Thursday, November 21, 2013
Edgefield, SC--A week after Augusta Prep won a state title, next in line, comes from SCISA and Wardlaw Academy. The reigning two time champs are chasing number three. This team has already had to overcome a major road block.
Star running back Malik Lee was injured a few weeks back leaving the Patriots looking for some offense. Tough to take a 3000 yard rusher out of a lineup and not struggle. But after some soul searching, the Patriots found their focus again and have won two straight playoff games to give them another shot at the title.
"When you have a star player like Malik, when he goes down, you have to correct every little mistake from there on out" said senior "Jacob Baynham "Especially when you lose somebody from that skill level, you have to come together more as a team, you have to have better blocking, better tackling, and you have to stay on your blocks longer"
"We're ball control and we have to not hurt ourselves" said coach Mark Rodgers "We have to execute every down. Everybody has to do what their job is and take care of our football and we'll be fine. WE just can not be our own worst enemy"
The finals will be interesting as they face W.W. King for the second time this year. King is one of two teams to beat Wardlaw. Both won't have to travel far with the game set for Saluda friday night at 7:30