Many fans from the area probably did not expect to see the South Point Red Raiders start off at 1-2. Last week, the Red Raiders were throttled 34-7 by Clover while Forestview got their first win of the season with a 64-0 blowout of Bessemer City. Forestview has not beaten South Point since 2014 and have only beaten them twice in school history. So it’s not surprising that many would pick the Red Raiders. But the night would belong to the Jaguars.
With their brand new teal jerseys and black pants, the Jaguars came to play. They would make their statement early as Quay Duncan would intercept a Javus Davis pass on the Red Raiders first possession. They would make the Red Raiders pay for that miscue as quarterback Graham Wiggins would take it in for a six-yard touchdown run (PAT good). South Point stormed back on their first play on the ensuing drive with an 80-yard touchdown run by Naseem Jones (PAT good).
Forestview would retake the lead with a 38-yard field-goal by Holt Cloninger. Things continued to go the Jaguars’ way after that. Two touchdown runs by Jamarion Dawkins (54 and 13) and a 36-yard field goal by Cloninger would put Forestview up 27-7. South Point did stop the bleeding with less than a minute left in the half. A one-yard touchdown run by Javus Davis (PAT good) would cut the Jaguars’ lead to 27-14. South Point was in prime position to cut the lead even more after a Jaguar fumble on the ensuing drive. But they would turn it back over with another Davis interception. This time, it was Camury Reid with the interception. The score would remain 27-14 at half-time.
The Jaguars got the opening kickoff in the second half and went right back to work. Dawkins would extend Forestview’s lead right back to 20 with an eight-yard touchdown run (PAT good). The Red Raiders would cut the lead again toward the end of the third quarter with a drive that took over five and a half minutes off the clock. Davis punched in another touchdown, this time from five yards out (PAT good). But the Jaguars would shut the door on the Red Raiders’ comeback hopes with a three-yard run by Camury Reid (PAT good).
South Point would keep fighting and refused to give up. But the Jaguars would make a huge defensive play and stop South Point on fourth-down near the 25 yard line. Forestview would just run the clock out from that point forward. The final score would be 41-21.
Christian Williams registered a sack on defense for Forestview early in the game. Jaycob Neely and Brady Wayburn combined for another sack that helped stymie South Point’s final drive. Jamarion Dawkins led the Jaguar offense with 178 total yards and the three touchdowns for the Jaguars (135 on the ground and a reception for 43 yards). Holt Cloninger was 5-for-5 on extra points and 2-for-2 on fielg-goal tries. Naseem Jones led South Point with 154 yards rushing and a touchdown while Javus Davis had the two other rushing touchdowns.
Forestview (2-2) will have a bye week before starting conference play against Crest (2-2) at home. South Point (1-3) will host Stuart Cramer (2-2).