6-4

257 185 260 260 160 240

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010

Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Ed Susi, 40-59 career record ■ Home field: Bob Jones Stadium, 5,000 capacity ■ Region: 4-AAA ■ Last year: 1-10,1-4 region ■ Assistant coaches: Dave Thomas, DC/ LB; Byron Fridie, SL/RB; Eddie Therrell, QB; Allen Runyon, OL/DL; Chris Jackson, DB/WR; Chuck Tauchmon, OL/DL; Stan Griffin, WR/ LB ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 4-6, 2-3 region

SCHEDULE Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 28 * Region game

Lugoff-Elgin at Ridge View at Clover Lewisville Broome at South Pointe Chester York at Fairfield Central at Nation Ford

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 8 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.*

FROM THE COACH Andy Burriss/aburriss@heraldonline.com

“The 2010 version of Fort Mill football will be a much improved version of the past two years. This group is mature and are hungry to be successful. Work ethic has been tremendous, finally regrouping with numbers. Expect bigger things from Fort Mill this year."

Fort Mill quarterback Preston Frye is back to lead the Fort Mill offense.

SCOUTING REPORT

— Ed Susi

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

OVERVIEW

All but three starters return, which is good news for Susi. Leading the way will be QB Preston Fry, with a year under his belt. Maybe the best-kept secret in the area is Asa Kryst, who can line up with authority at RB or WR. Trent Butler will also play WR and is a game breaker, and Tyler Klipa has possibilities there. Cam Kilpatrick and Jake Reed return on the OL.

Six starters are back on a defensive unit that has much promise. It’s a physical group with good speed and pursuit. It starts at LB, where Kryst and Wilson Gregory should shine and help the Jackets stay close enough at the end to win. Butler will lead the secondary at one corner, with Nick Reseda at safety. Kilda also figures in the mix at either S or CB.

The bet here is to be ready to be surprised. After winning just one game in each of the last two seasons, both against rival Nation Ford, Susi has an experienced core of players on both sides of the ball. With Fry pulling the trigger, the Yellow Jackets are going to throw. Expect Kryst to get plenty of touches and have a big season. Susi is a few players away from having an outstanding defense, which will be a must in powerful Region 4-AAA.

YELLOW JACKETS ROSTER No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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Name Worth Gregory Luke Elgin Matt Bowden John Mabie Asa Kryst Jabree Jackson Trent Butler Dale Goddard Quentari Walker

Pos. WR/DB RB/LB RB/DB WR/DB RB/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB RB/DB

Ht. 6-2 6-2 5-8 5-11 5-8 6-3 6-0 5-3 5-6

Wt. 174 180 172 168 162 170 170 120 170

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Yr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

10 11 12 13 15 16 18 20 21 22

Preston Fry Tyler Kipla Cody Hucks Rylan Wells Nick Raszeja Robin Ferguson David Greshman Deryan Sanders Lee Lanum Austin King

QB WR/DB WR/DB QB RB/DB RB/LB RB/DB RB/DB WR/DB WR/DB

6-2 5-10 5-7 5-11 5-9 5-11 5-10 5-6 6-0 5-6

170 175 130 135 180 180 175 140 165 135

Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr.

23 24 25 31 32 35 42 50 51 52

Tony Godbolt RB/DB Wilson Gregory WR/DB Harold Walker RB/DL Brandon Warren WR/DB Javantae Gilmore RB/DB Corey Montgomery RB/LB Josh Lafoe WR/DB Brian Daubenspeck OL/DL Michael Dountz OL/DL Cameron Kilpatrick OL/DL

5-7 5-9 5-4 5-8 6-0 5-7 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-3

150 185 150 145 150 160 150 200 195 210

So. Sr. Jr. So. So. So. So. Jr. Sr. Sr,

53 54 56 59 60 61 62 65 72 74

Alex Nicholson Chris Neely Jake Reed Noah Weber McKenzie Dudley Shane Schmehl Jordan Loy George Aude Robert Butler Tyler Derosa

OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL

6-0 5-10 5-9 5-9 6-6 5-9 5-7 6-0 6-0 5-11

250 215 230 170 200 240 180 190 200 205

Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr.

77 78 80 85 88

Cooper Clegg Zach Dulcie Trey Good Nick Branning Matt Vawter

OL/DL OL/DL WR/DB TE/DL K

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6-0 5-11 5-10 6-0 5-8

270 225 145 185 150

So. So. So. Jr. Jr.

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Bobby Carroll, 37-16 career record ■ Home field: District Three South Stadium, 6,500 capacity ■ Region: 4-AAA ■ Last year: 10-4, 4-1 (Region 3-AAAA) ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 8-2, 4-1

SCHEDULE Aug. 20 Aug. 28 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 * Region game

AFC Rangers (N.C.) at Northwestern Independence (N.C.) Open Rock Hill at Spartanburg Fort Mill Nation Ford at Fairfield Central Chester at York

7:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 8 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.*

FROM THE COACH Melissa Cherry/mcherry@heraldonline.com

South Pointe's Jadeveon Clowney will lead the Stallions on defense this season.

SCOUTING REPORT

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

OVERVIEW

The Stallions have a player similar to former QB Stephon Gilmore in Ta Hicklin. And lest we forget, if the game is close, kicker Landon Ard can bang the ball through the uprights from long distances. He’s a good one. There are holes to fill everywhere, but an undefeated JV team moves up and is very athletic. Chris Meyer and Jay Brown return as starters on the OL.

