Prep Football Preview: West Rowan vs. South Pointe

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 9, 2011

nTime: Saturday, 4 p.m.
nRecords: South Pointe 2-0; West Rowan 2-1
nSeries: First meeting
nLast week: There were also weather issues in South Carolina last Friday. South Pointe led the Airborne for Christ Rangers, out of Charlotte, 14-0, when the game was stopped, and it was not resumed. Presumably, it will stand as a win for South Pointe; West outlasted Salisbury 37-28 in a showdown for local supremacy
nNext week: South Pointe is at crosstown rival Rock Hill; West is home against Statesville, a team that doesnít look nearly as menacing with quarterback Carlis Parker injured.
nGame notes: While itís a school not a lot older than Carson, South Pointeís Stallions have quickly established themselves as a state, regional and even national power.
South Carolina defensive end Javedeon Clowney, rated by many as the nationís top prep player, helped put South Pointe on the national map in 2010. Initial reports were that South Pointe (47-10 the past four seasons) was down some this year, but the Stallions had an impressive win against touted rival Rock Hill Northwestern on opening night.
Head coach Strait Herron and offensive coordinator Justin Hardin, the former A.L. Brown and Citadel quarterback and Weddington head coach, have exciting players in QB Devon Pearson, receivers Tay Hicklin, Montay Crockett and Corey Neely and RB Manzey Miller.
South Pointe runs a spread offense and a 3-5 defense.
Maxpreps listed this as one of the national games to watch this season with good reason. West has looked human this year, but itís gotten better each week and could win today.
Defensive linemen such as Maurice Warren and Trey Shepherd will be asked to come up big again as they did last week.