High School Football Preview Roundup
By JIM WALKER
Tribune Sports Editor
Sciotoville East at Symmes Valley
This could become a shootout.
So far this season the Tartans have scored 239 points — 39.8 per game — including a 66-44 win over Raceland, Ky. The problem for East has been the defense that has allowed 205 points or 34.2 points a game.
East (4-2) is led by quarterback Justin Crager and running back Cody Belveal. In a win over Manchester, Crager ran for 175 yards and three touchdowns while Belveal had 138 yards and two scores.
The Vikings (5-1) need a win to stay atop the SOC standings and keep their playoff hopes on schedule.
Chesapeake at River Valley
Going on the road and coming off a big win over Rock Hill, the biggest challenge facing the Panthers (4-2, 1-0) will be to avoid a letdown.
River Valley is just 1-5 but the Raiders do have some offensive weapons. Quarterback Austin Whobrey was 9 of 19 for 120 yards and a touchdown last week. Running back Patrick Williams is a breakaway threat.
Chesapeake won last year’s meeting 45-7.
Beals caught two passes last week for 93 yards and two touchdowns.
The Panthers’ offensive production has been spread around between quarterback Austin McMaster and running backs Brandon Noble, Dylan Nichols, Nate Jones and Patrick Hintz.
South Point at Fairland
This will be a match-up of young teams and their running games.
Fairland (2-4, 1-0) racked up 328 yards on the ground last week as Eric Riley ran for 108, Nathan Campbell 90 and Evan Maddox 69.
South Point (1-5, 0-1) relies mainly on the running of Tre Campbell with help from Austin Majher and R.J. McCarty.
Both teams are young at quarterback. Fairland goes with sophomore Kyle Sowards and South Point has freshman Gage Townson.
The difference may be a Pointers’ defense that has allowed 41.5 points per game.
Waterford at Green
The Bobcats’ secondary will be tested at the hands of Waterford quarterback Trevor Lang.
In a 21-14 loss to Trimble last week, Lang was 18 of 28 for 203 yards. His top receiver is Brian Moore who had 130 yards on nine catches last week.
The Wildcats top rushers are Derek Brown, Hunter Munjas and Jacob Stewart along with Lang.
Both teams are 3-3.