When Carroll talks about this year’s team, it’s hard to figure out which side of the ball he believes will be the best. The Stallions’ defense will devour opponents. DE Jadeveon Clowney, rated by some recruiting services as the top high school player in the nation, can dominate at times. There’s another major college prospect in Gerald Dixon on the other side and he might move to LB. And Corey Neely will turn some heads in the secondary.

South Pointe has been one of the top Class AAAA teams since fielding its first varsity football team in 2006 even though its enrollment was at the Class AAA level. For at least the next two seasons, the Stallions will play in Class AAA. Carroll and his staff go into the season with open positions all over the field, but they will reload and continue the tradition the team has established.

“We’ve got a brutal schedule. We’re playing Northwestern, Independence (Charlotte), Rock Hill and Spartanburg, but hopefully that will prepare us for the new region schedule. We’re banking on the experience of our defensive line and our skill guys to get us through. No doubt it’s going to be a challenge.”

— Bobby Carroll

STALLIONS ROSTER No. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

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Name Ja’Naris Chisholm Trey Mackey Jacquese Jones Jarvis Sowell Landon Ard Jadeveon Clowney M. Cunningham Tank White Ta Hicklin Montay Crockett Logan Yard LaKeenan Scruggs Reggie Cooper Qua Steele

Pos. RB/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/LB K/DB WR/DE WR/DB RB/LB QB/DB RB/DB QB/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR/LB

Ht. 5-8 5-8 6-0 6-2 5-9 6-5 5-9 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-9 6-2 6-2 6-2

Wt. 150 170 175 180 165 250 170 220 175 175 170 170 170 200

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010

Yr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Keith Harris JaRyan Jennings Miles Lebby Devin Pearson Diami Gilmore Jalen Massey Tyrell Neely Brandan Barber Buddy Byers Albert Hughes Corey Neely Cody Blake Garrick Mackey Tarik Dunn DV Orr

WR/DB RB/DB WR/DB QB/DB RB/LB RB/LB RB/DB RB/DB RB/DB RB/LB WR/DB RB/DB RB/DB RB/LB RB/LB

5-9 5-9 5-9 5-9 5-11 5-11 5-8 5-7 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-10 5-7 5-6 5-6

165 170 165 165 200 200 160 160 165 180 170 165 160 160 175

Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr.

31 32 34 35 37 40 42 44 48 49 50 51 52 53 54

Malik Jamerson D. Fergerson James Jackson Justin Hart Corey Rebh JaColvin McCoy Marleek Reid Gerald Dixon Grant Roberts Trent Simmons Kaleb Hemphill Brandon Bechtler Albert Neely JoJuan Thompson Jay Brown

RB/LB RB/DB RB/LB RB/LB K RB/DL RB/DB TE/DE K/DB RB/LB RB/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL

5-7 5-7 5-8 5-9 5-9 6-1 5-10 6-4 5-9 6-2 5-8 5-9 6-0 5-8 6-3

180 185 210 165 160 200 165 260 155 200 170 200 230 245 245

Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

55 58 60 61 63 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 80

L. Degraffenreid Tre Branham Dakota Mozingo Jeremy Hopkins Alex Blair Alex Simms Chris Meyer Ben Strong Vic Douglas De’Harion Mobley Michael Kerber Zacch Guinn Datoine Smalls Xavien Mobley Jacob Huechter

RB/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL

5-8 6-2 6-1 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-2 5-10 5-8

155 230 215 205 215 265 275 215 275 255 220 255 285 245 155

Fr. Jr. So. So. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. So.

81 82 83 85 86 87 89 90 91 92 95 96

JeMarcus Burris Tay Smith PJ Heath Shiron Hudson Norman Davis Jarvis Petty Timas Nelson Trey Richardson TJ Potts Alex McCleod Matt Meyer Bre’Daun Westley

TE/DE WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB TE/DE WR/DB WR/DL OL/DL OL/DL TE/DL TE/DL RB/DL

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6-2 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-5 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1

240 165 165 170 175 165 200 240 235 230 200 265

Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. So. So. Jr. So. Sr.

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Jet Turner, 94-62 career record ■ Home field: Memorial Stadium, 9,000 capacity ■ Region: 3-AAAA ■ Last year: 8-4, 3-2 region ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 5-6, 1-4 region

SCHEDULE Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 * Region game

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

OVERVIEW

Only one offensive starter returns from 2009, senior QB Aaron Miller. Miller knows the Blue Eagles’ Double Wing-T offense and the team has dared its opponents to slow them down. Turner intends to ride Miller’s talents, and the QB could become a passer in his senior campaign, adding a new wrinkle to an established scheme. A year ago, Turner entered the season expecting to pass more, but as the season unfolded, few balls were put in the air. Nick Derderian has moved from DT to TE this year.

Clover returns four starters on defense: DBs James Walker and Trey Childress as well as DLs Jerry Sanders and Colby Welker. The defense has some people banged up after spring and summer workouts but Turner expects to be competitive. The coach is looking for his team to be “Aggressive, running to the football, making some plays and hopefully forcing some turnovers.”

Miller is the key for Clover’s offense. He doesn’t get the attention that Northwestern’s Justin Worley or Chester’s Tony McNeal receive. The trio of QBs are threeyear starters at their respective schools. Clover has been ousted from the Class AAAA Division I playoffs the last two years by the eventual state champion: Byrnes in 2008 and Dorman in 2009. Clover won the Division II title in 2007. Turner says Miller is like having another coach on the field. Turner is concerned about the injury bug that has followed his team throughout the summer.

