3 Things Round 2
Each Week following Spartanburg Viking Football games, I’m going to take a couple of days and think about the 3 most important things I saw on the field. Some good, some great, some not so good. I’ll try to break through what mattered, and what not to overreact to. So here’s 3 things from Round 2’s 39-14 win over TL Hanna.
1-Spartanburg is playing great football at the right time. The win over Hanna was the most complete game we’ve played this season. The Offense was clicking behind a 4 TD night from QB Raheim Jeter which included a 45 yard TD run. The run game was close to 300 yards and Jeter threw for 202. Que Moore had 2 TDs, Andrew Danton had over 100 yards, and Hanna had no answer. Give the OL a lot of credit, it was as consistent of a pocket that Jeter has had all season.
2-Along those line…The seniors are stepping up. We’ve talked about Jeter, Moore, Danton, and don’t forget Drek Carter who started the game with a long run into their redzone. But also on defense – DT Cam Jackson was lights out, CB Jayden Brown has had multiple great games in a row, DE Duncan Dawkins continues to shut down runs his way, and so many more are raising their game up. These first two points are connected in a way but they can’t be stressed enough.
3-Cam Smith. Ok seriously y’all. This Sophomore LB is on a different level. 20 more tackles in the win over Hanna including 2 solo 4th down stops to force a turnover on downs. Smith has stepped into Judah McJempsey’s spot and we haven’t skipped a beat. Keke Kelly gets a lot of praise for just being a Fr, well Smith is just a Sophomore. What’s even more impressive is at his middle Linebacker position how he’s able to get sideline to sideline as fast as he’s been able to. He continues to impress every single time on the field.