High School Sports

  • Bear Hug Brawl ‘fit to be tied’

    The fifth annual Bear Hug Brawl was a tight defensive battle Saturday afternoon at Buford High’s Jacket Stadium.
    The junior varsity football jamboree, featuring all four county schools, saw only one game produce points.
    The Brawl’s final clash saw the host Buford Junior Jackets and Andrew Jackson battle to an 8-all tie at the wire.
    The Junior Jackets tallied on a 70-yard drive, with quarterback Webber Moore scoring on a nine-yard run.
    On the conversion, Ja’Tavis Crockett tallied for an 8-0 BHS lead on the Junior Volunteers.

  • Lions down Vols in 36-6 win

    KERSHAW – Host Andrew Jackson opened its 2016 season, dropping a 36-6 home loss to Class A opponent Lewisville High School on Friday night at Volunteer Stadium.
    For most of the game, the contest was played under a threat of rain, but the visiting Lions stormed to an early lead and stayed in control for the 30-point win.
    “We showed up on the battlefield, but we did not win this battle,” AJ second-year head coach C.J. Frye said. “We need to work on many aspects of our game.”

  • Jackets swarm Cavs in opener

    BUFORD – Buford launched the 2016 football campaign with a solid 35-6 win over visiting Franklin Christian on Friday night.
     The win gave Buford its first opening game win in three seasons and is BHS head coach Tripp Watts first 1-0 start.
    Buford, behind the passing of Ryan Moore and the running of Isaah Nesbit, racked up a total of 315 yards of offense on the night.  Moore threw for 175 yards and scored two touchdowns.

  • Bruins blitz Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster, striking by land and air, prevailed 47-10 in the Bruins first-ever football meeting with county foe Indian Land.
    The Class AAAA Bruins unleashed their vaunted running attack, but were also effective with the pass on the way to the 37-point win over the Class AAA Warriors at IL’s Reservation on Friday night.
    Lancaster bolted to a 14-0 lead before the Warriors rallied to slice the gap, 21-10.

  • Fifth Bear Hug Brawl ready to roar

    The Lancaster County junior varsity football teams and cheerleaders will be in the spotlight Saturday at Buford High School’s Jacket Stadium.
    The fifth annual Bear Hug Brawl is set with the opening action at 10:10 a.m.
    The Bear Hug Brawl, held in memory of the late Seth Muennich, a former BHS Junior Jackets football player. Muennich died in an auto accident near the school in 2011. He was 14 at the time of his death.

  • BHS duo big part of team

    Buford High School third-year head coach Tripp Watts regards senior running back Isaah Nesbit and wide receiver Rhylee Blackmon as a big part of the Jackets’ team.
    Watts is hoping Nesbit and Blackmon, who have missed much of the preseason with injuries, can make an impact in a hurry.
    Nesbit, who injured his neck in a preseason scrimmage at McBee High School, has been cleared to play and is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Jackets face Franklin Christian in their opener.

  • 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.