South Pointe tops #19 Northwestern in battle of South Carolina state champs

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South Pointe snapped a two-game losing streak against crosstown rival Northwestern 30-23.  Northwestern entered the game as the reigning South Carolina 4A Division II state champs and ranked #19 in the High School Football America Preseason Top 25.

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South Pointe, coming-off back-to-back 3A state titles, jumped-out to a 15-0 lead, but the Trojans battled back to take a 23-22 lead with three minutes to go in the game.  However, the Stallions came right back to take the lead and the victory on a 5-run TD run by Geomni Mayfield with 2:47 to go in the game.

South Pointe junior QB Derion Kendrick rushed for 117 yards and 2 TDs, plus 12-of-22 passing for 133 yards.

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