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Chesterfield to host home playoff game

By Ken Buck

Staff Writer

Chesterfield— The Chesterfield High Golden Rams football team was in need of a big win last Friday night against Cheraw to get a good seeding in the playoffs, and they needed to control the points allowed and margin of victory.

A 38-21 over the Braves was just what the team needed to catapult themselves into second place in the region and a chance to host Fox Creek this Friday night.

Chesterfield Head Coach Chris Arnoult said that the Fox Creek team is impressive on tape.

“They are big and athletic,” he says. “I have heard that they are pretty scary to watch when they get off the bus.”

The Golden Rams, however, are a battle tested team with experience in the post season.

“I think our team is pretty confident,” says Arnoult, adding that they don’t have a “big head” about themselves but that they understand what playoff football is all about.

The Chesterfield Team has had some struggles this season but appears to be righting the ship at just the right time.

“We had some mishaps early in the season and that cost us some games,” says Arnoult. “But we grew from those things and got better.

“We just want to use (the win over Cheraw) as a springboard on to the bigger things we want down the road.

Offensively the Rams are led by senior Savion Watson (6’1”, 205 lbs.). He’s among the state’s leaders in passing, having thrown for over 3000 yards in the regular season. He has also thrown 35 touchdowns.

Watson is a three-year starter for Chesterfield whose experience will be vital in the post season..

 “He’s playing really well,” says Arnoult.

Wide Receiver Junior Shyheim Rivers is also among the state’s leaders in receptions with over 1000 yards receiving.

Another receiver playing well for Chesterfield is Sophomore Ricky Lockhart who was just under 1000 yards for the regular season.

Deonte Bowen, Trey Robinson and Daylan Robinson

Josh Sellers is leading the Chesterfield team in tackles.

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