By CT McDonald


Dutch Fork remains dominant in varsity football after last week’s shutout over Irmo, and Chapin also continues undefeated after its second win of the new season.

The 58-0 Silver Fox win against the Yellow Jackets should be a memorable one for the district not only for the wide margin point spread, but also because of the unwelcome excitement of the event prompting law enforcement intervention.

With the win, Dutch Fork improved to 2-0 overall and will travel to the Spartanburg area Friday to take on Boiling Springs in a non-region game. The Class 5A Bulldogs stand at 1-1 after an opening win against Westside and a loss to Chapman last week.

The Silver Foxes defeated Boiling Springs 28-21 for the 5A state championship two years ago, but the Bulldogs did not appear in last year’s playoffs.

It’s Dutch Fork at Boiling Springs Friday at 7:30 pm.

Irmo is now 1-2 after the loss at Dutch Fork, and the Yellow Jackets will be on the road at Brookland-Cayce this week, on Friday. The Bearcats, a Class 4A program this year, are 2-1 after taking their first loss of the season last week against Spring Valley.

Irmo will visit Brookland-Cayce’s Fort Knox football stadium looking to be the second 5A team to defeat the Bearcats this year, just after the Vikings’ win. BC beat 5A White Knoll to open the season August 17.

The Yellow Jackets have the talent to do that, but it won’t be easy. The Bearcats have been on the move up for a couple of consecutive seasons.

It’s Irmo at Brookland-Cayce Friday at 7:30 pm.

Chapin posted its second straight win when the Eagles defeated Lugoff-Elgin 27-14 on the road last week after scoring in every quarter except the first. The young Demons team put up a good fight, but the talent of the Eagles won it, even though they also lost some major playmakers to graduation last year.

Chapin (2-0) will play host to Newberry (1-1) Friday when the 3A Bulldogs visit to try to extend their one-game winning streak after last week’s win against Batesburg-Leesville.

The Eagles should be challenged by the Bulldogs, but they have the experience of two real-time games that indicates they are up to the challenge.

It’s Newberry at Chapin Friday at 7:30 pm.

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