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.*

FROM THE COACH

Jim Stratakos/jstratakos@heraldonline.com

Clover players run through blocking drills during practice.

SCOUTING REPORT

South Point (N.C.) at Ashbrook (N.C.) at Forestview (N.C.) Fort Mill at York at Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) Open at Gaffney Spartanburg at Northwestern Rock Hill Lancaster

“I think the biggest thing for us is to try and improve every day and start playing our best football at the end (of the season). Just like any other team we have to stay injury free and we’re battling that right now. Out here in the preseason we’ve got some guys banged up and we’ll get them back at different times. And, we just have to get better. We have so many new faces and are just trying to improve daily.”

— Jet Turner

BLUE EAGLES ROSTER No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14

Name Ryan Moore Desmond Wright Nicholas Lintner Casey Snipes Trey Childress BJ Hinton Damein Adams James Walker Devin Adams Davontay Brown Jordan Rapp Aaron Miller Nayquan Wilson

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Pos. WB/LB WB/DB REC/DB REC/DB WB/DB WB/DB OL/LB WB/DB WB/LB WR/DB QB/DB QB/DB QB/DB

Ht. 5-9 5-6 5-9 5-9 6-2 5-6 5-7 5-8 5-9 5-6 5-8 5-11 5-9

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Wt. 163 155 125 140 185 160 147 148 168 146 155 208 140

Yr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So.

15 16 18 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 32

REC/LB Joseph Montgomery Chad Hill TE/LB Justin Cates REC/DB Donnell Walden REC/DB Kentavious Long WB/DB Derrick Carothers WB/DB Jaitaivius Littlejohn WR/DB Zavian Sherer WB/DB Jordan Carpenter REC/DB Aaron Griffin FB/LB Shantarius Brown DB Joseph Pino FB/LB Dekevis Adams WB/DB

5-5

154

Jr.

5-8 5-9 5-11 5-5 5-10 5-10 5-8 5-6 5-5 6-0 5-9 5-3

160 144 167 136 166 160 154 115 165 164 153 118

So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. So.

33 34 35 40 42 44 45 48 50 51 52 53 54

Jevon Blake CJ Woods Michael Hall J’Jerrious Brown Quontavious Kennedy Courtland Bailey Jordan Moore Harley Funderburk Reid Good Chase Cornell Cody Collins Justin Ashley Colby Welker

REC FB/LB TE/LB REC WB/LB

5-8 5-8 5-8 5-7 5-8

166 230 161 161 170

So. So. Jr. Sr. Sr.

FB/LB OL/LB TE/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/LB OL/DL

5-7 5-8 6-0 5-5 5-9 5-11 5-9 5-10

190 205 160 188 150 215 191 215

Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr.

55 56 57 58 60 61 62 64 65 66 67 68 70 71

Nicholas Brosekler Jeremy Wells Jerry Sanders Craig Phillips Griffin Marsh Dylan Pursley Scott Jefferies Kyle Allen Hunter Bowers Austin Singer Trenton Hartis Na’John Bailey CJ Dellinger Devernest Conyers

N/A OL/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL

6-0 5-6 5-8 5-11 6-2 5-11 5-5 5-8 5-9 5-10 6-0 5-5 5-11 6-2

210 140 239 203 273 255 212 223 209 180 168 182 187 277

Sr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. So. So. So. So. Sr.

73 75 77 78 80 81 82 84 85 86 88 90 95

Jack Jenkins Garrett Gillespie Devin Hutchison Darron Adams Edwin Lawton Nicholas Derderian Nolan Shepherd Patrick Fulton Eric Hurley Drew Morrison Bradley Monteith Tavious Young Ross Haynes

OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL REC/DB TE/DL TE/LB REC/LB TE/DL REC/DB REC/DB TE/LB OL/DL

6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-8 6-3 6-0 6-1 5-11 5-9 5-10 5-9 6-0

261 263 096 318 133 195 184 156 166 133 131 170 177

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010

So. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So.

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Mike Propst, first season ■ Home field: York Comprehensive High School Stadium, 6,500 capacity ■ Region: 4-AAA ■ Last year: 3-8, 2-3 ■ Assistant coaches: John Moorefield (assistant HC), Jeremy Wright, Mitch Ellis, Joey Moore, Curtis Godwin, Emmanuel DeWalt, Jerry Honneycut, Jerry Kemp, Luke Nyegaard, Ryan Poston, Casey McSwain, Dedric Anderson, Scott McSwain, Jimmy Clinton, Eddie Hill, Matt Elliot, David Spencer, Rob Farris, Justin Strain, Stas Swerdzewski. ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 4-6, 2-3 region

SCHEDULE

York players prepare for the 2010 season with a new coach, a new school and a new stadium.

Andy Burriss/aburriss@heraldonline.com

Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Oct. 29 * Region game

OFFENSE

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.*

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SCOUTING REPORT

DEFENSE

The Cougars return four starters and will start four sophomores. York will utilize a shotgun-spread attack. Corey Dover, Spencer Carroll and Matt Bostic all could see time at quarterback. Cody Miles looks like the lead back. Senior Azievelle Smith gives the Cougars a legit deep-threat receiver.

