SYLVANIA, Ga.---Lest we forget, competition is not just for game nights in high school football. And at a talent-rich school like Screven County, with 97 kids on the roster, there's always someone ready to move up to the first team.
The 2002 state title seems like a distant memory these days in Sylvania.
The Gamecocks struggled through 2 straight losing seasons before new head coach Pat Collins led them to a 6 and 5 campaign last year with all of their losses coming against playoff teams. Now, they're building. Despite the loss of key offensive personnel, the Gamecocks return an experienced defense and a hungry group of second-teamers.
Junior defensive tackle, Donnie Mobley likes the added pressure, "Competition is always better. The second team trying to work up onto the first is always better, good for competition."
Adds Collins, "Competition is what this country is based on, founded on and it makes a man better or he loses his job."
Safe to say he means it. The Gamecocks competitive focus will move to other teams next Friday night when they host Statesboro.