In This Weeks Edition: 09-07-2011

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Red Raiders come from behind to defeat Edisto

Jerry E. Halmon, Sports Editor

B-E sophomore quarterback Sumner Cooler’s 37 yard touchdown pass to sophomore tight end K.C. Crosby in the left corner of the end zone with 18.4 seconds left on the clock erased a 15 point second half deficit and lifted the Class 1-A top ranked Red Raiders to a 40-34 win over Edisto in the renewal of the ‘battle of 301.’

Edisto High School head Coach Andy Palmer said the game was a back and forth battle all night: “Both teams battled hard, we stood toe-to-toe they stood toe-to-toe, they had their opportunity and went down the field and it was just too short a time for us to go back at them,” Palmer said, adding “neither team deserved to lose in this situation that’s the way the game is, we have to be resilient because our kids fought their hearts out, so we’ll keep coming back and be out Monday morning.”

B-E head Coach Kevin “Butch” Crosby said the winning pass play was the result of an adjustment the B-E coach staff made. “They (Edisto) did a great job of stopping us on the run by packing the box. We have to be able in situations like that to throw the ball,” Crosby said, adding “Our coaching staff did a great job late in the game of getting the ball in our play makers’ hands.” Crosby, whose team has won the last nine meetings in the “battle of 301” said he took his hat off to the Edisto team, noting that in a rivalry game like this you throw records out the window. “We’re just glad that we came out on the winning side tonight.”

JDA Falls

Jerry E. Halmon, Sports Editor

Jefferson Davis Academy first-year head coach Curt Ott’s young Raider team (0-3) continues to experience growing pains as they fell to the second ranked 8-Man team in the state Patrick Henry Academy on the road 60-8.

Coach Suspended

Jerry E. Halmon, Sports Editor

Faced with a lack of players at the beginning of this season, the Andrew Jackson Academy football team (0-2) now finds its self without the services of legendary football coach Gene Sease for the rest of the 2011 season.

Sease was suspended after the team’s 62-0 loss to top ranked Wardlaw Academy Friday night for what was termed rules infractions by the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA). In a telephone interview Tuesday morning Sease said he was not blaming the infraction on “anybody, and mainly on himself” but he hated what happen for his players most of all and he hoped to be back on the AJA sidelines next year.

AJA Head Master Jamee Barnes confirmed over the weekend that the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) cited Sease for allegedly using an ineligible player, who was a fifth year senior. The administration of the school appeared before the SCISA board to recommend that Sease be suspended for two games, but the board recommended the tougher ruling of suspension for the rest of the 2011 season.

Denmark-Olar

Jerry E. Halmon, Sports Editor

The Denmark-Olar Viking football team fell to (1-1) on the young season after a 40-20 loss to Baptist Hill in Charleston Friday night. The Vikings coming off a 20-13 win over Class 3-A Lake Marion in week Zero took a 20-0 lead only to see Baptist Hill comeback to record the win.

 

 

Clyburn speaks at Job Corps SGA inauguration

Jerry Durgan, Contributing Writer

During the August Bamberg Job Corps Student Government Association Inauguration, U.S. Congressman James Clyburn said “Be the best you can be … one of the best things you can do is to learn and practice good manners.”

“If I were driving to Columbia and my car broke down I wouldn’t need a lawyer,” he said. I would need a good mechanic. If I needed a plumber I wouldn’t call a lawyer. I’d call a good plumber. It’s what’s important at a given time,” he said, “that makes you important. A lawyer’s only important when I need a good lawyer. When I need a good carpenter or plumber or mechanic, they are the ones that are important. In other words, he said, “we all need each other. Don’t worry about being important because when you are needed you are the most important. Be good at whatever vocation you choose.”