By Roger Lee,

Coming off a bye week, Ashley Ridge is scheduled to kick off its region schedule at West Ashley Sept. 15. The Swamp Foxes are 2-1 while West Ashley got out to a 2-0 start this season. The Wildcats defeated Bishop England 35-27 and Colleton County 34-14.

First and foremost, the Swamp Foxes will have to contend with West Ashley’s Kenyatta Jenkins, a returning starter at quarterback. The junior rushed for 138 yards against the Cougars and for 163 yards against Bishop England. He added 103 passing yards against the Bishops. In the first two games of the season, he rushed and passed for nine touchdowns.

“One of our keys will be making sure we recognize their offensive formations quickly and get lined up,” Ashley Ridge coach Kenny Walker said. “They used a fast pace on us last year and we didn’t get lined up quick enough or recognize their formations quick enough. We have worked on that all week so we will be ready for it. They run the ball well and they are athletic on defense so we will have to execute well.”

The Swamp Foxes have wins over Cane Bay and Colleton County. The team also stood toe-to-toe with highly ranked Boiling Springs before losing to the Bulldogs in overtime.