Broome at Northwestern at Rock Hill Clover Lewisville at Chester Fairfield Central at Fort Mill at Nation Ford South Pointe

OVERVIEW

Propst prefers a 4-3 look, but the Cougars will mix up their defenses. There will be a steep learning curve because York will start seven sophomores on defense. Sophomore OL/DL Beau Nunn is one to watch. Dover is a hard-nosed safety.

It’s all about a fresh start for the Cougars. York was 10-24 over the past three seasons and hasn’t enjoyed a winning season since 2006. The new stadium, an impressive structure with field turf, combined with the move to Region 4-AAA, are reasons for optimism. Inexperience on both sides of the ball, however, is a concern. Propst said as many as 12 sophomores could start this season. The new region is tough, but York beat Fort Mill and Nation Ford last season.

“I hate to use a coaching cliche, but I really believe this: the most improvement you’re going to make during the season is from Week 1 to Week 2. That’s coaching. It’s our job to correct all the mistakes. We know the kids are going to play hard.”

— Mike Propst

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Pos. DB/QB FS/QB DE/FB DB/WR K SS/RB WR DE/WR C/WR QB DB/WR DE/WR

Ht. 6-2 5-11 5-9 5-7 6-0 5-7 5-11 5-11 5-8 5-11 5-6 6-4

Wt. 190 191 146 185 157 140 160 155 147 160 152 194

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Yr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr.

15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 30

C.J. Pendgrass Armon Roberts Mike O’Neil Matt Bostic Ty Dervin Travis McConnell Tony Thomasson Garet Smith Eric Hughes Cody Miles Lamin Yanseneh Will Benefield

RB/DB WR/DB K QB/K WR/DB RB/DE WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB C/RB DB/WR DE/RB

5-3 5-4 6-0 6-2 5-1 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-7 5-10 5-8 5-11

145 126 138 180 104 181 152 142 165 151 170 177

So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr.

31 32 33 34 35 36 40 42 43 44 45 48

Wes Neely Ray Ray Baxter Andarius Sanders Greg Zelenak Lee Wright Marcus Shepard Andrew Floyd Stephen Maree Omario Biggers Ty Currence Hakeem Sherer Nathan Schmidt

WR/LB WR/DB LB/RB LB/RB LB/DB DB/RB OL/DL LB/RB DL LB/DL LB/OL DL/OL

5-9 5-7 5-3 6-1 5-9 5-6 5-11 5-9 5-9 5-9 5-9 6-3

164 163 167 155 171 143 205 179 178 201 286 200

Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr.

50 51 52 53 56 57 58 60 62 65 71 72

Jesse Simpson Jamil Harris Sean Palmer Jerrold Rawlinson Dallas Russell Mark Shirley Johntavious Freeman Robert Heath Guy Mazzell Xavier Griffith Beau Nunn Zach Hudson

DL/OL DL/FB DL/OL DL/OL LB/OL OL/DL DL/OL

5-10 5-4 6-1 5-10 5-9 6-1 5-9

242 197 264 239 194 228 198

Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

DL/OL DL/OL DL/OL DL/OL DL/OL

6-1 5-11 5-8 6-1 5-10

282 175 248 217 237

Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr.

73 75 76 77 78 79 81 83 85 88

Jordan Evans Bryson Long Tim Whitson Quadry Cobb James Alexander Jerry Gregory Hunter Nunn Xavier Roberts Reggie McClain Zach Dorsett

OL/DL DL/OL DL/OL DL/OL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB

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5-9 6-3 5-10 6-0 6-4 5-10 6-0 5-6 6-1 5-7

257 235 257 276 345 295 189 150 220 140

Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr.

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Anthony Sterling, first season ■ Home field: Cyclones Stadium, 6,000 capacity ■ Region: 4-AAA ■ Last year: 10-2, 4-1 Region 4-AAA ■ Assistant coaches: Neek Emerson ST; Anthony McFadden OC; Eric Park OL; Sebastian Hopkins QB; Ricky Campbell DB; Andrew Dean LB; Kelvin Minter DL ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 9-1, 5-0 region

SCHEDULE Aug. 20 at Abbeville Aug. 27 at Lewisville Sept. 3 Lancaster Sept. 10 at Central Sept. 17 Mallard Creek (N.C.) Sept. 24 Open Oct. 1 York Oct. 8 at Fort Mill Oct. 15 Nation Ford Oct. 22 at South Pointe Oct. 29 Fairfield Central # Played at Newberry College * Region game

7:30 p.m.# 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 8 p.m.* 7 p.m.* 8 p.m.*

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Chester players line up for pictures on media day.

SCOUTING REPORT

“So far, things have gone real smooth, and nothing is going to change. We have the same guys who have been working under coach (Maurice) Flowers’ direction and they learned his scheme the past couple of years. And I have been working with this scheme for 12 years.” — Anthony Sterling

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

OVERVIEW

Chester has a wealth of explosiveness, experience, and talent at the skill positions. Led by all-state quarterback Tony McNeal, who has committed to Clemson, the Cyclones possess a quick-strike and big-play ability from anywhere on the field. Running backs Julius Pendergrass and Brent Minter form a potent one-two combination. The question mark, however, is the offensive line, which lost three all-star game nominees and a Clemson signee.

