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McMurray pleased with LHS drills

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Bruins spring football practice

By Robert Howey

 

   

Each unit scored a touchdown in the annual Lancaster High School spring football game at the Rice Athletic Complex field on Friday, May 11.

Southpaw senior quarterback Kaderrious Jackson hit senior wide receiver C.D. Pelham on a 60-yard scoring pass for the offense’s touchdown.

Later, defensive back Phillip Stevens picked off a pass and returned it for a touchdown for the defense.

D.J. Harris also picked up a pass to aid the defense, while Trey Ingram and Jeff Reed each had a fumble recovery.

“The defense actually made more plays, but that’s to be expected,” said Lancaster High School coach Bennie McMurray. “The defense is usually ahead at this point.”

The LHS spring game capped nine days of practice for the Bruins, who are hoping to better a 6-6 finish of 2011.

“Overall, it was a good spring,” McMurray said. “We had a total of 110 athletes out there and that number included our B-team, junior varsity and varsity.

“I liked our enthusiasm and attitude,” he said. “Our players were very enthused and I felt our numbers were great. I felt our focus was good.

“We felt we maximized our time and spring drills gave us a great chance to look at a lot of players in different situations,” McMurray said. “It was enough time to give us a good assessment of our players and where they will fit in for the fall season.”

McMurray said the LHS weight room will be a focal point from now to late July.

The weight room, which opened for the summer May 21, is open 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

“Our players must continue the good work in the spring and use the momentum of the spring drills and game to build on and continue to make strides for the season,” McMurray said.

Lancaster will play in the Chester Jamboree on Aug. 10 when it faces Fairfield Central.

The Bruins meet Myers Park in the Battle of the Border at Fort Mill High School on Aug. 11. 

The annual Founders Federal Credit Union Jamboree is Aug. 17 when LHS plays twice, battling Buford and jamboree host Indian Land at IL’s Reservation.