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Pointers roll past Redmen

For the second straight week, the South Point running game went over 375 yards en route to a 55-16 win over the Rock Hill Redmen on homecoming night where Keylee Fletcher was crowned queen.

“Coach (Todd) Knipp does a great job and had a good game plan, and we had to make some adjustments,” said South Point coach Doug Shilot. “With the pick, the momentum shifted, and at any level the momentum is important.”

The Pointers had 377 yards on the ground against the Redmen after getting 395 last week against Fairland.

After ending the first quarter facing a three-point deficit, South Point rattled off 40 unanswered points to take a 47-10 lead after three quarters.

In the fourth, Rock Hill quarterback Will McCollister found Mitchell Davenport for a 4-yard score. The two-point try was no good, and the South Point lead was 47-16 with 8:57 to go in the game. McCollister finished the game 12-of-26 passing with 124 yard and two touchdowns.

“We were just not able to respond and we were not able to make enough plays tonight,” Knipp said. “We have a good group of kids and they battle and play hard, but we have just got to be able to respond to adversity more. We have to bounce back from mistakes and then make plays.”

South Point would add one more score when Adam Muncy found the end zone from one-yard out, and Muncy ran in the two-point conversion to set the final score at 55-16.

Starting out the third quarter, Rock Hill had a miscue on the kickoff when the kicker missed the ball and South Point took over at the Redmen 41. After a Ryan Plants’ 33-yard run to the 8-yard line. Jacob Seagraves ran in the next play to give the Pointers a 27-10 lead with 11:33 to go in the third.

Seagraves finished the game with 102 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown, and he was 1-of-1 passing for 41 yards with a touchdown.

After a Rock Hill punt, South Point looked to increase the lead. On the fifth play of the drive, Pointers’ quarterback Chase Kratzenberg found Chase Woodson behind the Redmen defense for a 42-yard gain down to the one.

On the next play, Ryan Plants took it in to give South Point (5-4, 3-1) a 34-10 lead with 7:12 remaining. Plants finished with 81 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns.

After a Rock Hill interception, South Point scored again when Doug Dillon found the end zone on the fifth play of the drive from nine yards out to increase the lead to 41-10 with 4:33 to go.

South Point would score one more touchdown from an unlikely source after a Rock Hill punt. On the first play of the drive, Doug Dillon rumbled 51 yards down to the Rock Hill 25.

Three plays later, Kratzenberg faked the end around and handed the ball off to pulling guard Jake Adkins for a 2-yard touchdown. The extra point was blocked, and the lead was 47-10 at the end of the third quarter.

Rock Hill (0-9, 0-4) started off the game with a precision style passing game, and mixed in the run on a 16-play drive that resulted in a 26-yard Cody Massie field goal to give the Redmen a 3-0 lead with 6:44 to go in the first.

South Point came right back with a 10-play, 65-yard drive that ended with a Plants’ 2-yard score. Drew Lynd’s kick was good, and the Pointers had a lead with 7-3 with 2:58 to go in the first.

However, Rock Hill would continue the scoring on the next possession when McCollister found Davenport for a 19-yard touchdown. Massie’s kick was good, and the Redmen had a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. McCollister was 8-12 passing for 86 yards in the first quarter.

After a South Point turnover on downs, Rock Hill would face a punting situation, but punter Davenport ran for a 9-yard gain and a first down. However, on the next play, McCollister’s pass was intercepted by South Point’s Chase Woodson and returned 59-yards to give the Pointers the lead for good at 14-10 with 6:46 to go in the second quarter.

“After the interception, we kind of lost our momentum and could not get it back,” said Knipp. “(South Point) did a good job, made some adjustments to slow us down, and kind of slowed us down.”

After a Rock Hill punt, South Point took over at the Redmen 35. A 12-yard run on first down by Seagraves, the Pointers started moving backwards. An illegal procedure penalty followed by a 9-yard loss and a 4-yard loss two plays later, South Point faced a fourth down and 28 with :05 to go in the half.

Seagraves took the shotgun snap, broke away from a Rock Hill defender, and found Kratzenberg behind the Redmen defense to give South Point a 21-10 at the half.

“We changed our coverage to slow them down some, and turnovers switched the momentum,” said South Point assistant Greg Wellman. “When you have the lead, it is much easier to call plays, and Chase’s interception gave us some breathing room.”

Dillon added 99 yards on seven carries with a touchdown. Kratzenberg rushed six times for 19 yards, and was 1-of-2 passing for 42 yards with a score.

Rock Hill was led by Steve Lewis who had 53 yards on eight carries. Corey Bamer added 34 yards on 12 carries, and Davenport had eight catches for 78 yards with two touchdowns.

Rock Hill travels to River Valley next week and South Point hosts Chesapeake.

Rock Hill 10 0 0 6 = 16

South Point 7 14 26 8 = 55

First Quarter

RH-Cody Massie 26 Field Goal 6:44

SP-Ryan Plants 2 run (Drew Lynd kick) 2:58

RH-Mitchell Davenport 19 pass from Will McCollister (Massie kick) :49

Second Quarter

SP-Chase Woodson 59 interception return (Lynd kick) 6:46

SP-Chase Kratzenberg 41 pass from Jacob Seagraves (Lynd kick) 0:00

Third Quarter

SP-Jacob Seagraves 8 run (kick failed) 11:33

SP-Ryan Plants 1 run (Lynd kick) 7:12

SP-Doug Dillon 9 run (Lynd kick) 4:33

SP-Jake Adkins 2 run (kick failed) 1:12

Fourth Quarter

RH-Mitchell Davenport 4 pass from Will McCollister (run failed) 8:57

SP-Adam Muncy 1 run (Muncy run) 2:04

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RH SP

First downs 16 21

Rushes-yards 31-110 52-377

Passing yards 124 83

Total yards 234 460

Cmp-Att-Int 12-26-2 2-3-0

Penalties-yards 4-30 4-40

Punts-average 4-33.8 0-0.00

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Individual Leaders

RUSHING – Rock Hill: Steve Lewis 8-53, Corey Bamer 12-34, Will McCollister 6-7, Brian Cooper 1-13, Mitchell Davenport 1-9, Cody Roberts 1-6, Jesse Lane 1-minus 3, CJ Justice 1-minus 9; South Point: Jacob Seagraves 11-102 TD, Doug Dillon 7-99, Ryan Plants 11-81, Adam Muncy 5-24, Jeremiah Aiken 4-20, Chase Kratzenberg 6-19, Chase Woodson 2-18, Tevin Mitchell 3-9, James Davis 1-3, Jake Adkins 1-2, Corey Crabtree 1-0.

PASSING –Rock Hill: Will McCollister 12-26-124 ; South Point: Chase Kratzenberg 1-2-42, 1-1-41 .

RECEIVING –Rock Hill: Mitchell Davenport 8-78 2-TD, Jeremy Blagg 2-24, Sam Cooke 1-13, Steve Lewis 1-9; South Point: Chase Woodson 1-42, Chase Kratzenberg 1-41.