The Cyclone defense will feature plenty of size up front with linemen Jevin Hardin and Darius Minter at 260 and 280 pounds, respectively. Both are great at stopping the run. The pass rush will feature senior defensive end Neil Williams, who sat out last season with an injury. The Cyclones are athletic at linebacker, but the strength of the defense will be in the secondary, where four starters return.

The development of the offensive line will be the key to Chester making another solid run at the Class AAA state championship. Otherwise, the offense is loaded and should light up the scoreboard weekly. Chester should see significant defensive improvements, especially with four returning starters in the secondary. New challenges exist with different conference opponents South Pointe, York, Fort Mill, and Nation Ford along with traditional rival Fairfield Central.

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Name Pos. Tony McNeal QB K.J. Dixon RB/LB Lucius Rice DB Deon Strong WR/DB Deterrion Hardin WR Neil Williams DL Anthony Commodore WR Jamarcus Moore WR/DB K.D. Hicks DB Tevin Worthy WR/QB

Ht. 6-2 5-11 5-10 5-9 6-3 6-3 5-10 5-10 5-9 6-0

Wt. 190 175 160 170 190 220 160 160 165 175

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Yr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr.

11 12 13 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22

Tony Wright DeRyan McClurkin Darriell Rambert Tony Patton Emery Frederick Deon Jackson A.J. Bagley Robert Butler Brent Minter Rodriguez Wright Adrian Buchanan

DB LB RB DB WR DB WR WR RB/DB LB TE/DL

6-1 5-11 5-9 5-9 5-8 5-9 5-10 5-9 5-11 5-10 5-11

180 170 160 160 150 160 165 150 180 200 200

Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

23 25 28 30 32 33 34 38 39 40 41

Julius Pendergrass Austin Kerr Nick Hughes C.J. Chisholm Daryl Foster Derry Rambert Carlo Harris Devin Rambert Brian Caston Corey Ervin D.J. McCree

RB/DB K/P RB DB LB LB LB DB LS DL/LB DB

5-10 6-0 5-8 5-10 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-9

190 160 190 160 190 185 195 150 180 175 160

Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

42 44 50 51 52 53 54 56 58 60 62

Joey Ford Lorenzo White Darius Minter Michael Mobley Troy Brown Kory Dixon Darius Foote Terrence Houston Desmond Moore Damien Frederick John Thompson

K/P RB/LB OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL LB/DL OL/DL OL/DL DL OL OL

5-9 5-9 6-2 6-0 5-11 5-10 6-3 5-10 6-0 5-10 5-10

155 170 280 225 225 205 290 205 210 250 260

Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

63 67 70 72 78 80 81 84 88 90 95

LaTrone Tolliver Dakeavis Wilmore Roger Land Melvin Tolliver Jevin Hardin Derrick Woods Jonathon Anthony Dontraveous Dixon Terrance Morris Heyward Culp Tyrone Moore

OL/DL OL/DL OL OL DL TE K/P DL TE/LB DL DL

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6-1 6-5 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-2

205 310 230 230 260 230 175 205 190 240 215

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Bennie McMurray, 203-97 career record ■ Home field: Municipal Stadium, 7,500 capacity ■ Region: 3-AAAA ■ Last year: 7-5, 2-3 region ■ Assistant coaches: McMurray; Ricky Brown, DC; Robert Belk, LB; Robert Thompson, DL; Carl Boyd, LB; Kelvin Whitener, DB; Joe Watson, OL; LaMont Elder, RB; Kim Gray, QB; Tracy McGriff, WR. ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 6-5, 2-3 region

SCHEDULE Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 28 Nov. 5 * Region game

Andrew Jackson at Chester at Buford Spring Valley Ridge View Blythewood at Rock Hill Northwestern Gaffney at Spartanburg at Clover

7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* David Losee / Special to The Herald

Lancaster players run plays at practice.

FROM THE COACH

SCOUTING REPORT

“With the work this team’s put in from February to now, staying motivated throughout the season shouldn’t be a problem. Motivation comes from within, and once you cross those white lines, your character and the pride of wearing ‘Lancaster’ across your chest should be the only motivation you need.”

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

OVERVIEW

The offensive line will be anchored by three returning seniors: Dustin Belk, Devonte Craine and Jonathan Jeffery. Jeffery is returning from an ACL tear that sidelined him last season. QBs Shaq Williams and Kaderrious Jackson, WR Shaq Elder and sophomore OL Daquan Miller will be expected to fill the void left behind by the departure of the starting QB, WR and RB from last season.

The 4-3 defensive scheme will benefit from seven returning starters: junior LBs Breshawn Reed and A.J. Williams, junior DL Andre Foulks, senior DB Jock Massey, and senior DLs Ervin Moore, Dabney Rorie and Daniel Foster. The defense is expected to be consistently stingy, hard-nosed and aggressive.

Entering the fifth season under McMurray, the Bruins are looking to build upon the 2008 and 2009 seasons, when they went 10-4 and 7-5, respectively. Seeking to control the length of the field, create turnovers and dominate time of possession, the Bruins’ defensive unit is undoubtedly the strength of the 2010 squad. They will be tasked with keeping games within reach for the inexperienced yet talented offense. The team is comprised of mostly juniors, particularly on offense, so issues regarding cohesion and filling the gaps from last season’s graduated seniors are of primary concern. Overall, the team is striving for no less than a deep postseason run, which will be an admirable feat in a congested, talented Region 3-AAAA.

