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Pointers want OVC title alone

SOUTH POINT – It’s been quite a season for the South Point Pointers, and there’s still one more big game left to play.

Thursday, October 25, 2001

SOUTH POINT – It’s been quite a season for the South Point Pointers, and there’s still one more big game left to play.

The Pointers host the Coal Grove Hornets Friday in a game that could be an excellent capper to an equally fine season.

South Point can wrap up its first OVC outright championship since the 1976-77 teams won back-to-back crowns. The Pointers last three titles in 1981, 1995, and 1996 were all shared.

First-year head coach Brent Wilcoxon said the Pointers plan to give their best effort against the Hornets.

"They have improved and we’re not going to take them lightly. My first year in OVC and thing I’ve learned is they all showed up to play in the league games," Wilcoxon said.

The Pointers are 3-0 in the league and 6-3 overall. The Panthers are 6-3 and 2-1 in the conference.

‘We’d much rather be champs than co-champs. We’ve had good practices this week," Wilcoxon said.

Chesapeake needs to beat Rock Hill in order to keep its hopes alive for share of the title. A Chesapeake win coupled with a South Point loss would leave the two teams tied.

That may be easier said than done since Rock Hill (2-7, 1-2) is fresh off an upset win over the Fairland Dragons, 28-25.

"This is a league game and nothing makes sense when you get in those games. Rock Hill beat Fairland and Fairland gave us all we could handle," Panthers coach Phil Davis said. "All league games are important and we know (Rock Hill) is good enough to beat us."

Fairland plays the non-league game this week as the Dragons host Winfield, W.Va. A win would give the Dragons a 4-6 record which is nice accomplishment after starting the season 1-3.

In other area games, the Green Bobcats shoot for a .500 season under first-year head coach Dave Shoupe as they play a non-league game at Northwest on Friday, the Symmes Valley Vikings play a 7 p.m. game Saturday at Matewan, W.Va., and the Wheelersburg Pirates try to snap a two-game losing streak as they travel to rival Portsmouth.