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Rain hampers jamborees

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Area teams now focus on Kickoff Classic

By Robert Howey

 

Mother Nature, in the form of rain, held the upper hand in a pair of jamborees involving county teams over the weekend.

Rain washed out action in the annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at Camden’s Zemp Stadium on Friday night when Buford and Andrew Jackson were slated to be in action.

Ditto for the Indian Land Warriors at the annual Battle of the Border Jamboree at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill on Saturday night.

No make-ups were set for either jamboree.

Lancaster, with the break in the weather on Friday night, was able to get in its jamboree as the Bruins played in the annual Chester Jamboree where LHS fell to the host CHS Cyclones, 14-3.

Lancaster took an early 3-0 lead on a Trevor Latham 28-yard field goal in the opening possession, but the Cyclones answered with a  pair of scores on the way to the 11-point win.

In other action at Chester, Lewisville rolled to a 22-0 win over Garinger High School of Charlotte and Great Falls blanked Alleghany High School of Sparta, N.C., 20-0

The high school football focus shifts to Buford High School, the host school for the annual Founders Kickoff Classic, on Friday, Aug. 23.

Play opens at BHS when Central of Pageland faces Fort Mill.

Andrew Jackson will battle McBee in the second period.

Lancaster swings into action for the first of two clashes to cap play at BHS.

The Bruins will battle Class AA county foe Indian Land in the third period. Play wraps up with Lancaster battling host Buford.

“We know the action will be good, and we’re hoping for good weather on Friday night,” Buford High School coach Mike Wells said. “We have a good turnout each year as this is the only event where you can see every team in the county play at one spot. No matter where it’s played, it’s exciting and is a great way to kick off the season.”

Fans with pre-sold tickets should note the order of play on the tickets for the first two games is reversed as Fort Mill plays Central of Pageland at 6 p.m., with AJ meeting McBee at 6:45.

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of a spirit trophy to be awarded to one of the cheer squads.

Buford’s Jackets Stadium will host two jamborees this weekend.

Following the Founders Kickoff Classic on Friday night, the BHS stadium will be the site of the second annual Bear Hug Brawl on Saturday. The jayvee football jamboree is played in memory of Buford High junior varsity football player Seth Muennich. Funds raised at the jamboree go to Seth’s Giving Tree, a foundation started in Muennich’s memory.

Play opens at 10:10 a.m. when Andrew Jackson faces Buford. Lancaster meets Indian Land at 11 a.m.

Lancaster battles Buford at noon and Indian Land will play AJ at 1 p.m.

A highlight of the 2013 jayvee jamboree will be a school supply drive. The school with the most supplies donated will receive a $100 gift card from Wal-Mart. Donation bins for school supplies will be located near the main gate.