— Bennie McMurray

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Name Keyanthony Foster Gavin Clyburn Shaq Elder Joseph Massey Michael Cooper Montray Clyburn Shaq Williams Kaderrious Jackson Kendrick Gladden

Pos. WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB WR QB/WR TE/LB QB/DB QB/DB QB/WR

Ht. 6-0 6-1 5-9 5-9 5-7 6-1 5-10 5-7 6-0

Wt. 145 180 160 145 145 185 160 140 160

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Yr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Sr.

12 13 15 19 20 21 25 26 28 31

Breshawn Reed Demarius Shaw Phillip Stevens Brandon Reese Darius Cureton Kewon Anthony Jock Massey Roy Watts Marqui Stanback Derae Montgomery

LB WR WR/DB RB/LB WR/DB WR/DB DB RB RB/LB RB/LB

6-1 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-8 6-0

185 140 140 170 150 140 150 135 135 195

Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Jr.

32 34 35 41 42 43 44 45 50 51

Jeff Reed AJ Williams Jakeem Brown Andre Foulks Quay Roberts Ervin Moore Dabney Rorie JJ Massey Jamal Lewis Daquan Miller

LB LB RB DL RB DL DL RB/LB DL OL

5-11 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-9 6-0 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-11

160 200 175 210 145 210 190 200 210 185

So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So.

53 54 55 59 61 62 66 70 71 72

Dustin Belk Josh Cato Daniel Foster Chris Stevenson David Benson Jordan Hamrick Howard Todd Matt Cook Anthony Sistrunk Sarriko Ingram

OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL DL DL

6-0 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-3 5-10 6-3 5-9

255 180 255 225 225 180 225 180 215 170

Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

74 75 77 81 83 84 89 90

Jonathan Jeffery Devonte Craine Tyrek Patterson Daulton Willis Otis Alexander Marvin Cook Josh McIlwain Donte Spates

OL OL OL TE WR WR WR DL

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325 225 385 145 150 160 180 255

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Kenny Schofield, 109-79 career record ■ Home field: Pride Valley, 2,000 capacity ■ Region: 3-A ■ Last year: 3-8, 3-3 ■ Assistant coaches: Scotty Steen, AHC/OL/OC; Kenny Snipes, ST/DL; Ricky Brown, LB; Hydreka Kelly, WR; Joe Adams, K/DB ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 7-3, 4-1 region

SCHEDULE Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 * Region game

at Nation Ford at Andrew Jackson Carolina Pride Mount Zion Christian Buford C.A. Johnson at North Central McBee at Chesterfield at Lewisville

7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 8 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.*

FROM THE COACH Andy Burriss/aburriss@heraldonline.com

Great Falls players run during practice.

“We must stay away from injuries and protect the football at all times.” — Kenny Schofield

SCOUTING REPORTS

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

OVERVIEW

With a year under his belt, Shaq Lamar is turning into the QB Schofield expected him to be. He can run, throw and has the right complement of talent around him to move the ball toward the end zone. Foremost are FB Alstevis Squirewell and WR Xavier Holmes. There are still holes to fill, but the team is in better shape up front with starting OLs Kishon Simpson, Corey Outen and Tyrail Smith back.

At least five offensive players will go both ways. There could be more depending on the new starters. The Red Devils will be solid up front and in the middle with Outen and Simpson at the ends, Squirewell at MLB, Holmes at OLB, Smith at DE and Ernest Talford at DB. Five spots are up for grabs, and in true Great Falls tradition, be assured it will be a speedy and hard-hitting unit.

Great Falls is thin and needs its young players to step up in a hurry. Six returning starters are back on offense and defense, but five go both ways. The returning players are among the best in Region 3-A, but avoiding injuries is a top priority. Several years ago, three Simpsons led the basketball team to glory. There are three more Simpsons on this year’s football team: DBs Tracy and Shaq and WB Kishon.

RED DEVILS ROSTER No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 7 8

Name Jamarcus Culp Shaq Lamar Shaquille Simpson David Jeter Xavier Holmes Marq Williams Josh Simpson Ernest Talford Tyler Digh

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Pos. TE QB WB FB WR FB DB RB QB

Ht. 6-2 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-4 6-1 5-10 6-0 5-10

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Wt. 180 180 170 195 185 200 145 180 175

Yr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So.

9 10 11 12 22 23 31 32 33 41

Alstevis Squirewell De’Vonta Cunningham De’Marta Simpson Clark Schofield Stacy Simpson Mac Means Jake Payseur Tracy Simpson Tyjai Woodard Marcus Davis

FB WR WR QB RB RB RB WB FB WR

6-1 6-2 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-1 5-10 5-11 5-11 5-10

250 175 170 170 175 165 155 175 170 150

Sr. Jr. So. So. Sr. So. So. Sr. So. Fr.

42 44 52 54 56 57 61 62 63 67

DC Caldwell Ladarius Blair Tyrail Smith Trey Holmes DeAndre Hoover Zach Talford Chase Henson Kishon Simpson Blake Price Tyrell Gill

FB WB OL OL OL OL C OL OL OL

6-0 5-9 6-4 5-9 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-10

170 140 280 260 240 240 220 240 240 220

Fr. Fr. Sr. So. So. So. So. Sr. Jr. Fr.

68 70 71 72 73 75 76 83 85 86

Matt Fowler Robert Patterson Corey Outen Devin Mobley Sonny Dawkins Akevien Williams Jacob Shupe Johnathan Thompson Cody Mobley Mikevives Bailey

OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR WR WR

5-10 5-11 5-11 5-6 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-2 5-10

215 230 220 235 255 250 240 150 175 170

Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. Sr.

