Time flys when you're having fun and we're quickly two weeks into the season. What a crazy Friday night it was!!
First and foremost you have to give it up to Lakeside. With everything going and with Virginia Tech's band in town to pay their respects and lend a hand in the memory of Ryan Clark, the Panthers were able to ride the wave of emotion to a win over Evans. Not just a win, but a shutout victory of one of the better programs around. Hopefully for the Panthers this will lead to bigger and bigger things as the season goes on and they can contend for a playoff spot, which they've already taken one big step in grabbing.
Game of the year and it'll be hard to top. Silver Bluff beating Aiken in 5 OVERTIMES! Throw in the fact the concession stand went up in flames at the half, the Bulldogs and Hornets played a game at another level. Both are very good teams that could go deep into the playoffs but the win by the Bluff really showed they'll be a state title contender down the road. Al Lown usually wins, but this one was big as they stepped up a couple of classes. Kyle Mackey is probably the best kicker in the area and despite a bum ankle came up big.
Talk about emotions, that was the case at Laney with their honoring former coach David Dupree. The Cats played like they have in the past and rolled to an early lead and then held off a scrappy Screven County team. The only complaint from this one, halftime. When you have a ceremony like this, can't the band take a night off? How long is a reasonable halftime? This was a little unreasonable.
Finally a quick shout out to Grovetown. You only have one chance to make a first impression and boy did they make a good one at home! A winning season is possible for Rodney Holder and the Warriors and I get a feeling you'll be hearing the name Seth HIll a lot the rest of the way.
Top teams early on in no particular order: North Augusta, Williston Elko, Burke County, Silver Bluff and Jefferson County.
The Bears are very, very good and a win over Ware County proved it, Barry Bostic is the real deal for the Warriors, the Jackets are simply loaded everywhere, the Blue Devils are more then a one man show and the Bulldogs are solid up and down the line up.