Redmen, Pointers battle for OVC
What an ending.
It will be quite an ending to the regular season for the South Point Pointers and Rock Hill Redmen who meet with the Ohio Valley Conference championship at stake.
Both teams are 3-1 in the OVC and tied with Coal Grove which finishes at River Valley.
South Point (4-5) is coming off a 24-21 last-second win over Fairland while Rock Hill suffered a tough 13-10 loss last week week to Coal Grove.
“Even though we lost, we still have something to play for. It really hasn’t diminished the impact of this last game,” said Redmen coach Todd Knipp. “We’re pretty excited.”
South Point won the OVC last season but lost most of its starters. First-year head coach Doug Shilot said it has been quite an experience for his players.
“Kids really excited about the opportunity,” said Shilot. “I’m proud of our kids for getting as many wins as they have with everything new and so many distractions.”
Knipp said the Redmen (7-2) must contend with quarterback Beau Weed, fullback Doug Dillon, and tailback Jacob Seagraves.
“They have little bit of a three-headed monster. Their tailback, fullback, and quarterback have all stepped up and made plays. They run that trap series and you have to account for all of them,” said Knipp.
“They’re executing on offense well. They have some good skilled kids stepping up and making plays. The offensive line is coming off the ball and defensively they’re flying around and making plays.”
South Point’s defense will focus on running back Wes Pierson, fullback Shane Bostic, and quarterback Drew Kuehne.
“We’re going to have our hands full,” said Shilot.
“You’re not going to trick them. They play with a lot of enthusiasm. Coach Knipp does a good job. They can run any play out of multiple formations. They try to get people out of position.”
The two teams met in the OVC preview before the season. Shilot said both teams are a lot different from that exhibition and know each other well.
“Which team executes better and takes away what the other team does best will be the team that has the most success,” said Shilot.
Rock Hill also needs a win to keep alive their
Division IV playffs hopes.