88 89 90

Pete Myers Don Reid Diques Mack

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5-8 6-1 5-10

140 205 185

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Mike Mayer, 39-58 career record ■ Home field: The Reservation, 2,500 capacity ■ Region: 4-AA ■ Last year: 3-7, 1-5 region ■ Assistant coaches: Mayer, OL; Bob Leroy, RB/QB; Rick Fur, WR; David Seem, DC/DL/IL; Mike Cook, OLB/DB; Mark Banda, CB ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 5-5; 2-3

SCHEDULE Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 * Region game

Buford at Blacksburg Whitmire at McBee at North Central at Andrew Jackson Cheraw Central Lee Central at Buford

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.*

FROM THE COACH “We are young, inexperienced and lack depth, but our kids have a great attitude and work ethic. We will be forced to play several 10th graders on Friday nights but we have our largest freshman class to fill in the JV team. We need to be successful early in the season to build confidence.”

Andy Burriss/aburriss@heraldonline.com

The challenge gets tougher for Indian Land, which moves up to Class AA in 2010.

SCOUTING REPORT

DEFENSE

OFFENSE

— Mike Mayer

OVERVIEW

The help wanted sign hasn’t been taped to the door but seven spots are there for the taking to the players who step forward. The most experienced position is the secondary where Robinson and Truesdale roam at safety. Williams is also slotted for double duty and will start at OLB. Marc Morris returns on the DL.

The question mark is quarterback. But regardless of who ends up taking the handoffs, it’s clear that the Warriors will have one of the top running attacks around with Rondreas Truesdale and Breyon Williams. Dalton McGuirt is vying for the QB job and Mayer has an outstanding WR in Jarrell Robinson. AJ Gordon and C Daniel Helms return on the OL.

Overall numbers are up thanks to the younger kids. That’s not the case for the varsity, which could end up with as many as seven or eight players going both ways. Added to that situation, the Warriors are moving up to Class AA into a region that includes powerhouses Cheraw and Central. Conditioning and avoiding injuries will be a must.

WARRIORS ROSTER No 1 2 3 4 5

Name Devante Benjamin Jarrell Robinson C.J. White Reggie Wyatt Johnny Mace

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Pos. RB/LB WR/DB WR/DB WR/DB RB/LB

Ht. 5-5 6-3 6-0 5-9 5-10

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Wt. 150 175 170 165 180

Yr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr.

6 9 11 12 23 25

Michael Rodriguez Brad Wentz Breyon Williams Dalton McGuirt Drew Richardson Jedarius Twitty-Davis

QB/DB WR/DB RB/LB QB/DB WR/DB WR/DB

5-8 5-11 5-9 5-10 5-9 5-9

155 160 185 170 160 160

Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr.

30 38 40 50 51 52

Rondreas Truesdale DJ Moore Josh Williams DaRon Massey Tari Brown Patrick Komorous

RB/LB RB/LB RB/LB OL/DL OL//DL OL/DL

5-10 5-9 5-9 5-5 5-11 5-11

170 190 170 180 190 190

Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr.

53 54 56 60 62 64

Thomas McGraw Josh Barfield Daniel Helms Jimmy Locklear AJ Gordon Quamaine Hayden

OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL

5-8 5-8 5-9 5-9 6-3 6-0

180 180 190 190 240 240

So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr.

70 88

Marc Morris Travis Butler

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6-6 225 6-0 170

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Marvin Burke, 4-7 career record ■ Home field: Lions Den, 3,500 capacity ■ Region: 3-A ■ Last year: 4-7, 3-3 region ■ Assistant coaches: Jim Barnes, DC; Shawn Reen, OL; Brooks Sumner, OL; Leon Boulware, DL; Travis Neely, RB ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 5-5, 2-3

SCHEDULE Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Oct. 29 * Region game

Chester at Central Nation Ford at Fort Mill at York at McBee Chesterfield North Central at C.A. Johnson Great Falls

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.* 7:30 p.m.*

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The Lewisville Lions will look to improve on last season's 4-7 record.

“We have a lot players returning with varsity playing experience. We must stay healthy and answer questions at the QB position. We are looking for playmakers on offense. Defense will be our strong point this year.”

SCOUTING REPORT

— Marvin Burke

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

OVERVIEW

Rebuilding is the key word for Lewisville’s offense. The Lions’ returning QB, Will Robbins, decided to play fall baseball. Junior Justin Funderburke, sophomore Preston Kirk and freshman Tony Gaston, who has pulled ahead, are vying for the QB job. WR Quentin McKnight along with TEs Josh Stilwell and Zach Carter are good targets. Justin Douglas is the lone starter back on the OL.

Only five players are back on defense and a new coach has been brought in to rebuild. That man is Jim Barnes, who made his name building bone-crushing defenses at Rock Hill High School. Burke likes what he’s seen so far, with Barnes building around FS McKnight, DE Stilwell, DT Luke Conner, LB Zach Carter and LB Will Cox.

Until the Lions settle the quarterback issue, the defense should be strong enough to keep the score close. The coaching staff has plenty of good, young talent to work with and the group includes linemen on both sides of the ball who can be difference makers. Killer schedule. The Lions play maybe the top teams in Class AAA (Chester), in Class AA (Central) and Class A (Chesterfield). The Lions also must overcome emotions surrounding the loss of Brian Colvin, who collapsed during the preseason Chester Jamboree and died.

