The Spartanburg Vikings game this friday against the Westside Rams has a few underlying themes. Westside is Ranked #1 in the state.Coach Scott Earley has done a remarkable job in turning the Rams around.
The Vikings are 6-0 all time against Westside by a combined score of 211 to 70…but these teams have not met since 1999.This isn’t the 1990’s Westside. This team is Ranked #1 in South Carolina and has blown out everyone they have played.The Rams have beat Greer,Westwood,Hart County,GA,South Aiken and Daniel.They are averaging 41 points per game and have not given up more than 10 in a single contest.
QB Jackson Williamson – 10/20, 184 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 7 carries for 3 yards and 1 TD.. RB Paul Johnson – 17 carries, 132 yards, 1 TD …LB Ronnie Walls – 3 carries, 95 yards, 1 TD ..WR Traye Carson – 6 catches, 134 yards, 1 TD… WR Jyston Kendrick had an 85-yard punt return for a TD
Westside offense had 476 total yards of offense. Westside defense held Daniel to 155 total yards and to 5/17 on third-down conversions. The win was Westside’s 5th-consecutive double digit win to start the season. Westside is outscoring opponents 207-29. Westside defense has only given up 2 touchdowns this season, team has only given up 3 total.
Jackson Williamson is the QB and he’s committed to Miami-Ohio. Paul Johnson is the RB and Jyston Kendrick, Hunter Marchbanks and Traye Carson are top receivers. Lummie Young leads the secondary. He’s a safety committed to Duke. Vic Garrett, Ronnie Walls and Nick Burton are key defensive players as well. Placekicker Chance Poore is one of the best in the state. 3 years ago Westside were 1-10, so that’s a testament to how Coach Scott Earley has built the program. There’s a lot of fun things going around the program. Westside just finished building a brand new weight room and got 9 new jersey combos this past offseason. It’s really exciting for the players and the students.
The Westside Student Section.If you don’t already know.The Students at Westside are passionate about their school.They get a little bit more involved to say the least.I recently spoke to one of their students and he shared the following with me.