Lamar Silver Foxes vs. Calhoun Falls Blue Flashes

The SCHSL Class A Upstate Championship 2002 takes place Friday Night at Lamar with the Calhoun Falls Blue Flashes trying to advance to the title game for the first time ever and Lamar trying to return after a year's absence

The Lamar Silver Foxes will host the Calhoun Falls Blue Flashes Friday night in the Class A Upstate Championship to decide who shall move on to Williams-Brice Stadium on December 7 to face the winner of the Lake View/ Blacksville-Hilda game for the Class A Championship.

Lamar and Calhoun Falls have never met before on the playing field.

Lamar is hoping to make their second appearance in Columbia since 2000. Last year, the Timmonsville Whirlwinds defeated the Silver Foxes 7-6 in the semi-finals. The Blue Flashes were eliminated from the playoffs in 2001, with a defeat to Blacksville-Hilda in the first round.

This year, Lamar has a 12-1 record, while Calhoun Falls is undefeated with a perfect 13-0 record.

The Offense Match-up

Statistically, Lamar has the better offense of the two teams with 429 points in 13 games. Calhoun Falls has scored 332 points in 10 games.

The Defensive Breakdown

Not only is Lamar's Defense better of the two, the Silver Foxes contain the best defense in the Pee Dee area. Lamar has allowed 72 points all season, averaging less than a touchdown a game. Calhoun Fall's Defense is also powerful force, allowing only 80 points in 10 games, averaging 8 points a game.

The Sly Foxes...

Matthew Norris has 915 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and only four interceptions.

Michael Hamlin leads Lamar's Offense with 29 catches, 428 yards, and three touchdowns.

Flashes of Lightning...

Lamar will have to play its best game to out-score Calhoun Falls offense, who has been primarily responsible for ten straight wins.

Best and Worst Game of the Season

Lamar's best game occurred when they beat the Timmonsville Whirlwinds not once but twice. Both of these wins were dominating shut-outs.

Lamar's worst game of the season resulted in their only loss of the season to Cheraw 13-29.

Calhoun Falls best game was on October 18 when they edged past Ninety-Six 20-17. Their worst game was played at home vs. Ware Shoals, when they barely picked up a win with a 27-26 victory on October 25.

The Lamar SilverFoxes will host the Calhoun Falls Blue Flashes Friday night to determine the Class A Upperstate Champion and who will advance to next week's Weekend of Champions!



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