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Name Quentin McKnight Will Cox Brian Colvin* Myah Walls Omar Talford Larnell Robinson

Pos. WR/FS TE/LB RB/DB WR/FS FB/LB WR/DB

Ht. 6-0 5-10 5-7 6-0 5-9 5-10

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Wt. 175 188 165 160 190 175

Yr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

8 9 10 11 12 14 15

Josh Stilwell Carlos McGraw Quay Walls Tony Gaston Preston Kirk Micheal Spence Justin Funderburke

TE/DE WR/DB WR/DB QB/DB QB/LB WR/DB QB/DB

5-11 5-10 5-9 5-10 6-2 5-6 5-9

195 175 155 165 200 150 165

Sr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Jr.

21 24 28 30 33 42 44

LarVenski Gaither Nicee Crane Ryan Capps Matt Shelton Zach Carter Christian Cok Kyle Costinett

RB/DB RB/DB WR/DB K TE/LB TE/DE TE/LB

5-10 5-9 5-8 5-7 5-11 6-0 6-2

178 165 155 135 210 180 200

Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr.

50 51 55 70 75 76 77

Luke Conner Daquan Evans Justin Douglas Brian Irby Justin Cooper Larry King JJ McCrimmons

OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL OL/DL

5-10 5-11 6-1 5-9 6-1 6-2 5-7

205 220 210 205 280 260 220

Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. So.

78 80 88

J.T. Crosby Trey McGarity Irvin Cope

OL/DL TE/DL TE/DL

6-2 5-10 5-11

275 168 176

Jr. So. Sr.

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QUICK HITS ■ Coach: Dan Devine, 16-8 career record ■ Home field: Tomahawk Stadium, 1,500 capacity ■ Region: NCISAA Division II ■ Last year: 8-4 (2nd in NCISAA Division II) ■ Assistant coaches: Dan Devine, OC/DB; Mac McCarley, OL/DL;Titus Bowen, LB/QB; Harold Richardson, RB/K; Chase Cox, WR ■ Barry Byers’ prediction: 8-2

SCHEDULE Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29

Southlake Christian Forsyth Country Day School at Davidson Charter School Christ School at Highland Technology Village Christian, Fayetteville, N.C. at High Point Christian at Hickory Grove Christian First Assembly Concord at Trinity Christian, Fayetteville, N.C.

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. TBA 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

FROM THE COACH “Bringing back eleven seniors will certainly help us with leadership and experience. The foundation was laid down properly in the past and now it is our job to take it to the championship level. Our players and staff have worked extremely hard and will continue to work through every day as we prepare for a tough schedule.”

— Dan Devine

Melissa Cherry mcherry@heraldonl

Westminster Catawba practices earlier this month.

SCOUTING REPORT

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

OVERVIEW

QB will be in the capable hands of Mark Vehaun and the offense should light up the scoreboard with seven starters back. On the ground, Josh Parker and Cameron Adkins will get the call. Ian Brandt, a 6-5 WR/TE, is a top target. The really, really good news? Four starting linemen are back: Andrew Duvall, Adam Crain, Aaron McCarley and Mark Watts.

Six starters are back on defense, giving the Indians 13 of 22 starters back. LB is stacked with Peyton Hinson, Mark Watts and Nate Casey resuming their spots from last season. Josh Parker returns at SS and Adkins at FS. The only defensive lineman back is Vehaun at defensive end, so one issue to be answered early will be finding the other players on the D front.

This could get exciting. The bandwagon filled quickly last season as the Indians won eight games and made it to the semifinal round of the playoffs. Might want to find a bigger wagon. The sky is the limit this season with quality starters back. Devine replaced Ben McGarity, who moved to Charlotte’s Providence Day after he rebuilt the WCCS program. Devine coached at Huntersville Southlake (N.C.) so he is very familiar with the conference.

INDIANS ROSTER No 1 3 6 9 18

Name Cameron Adkins Bennett Johnson Ian Brandt Nate Casey Alex Valais

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Pos. HB/S Ath. DT/TE LB/HB K

Ht. 5-9 5-4 6-5 5-8 5-11

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Wt. 155 125 190 165 145

Yr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr.

20 21 22 24 25 33

Mason Rudolph Kyle Brandt Clay Cooper Devante Jackson Mark Vehaun Josh Parker

QB/S CB/WR WR/CB WR/RB QB/DE RB/SS

5-11 6-1 5-9 5-6 6-1 5-9

150 155 155 135 185 180

Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr.

38 42 43 44 50 51

Aaron Ledford Wes Chestnutt Will McCutchin Peyton Hinson Mark Watts John Haley

Ath. G/DE LB/HB LB/FB LB/OT WR/CB

5-10 5-10 5-10 6-2 5-11 5-10

145 190 160 185 190 175

Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr.

54 55 56 60 65 70

JD Wentworth Adam Crain Stuart O’Quinn Shane Glynn Andrew Duvall Aaron McCarley

WR/CB C OG OG/DT OT/DT OT

5-10 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-2

175 220 190 190 250 225

Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So.

78 80 87 88 91

Nick Henderson Ryan Hornak Harrison Greene Jake Wentworth Seth Ezell

OT WR CB/WR TE/DE DT

6-2 5-5 5-11 6-2 5-7

220 125 170 185 135

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