In a closely contested competition, the Red Raiders fell short at home tonight 62-58 to the Forestview Jaguars.
South Point kept the more talented Jags close in each of the quarters, even holding a slight edge during the first quarter. Forestview held a halftime lead of 30-27.
There was good energy in the gym during the second half. Spectators on both sides getting hoarse over the sheer wall of noise of the hundreds of cheerleaders.
Des Lowery had a good game. Don’t know how many points he scored but he had a sick blocked shot late in the 4th quarter. He had to jump at least 4 feet above everyone to block the Forestview player’s shot from the perimeter.
South Point was fired up during the last two minutes of play, briefly pulling within 2 points, until #10 from Forestview put a couple sweet layups, and finished at the free throw line.
Forestview swept all four games tonight winning the girls jv and varsity games as well as the boys jv and varsity.
South Point looked much better tonight than they did against Ashbrook a few days ago. They hustled more and fought for the ball, earning several fast breaks, but not able to finish.
Forestview 62, South Point 58 — Trey Whitworth had 28 points and the Jags put together a strong defensive effort to pick up their second league win Tuesday. Jack Sumner added 14 points for Forestview (7-7, 2-1 Big South), which plays Friday at Ashbrook. Dan Alliss scored 20 and Christian Lawrence poured in 13 for South Point (2-12, 0-4).
Junior X-Girl, Elyse Will of South Point finished in 17th place on Saturday in the NC State 3A cross country championships at Tanglewood Park in Winston-Salem.
Will finished strong with a time of 20:30.17 for the 5K run. There were 126 runners in this year’s championship. TC Roberson of Skyland, NC won the overall team championships with 31 points, placing 5 of their runners in the top 10.
Congratulations Miss Will on a great cross country season!
Usually, most schools schedule lightly regarded opponents for special event nights such as homecoming, opening day, senior night, etc.
Not the South Point Red Raider Football team. Friday night’s match up with Charlotte Latin pits two unbeaten and top state-ranked teams, on South Point’s homecoming night.
Not to be outdone on the football field, the South Point homecoming court, also has 11 “players” to take the field at halftime.
Kevin Cary at the Charlotte Observer is picking Latin over the Raiders, 34-24.
Our friends and neighbors see it just a little differently on the Front Porch. If the defensive unit can stay focused and in control, we have a shot at sending the boys from the private school back home to their mommies, crying no doubt.
Speaking of crying, two weeks in a row now, at home and away at Forestview, “Megaphone Man”, has been shut down and quieted from his exhortations at the football contests.
At home against Ashbrook two weeks ago, Gaston County Police asked him to stop. At the Forestview game, he tried to play dumb and denied having the “artificial noise-making device”.
“Megaphone Man” has been a staple at SPHS football contests for as long as we can collectively remember. “Git-R-Dun Boys” used to be the call from the top of the stands. Recently however, this guy, your typical football, hometown former-jock, shaved bald and loud as the dickens, has gotten pretty derogatory in his calling out to players, officials, and coaches.
What was funny once, isn’t funny any more. We hope he can control himself.