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Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Hawks' Tucker should run for big numbers in 2015

Washington County's Darius Tucker should be the team's new offensive star.
By Wayne Staats

Wildcats senior Thompkins expected to lead offense in 2015

Laney senior Vicen'te Thompkins will be asked to lead Wildcats offense as Laney looks for playoff run.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, Aug 17, 2015

Spartans look to rebound from tough season

After a 1-9 season, Glenn Hills is back, looking for improvement from a more veteran team.
By Wayne Staats

North Augusta-Lakeside is 'Game of the Week'

One year after a thrilling finish, North Augusta and Lakeside meet again, once more as the Game of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

Smith a force on the Grovetown offensive line

D’Ante Smith stands out because of his imposing height and size. While he uses his physical gifts often, Smith knows there’s more to being a good lineman than that.
By Wayne Staats

Pats' Reynolds hoping for huge year

After rushing for more than 1,200 yards as a junior, Josh Reynolds wants a big season just like the one his father had.
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Knights hoping to make playoffs

After posting consecutive 5-5 seasons, the Evans football team is hoping for bigger things with new coach Lemuel Lackey.
By Wayne Staats

Evans' Mims finds a way to keep himself busy

It might seem like there are multiple Derrick Mims running around the field causing havoc, but there’s only one. He’s just incredibly busy.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Irish football expecting huge 2015 season

Aquinas should be one of the top state championship contenders in 2015.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Silver Bluff's Jackson will put last year behind him

Silver Bluff football's proud history means the Bulldogs expect to play for a state title, as they did in 2013. The slumps, like 2-8 in 2014, aren't supposed to happen.
By Wayne Staats

Screven County star has a title to win

Jermany Hawkins' collegiate plans are set. But before the Screven County star heads to Georgia Southern, he has a title to win.
By Wayne Staats

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Aiken County Jamboree scheduled for Friday

Games won't count until next week, but high school football fans can get sneak peeks of local South Carolina teams this week.
By Wayne Staats

Aiken County Jamboree set for Friday night

Eight area teams will participate in Friday's Aiken County Jamboree at Silver Bluff High School. Action starts at 6 p.m. and admission is $7.
By Wayne Staats

Chad Gilchrist is out to top his past seasons

The Strom Thurmond senior wants to rush for more than 1,100 yards this season, or, more specifically, to top his running total from two seasons ago.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Gartrell wants to return Lincoln County to a state power

Jason Gartrell kept his promise, so he’s swapping blue and yellow for red and white. The star linebacker transferred from Washington-Wilkes to Lincoln County, where he’ll play his senior season.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Irish star lineman Evans hoping for another title

Aquinas lineman Will Evans hopes to improve on his 2014 season, when he made 21 1/2 sacks.
By Wayne Staats

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Durant back as one of area's top running backs

Mataeo Durant may be just a sophomore, but he's already one of the area's best running backs
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Lakeside's James Coley has big shoes to fill

A bunch of star-studded skill players graduated from Lakeside. That’s just one more reason why senior James Coley is ready to take on more responsibility.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Jefferson County receiver will be ready

When the ball is thrown toward Jefferson County's Marquis Carter, he'll be ready.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

After winning basketball title, Carr hoping for more in football

Daniel Carr won a state basketball championship. Now he's hoping to go on a long playoff run in football.
By Wayne Staats
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