Chapin vs. LR Homecoming Recap, Preview of Chapin vs. Dreher

The annual Homecoming Game took place last Friday, October 17 at 7:30 pm, where Chapin (6-2) defeated Lower Richland (1-7) in the Eagles’ third region game of the season, proving that Eagles really do fly higher than Hornets. This crucial win came at a critical point in the season for the Eagles, who had many playmakers out due to injury. Ben Fischer stepped up big time in the second varsity start of his career with 25 carries for 211 yards and 1 reception for 17 yards. Nick Price also had a monster game on the defensive side of the ball, with 2 interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. As a result of the Chapin victory, the Eagles are now 2-1 in region play, entering a four-way tie for first in the region alongside A.C. Flora, Dreher, and Camden. Lower Richland dropped to 0-3 in region play after their loss Friday, leaving the Diamond Hornets standing alone in last place in the region. Chapin looks to capitalize on playing a weakened Dreher team this week following a fight that broke out between the Blue Devils and Camden following a 39-30 Camden victory. Dreher is expected to have an estimated eight to 20 players suspended for the game this Friday at Memorial Stadium, which has huge implications in region play seeing as the winner will likely separate themselves from the rest of the pack, whereas the loser will drop out of the tie for first. This game, although surrounded by uncertainty, definitely has much at stake and should be one that the entire region keeps an eye on.