Prep teams scrimmage today

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High school football

By The Staff

A trio of county teams will launch their 2011 prep football scrimmage schedules today.

Lancaster, after returning from preseason camp at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, will travel to Chesterfield to face the Class A Rams and Class AA Lee Central Stallions at 6 p.m.

“Camp gave us a good indication about where we are at this point in the preseason,” Bruins coach Bennie McMurray said. “This scrimmage today will also provide us an early measuring stick.”

Lancaster launched its workouts a week ago.

Buford High is also on the road as the Yellow Jackets trek to Columbia to face the host CHS Capitols and Ridge Spring-Monetta at 5:30 p.m.

“We hope it will be better than last year because rain canceled it about six or seven plays into the scrimmage,” Wells said.

Buford began preseason practice last Friday.

Andrew Jackson will also see its first scrimmage action as the Volunteers travel to Lewisville to face the Lions at 6 p.m. The Vols opened drills Monday.

Indian Land, which opened its preseason camp on Monday, will have its first scrimmage on Tuesday afternoon at the IL Reservation with Lewisville.

Teams will play in area jamborees a week from today.

Buford and Andrew Jackson will play in the Camden Shrine Jamboree a week from today when BHS faces North Central in the opening quarter and AJ meets Lugoff-Elgin in the second period.

Lancaster opens its jamboree schedule next Friday when the Bruins test Fairfield Central of Winnsboro in the Chester jamboree.

LHS and Indian Land will play in the Battle on the Border Jamboree at Fort Mill High School on Aug. 13. IL meets Harding to open play at 5 p.m. and Lancaster follows when the Bruins test Myers Park at 6 p.m.

Andrew Jackson hosts the Founders Kickoff Classic on Aug. 19 when all county teams will be involved. The field also includes Fort Mill, Central, Great Falls and Northern Guilford, N.C.

 The 2011 prep season opens three week from today as AJ hosts Lancaster and Indian Land visits Buford.