Stallions go Back to Back


On Saturday in Williams-Brice Stadium, South Pointe shellacked the Mustangs right out of the starting gate. The Stallions gained an early lead and never turned back.

In a day full of history making, South Pointe won their fourth State Championship in the schools 10 year football history. The Stallions proved they could rebuild and had matured since losing some key players last year, winning back to back state titles, making them the first school in Rock Hill to do so.

The Stallions credit the State Championship to their defense who recorded their first shut out of the season, ironically in the final and most important game.

In the Mustangs closest attempt to scoring a touchdown, Senior defensive back, Chris Smith broke up a pass in the red zone, followed by an interception in the end zone by his fellow teammate and defensive back, Nick McCloud.

The offensive line proved they came together this season after being an early season concern. This allowed senior quarterback Greg Ruff to have ample time, helping Quay Brown score two touchdowns as his final game as a Stallion. Brown also became the first receiver in South Pointe history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a season, another record broken.

The Stallions led 21-0 going into halftime. On their first offensive drive of the second half, Ruff ran for a 62-yard touchdown. This put the game away, if it wasn’t already, at 28-0 in the third quarter.

Early in the fourth, Quay Brown caught a 30-yard touchdown pass, sealing the game at 35-0.

This capped off a stellar season for the Stallions, proving they have remained the best 3A team in the state.

By Summer Huechtker, editor in chief