Saturday was not only the first big weekend for college football, but it was a day for high school football as the weather was ideal, unlike what was on display Friday.
It was an emotional evening at River Bluff High School as the Gators played their first home football game of 2016. It was also "Long Live Lew" Night as the Gators honored the late Lewis Simpkins, the sophomore lineman who passed away during the preseason. A silent auction was held to raise money for the Simpkins family and his family was there to take part in a pre-game ceremony. River Bluff jumped out to a 10-0 lead but the visiting Gilbert Indians rallied for a 21-17 win.
At Lexington, a pair of undefeated teams squared off. A back and forth game ended up with Brookland-Cayce improving to 3-0 with a 26-23 victory over the Wildcats.
The Blythewood Bengals shook off last week's loss to Ridge View with a 35-14 win over previously unbeaten Fairfield Central.