High School Sports

  • SC forces team for Classic victory

    The South rose on Indian Land’s “Reservation” on Saturday night.
    The Lancaster County forces – Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools – teamed to key South Carolina to a 35-20 win over the North Carolina teams in the annual Founders North-South Kickoff Classic at Indian Land High School.
    The host IL Warriors rallied late to cap the S.C. win with a 14-7 victory over Parkwood.
    AJ opened with a 7-0 win over Providence Day and Lancaster notched a 7-0 victory over Ardrey Kell.

  • Jackets, Vols fall in Camden Jamboree

    CAMDEN – Buford and Andrew Jackson each dropped losses in the 41st annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at Camden’s Zemp Stadium on Friday night.
    Buford, opening play, fell 14-6 to Class AAAA A.C. Flora High School of Columbia.
    The Flora Falcons struck first on a seven-play, 48-yard drive capped by Rodney McNeil’s nine-yard scoring run.
    Thomas McCutchen drilled the extra point to give Flora a 7-0 lead with 7:16 to play in the opening period.

  • Bruins thump Trojans, 28-0

    CHESTER – The Lancaster Bruins, on a hot night, came out smoking as LHS scored on its first three possessions in a 28-0 win over Olympic High of Charlotte on Friday in the Chester County Jamboree.
    The Bruins wasted little time in establishing themselves, going 80 yards in eight plays, with senior quarterback Jamias Shropshire dashing eight yards for the first of his two scoring runs on the night.

  • Teams focus on jamborees

    Lancaster High School head coach Bobby Collins said the Bruins will have a good idea about their football team after playing in two jamborees this weekend.
    Lancaster faces Olympic at 8:15 tonight in the Chester County Jamboree at Chester High School.
    The Bruins will then battle Ardrey Kell High School in the annual North-South Kickoff Classic at Indian Land High School on Saturday.
    LHS is slated to face the AKHS Knights at 8 p.m. at IL’s Reservation.

  • Scrimmage reviews mixed

    The reviews were mixed following Saturday scrimmages for a pair of county high school football teams.
    Andrew Jackson second-year head coach C.J. Frye said the Volunteers competed well in their road scrimmage with Class A foe Great Falls High School on Saturday.
    “Overall, we were well pleased,” Frye said. “The effort was there for our team.”
    He noted AJ junior quarterback Tad McCowan threw and ran the football well.
    Frye said Bailey Johnson had a 40-yard touchdown catch from McCowan.

  • Lambert to lead AJ offense, Walters to guide defensive unit

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School second-year head football coach C.J. Frye will look to a pair of new coordinators to boost his Volunteers’ team this season.
    Frye, who led AJ to a 3-7 record last season, will look to Robert Lambert to guide the offense, and Brenton “Bub” Walters to lead the defense.
    Frye said he’s confident both coaches can do the job.
    Lambert, a Detroit native, is a 19-year faculty member at AJ where he is a ROTC instructor who also teaches SAT prep and advanced weight training.

  • Teams look to jamborees

    Buford High School head football coach Tripp Watts is looking to the Jackets’ next chance to go against another foe, which comes Friday in the 41st annual Camden Shrine Jamboree.
    Watts said the Jackets had a mixed bag in their road scrimmage with host McBee High School and Hannah Pamplico of Florence County on Friday afternoon.
    “We had some bright spots, but we also have some areas to work on,” Watts said. “That’s what you can expect from a first scrimmage.

  • Teams focus on contact

    Lancaster County high school football coaches will have a better idea about their respective teams as the squads near their first scrimmage sessions this weekend.
    Buford, under third-year head coach Tripp Watts, will get the jump on its country gridiron brethren with a scrimmage at McBee today.
    The Jackets, coming off a 6-5 season, will battle the host MHS Panthers and Hannah-Pamplico in a three-way session today at the Panthers’ field where play begins at 6 p.m.

  • Basics dominate first day of drills

    The first day of football practice began at Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools on Friday as players donned shorts, shirts, helmets and cleats to prepare for the upcoming season.

    Shoulder pads will be added into the mix on Monday. Here’s a little glimpse of what went on at three county schools.

    Lancaster High School

  • Ready for some football?

    Lancaster County’s four high school football teams will kick off preseason drills today in preparation for the 2016 prep football season.
    Practice, between light days and heavy days, will continue much of this month in preparation for the Aug. 19 openers.

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson High School opens preseason drills at 6 p.m. today.
    Coach C.J. Frye, who is in his second year, said the Vols have been chomping at the bit all week in anticipation for today.