Friday, May 17, 2013
The end of the school year means the end of spring football practice at local schools, and that was the case Friday night with North Augusta holding its annual spring game.
Dan Pippin's team has been one of the best in South Carolina the last few years, and it's because of their ability to reload.
The Jackets will start a new running back for the fourth straight season, and they've lost plenty of production at all positions.
The difference is that those former players come back and don't let the youngsters rest on past successes.
Pippin said, "They tell the kids what it was like when they weren't very good, and now that we are pretty good, about how they need to keep that going. They stay on them pretty good. It's just one of those things. When you get a good program, that's why your program is good. You have people coming back, and also obviously because of the people you have, and I think we have some pretty good kids."
North Augusta might be anchored by its offensive and defensive lines in the early going. They have some big boys ready to carry the team until everyone gels together.