75
      Monday
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      Tuesday
      88 / 72
      Wednesday
      89 / 73

      Game to WACH preview: Blythewood vs. Lexington

      Our Game to WACH for week two features the Blythewood Bengals hosting the Lexington Wildcats.

      COLUMBIA (WACH)- Our Game to WACH for week two features the Blythewood Bengals hosting the Lexington Wildcats.

      These two schools are in rebuild mode and come in to this matchup looking to regain their status as elite 4A programs in the state.

      First-year head coach of the Wildcats Josh Stepp got off on the right foot with a win over Ridge View to kick off the 2013 season and hopes its the start of something big.

      "The biggest thing we're doing is building a foundation," Stepp said. "From the time they walk on campus as ninth graders to the time they graduate, we want to develop talent."

      Stepp's job is much easier from a quarterback stand point. Senior Will Hunter has been under center for the Wildcats for the past three seasons.

      "He's what makes us go," Stepp said. "He's a tremendous leader, tremendous talent and a great kid. When you've got somebody like him, it makes my job much easier."

      For the Bengals, their loss at South Pointe wasn't their only one. Four of Blythewood's five starting offensive lineman are out with injuries, and head coach Dan Morgan hopes that a short week of practice will be enough for the second-string.

      "We hope that we've game planned enough and put our guys in a successful situation," Morgan said.

      Kick is set for 7:30 p.m. at Blythewood High School.