High School Sports

  • Bruins belt Jackets in 42-14 win

    The Lancaster Bruins have been bruising and cruising this season, and Thursday was no different.
    LHS, 3-0 for the first time since the 2014 football season, started strong on the way to the 42-14 win over the Class AAAAA Fort Mill Yellow Jackets on Thursday night in Memorial Stadium.
    Lancaster, starting fast, struck on all five first-half possessions to forge a 35-7 halftime lead on the way to the 28-point victory over the 0-3 Jackets.

  • Tri-County coaches honor county duo

    ROCK HILL – Two Lancaster County high school football players were honored at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association at the Town Tavern in Rock Hill on Tuesday afternoon.

    Andrew Jackson High School senior kicker Avery Funderburk and Indian Land High Schoo’s Taj Knight were saluted for their play.

    Funderburk, in AJ’s 37-24 win over St. John’s of Johns Island in the Charleston area, was the Class A-AAAA Division Special Teams Player of the Week.

  • Adams steps up for AJ

    KERSHAW – Josh Adams has stepped up his role to make an impact with the unbeaten Andrew Jackson High School Volunteers.

    The 6-5, 205-pound senior, a starter at wide receiver last season, is now a two-way player for the 2-0 Vols, and also a team captain.

    “Josh is a smart kid and he knows this is his last go-round,” AJ head football coach Todd Shigley said. “He wants to make the most of it.That speaks to his maturity level.”

  • Vols charge back for 37-24 win

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    JOHNS ISLAND – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers fought to a 37-24 victory over the host St. John’s Islanders in Friday’s game at SJHS.

    The Vols offense was strong and marched the field several times for scores. The AJ defense and special teams allowed several Islanders scores in the 13-point win.

  • Cloud sparks Bruins to 47-18 win

    Lancaster was down right offensive in its home opener.

    The Bruins, who amassed 562 yards offensive yards, rolled to a 47-18 win over Class AAA foe Fairfield Central of Winnsboro on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    LHS senior quarterback Kemarkio Cloud, continuing his stellar early-season play, provided the spark for the Bruins in their 51st home opener at Memorial Stadium.

    Cloud, via the run, triggered the Bruins to a 20-0 first-period lead and they stayed in control for the 29-point home win.

  • Warriors jolt Jackets in 34-7 win

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The rivalry between Buford and Indian Land is intense, and this year ILHS earned football bragging rights with a solid home win over the Jackets.

    The Warriors, behind the passing of Grayson Barber and running of Brandon Britton, notched a 34-7 win over their Class AA county rival BHS.

    The balanced ILHS attack and a stout Warriors defense led to the 27-point victory over the Jackets on Friday night at the ILHS Reservation.

  • Lady Vols rally, top Bruins

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers stormed back to post a non-region prep volleyball win over county rival Lancaster High School to open their season Tuesday night at AJ.

    Lancaster bolted to a 2-0 lead, winning 26-24 and 25-21, but AJ answered in a big way with three straight wins to seal the match.

    AJ won game three, 25-9 and followed with a 25-13 victory and sealed the match with a 17-15 comeback win.

    AJ, in the clincher, was down 12-7, but finished strong with a 10-3 run for the win.

  • Junior Warriors roll by Buford

    The Indian Land High School Junior Warriors, coming off a pair of wins in the seventh annual Bear Hug Brawl last week, continued their solid play in the ILHS junior varsity football opener Thursday night at Buford High School.

    The Junior Warriors, who defeated Andrew Jackson and Lancaster in the jayvee jamboree at BHS on Aug. 16, jolted the host BHS Junior Jackets in a 39-8 road win.

    Indian Land built a 20-8 halftime lead on the way to the 31-point win over the Junior Jackets.

    Indian Land had plenty of contributors in its win.

  • Great Falls’ all-purpose player

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

  • Wildcats surge early in win over Buford

    GAFFNEY – Buford High School started the 2018 football season on the road Friday night and had a tough go, taking a 45-22 thumping by the Blacksburg Wildcats.

    Buford, playing at the old Reservation in Gaffney, former home of the perennial state football powerhouse Gaffney Indians, couldn’t keep pace with the bruising Wildcats’ offensive attack.

    The Cats pounded out 300 yards on the ground against the Buford defense, and Cats quarterback Trayshon Peeler added another 100 yards through the air.