TMQB - Lexington looks to stop Dutch Fork's road dominance
The overall dominance of Dutch Fork football is well-documented the past three seasons.
Friday’s 56-14 rout of previously undefeated River Bluff marked the program’s 18th consecutive overall and region victory. The Silver Foxes (6-0, 2-0) have scored 50 or more points in all six games, all victories, this season and are winning by a margin of 376-56.
Not to be overlooked in Dutch Fork’s prowess away from its home stadium. This past Friday’s win over River Bluff was the 15th consecutive road win dating back to Oct. 13, 2015 (a 28-21 loss to Ridge View). “Home or away really doesn’t matter,” Dutch Fork head coach Tom Knotts said. “We just want to get dialed in, get better every week and move on.”
Lexington is the next team looking to defend its home field against the Silver Foxes. The Wildcats (4-2, 1-0) are coming off a bye week and bring their defense which is allowing 15 points a game against a Dutch Fork team averaging 63 points a game.
“We’re just going to have to play great,” Lexington head coach Perry Woolbright said. “We can’t have mistakes, can’t give up big plays, things they do to be successful. We’re not hiding from what they are. They’re averaging 60-something points, giving up under (9.3 points a game), so it is what it is. So we’ve just got to go out and play with effort, let what happens take care of itself.
“The biggest thing is they create so many big plays and stuff like that, teams kind of back off. So we’re going to try to play aggressively on both sides of the ball and, hopefully, take care of that football. Keep that offense off the field some and let what happens happen.”
TMQB PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Pryce Whitten (Pelion)
The freshman quarterback completed 11-12 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers’ 34-21 win over Edisto. It marked the team’s first 2-game winning streak since 2014.
WEEK 7 GRIDIRON GIANTS
Reed Charpia (Brookland-Cayce) - 329 passing yards, 2 TDs
Joe Pradubsri (Brookland-Cayce) - 6 receptions, 132 yards, TD
Will Way (Brookland-Cayce) - 108 rushing yards, 2 TDs
Roger Pedroni (Chapin) - 149 passing yards
Jaylin Thomas (Chapin) - 128 rushing yards
James Wells (Chapin) - 11 tackles
Ty Olenchuk (Dutch Fork) - 339 passing yards, 3 TDs
Gage Zirke (Dutch Fork) - 7 receptions, 119 yards, TD
Ron Hoff (Dutch Fork) - 157 total yards, 3 TDs
Hunter Helms (Gray Collegiate) - 329 passing yards, 3 TDs
Braylin Scott-Joyner (Gray Collegiate) - 12 tackles
John Ragin (Irmo) - 139 passing yards, TD
Kendrell Flowers (Irmo) - 117 rushing yards, TD
Jeremiah Green (Pelion) - 140 rushing yards
Drew Boozer (Pelion) - 3 receptions, 144 yards, TD
Dillon Williamson (Pelion) - 17 tackles, 3 sacks
Braden Walker (River Bluff) - 155 kick return yards
Preston Sansone (River Bluff) - 11 tackles
Aveon Smith (White Knoll) - 205 passing yards, 2 TDs; 129 rushing yards
Caleb Meyerand (White Knoll) - 12 tackles
Jaylen Johnson (White Knoll) - 11 tackles
Tyrus Anderson (White Knoll) - 10 tackles
2,000 PASSING CLUB
Brookland-Cayce quarterback Reed Charpia surpassed 2,000 passing yards in this past Friday’s 40-35 loss to South Aiken. The senior Bobcat has thrown for 2,139 yards and 14 TDs. The next player within reach is Gray Collegiate sophomore Hunter Helms who has thrown for 1,823 yards and 15 TDs and Dutch Fork junior quarterback Ty Olenchuk who’s at 1,739 yards and 20 TDs.
BY THE NUMBERS
White Knoll quarterback Aveon Smith has thrown for 1,094 yards and 13 TDs and rushed for 861 yards and 12 TDs. He leads all Chronicle Country players in rushing, followed by River Bluff’s Braden Walker with 777 yards...Lexington linebacker Logan Cripe leads all Chronicle Country players with 80 tackles, followed by Gilbert’s Logan McNatt with 77 tackles and Gray Collegiate’s Dominique Barksdale with 75. His teammate Dallaz Corbitt has 6 sacks...Swansea leads the all-time series with Pelion 16-8 and has won the last 6 meetings.