Thursday, August 18, 2011

Metro Spirit 8-18

Well it’s here, can you feel it?

It makes perfect sense that football in its purest form is the first to begin action out on the gridiron. Our hometown heroes burst through their oversized banners each week not for the chance to renegotiate some multi-million dollar contract, but for the pride of the school on the front of the jersey. Or maybe it’s to garner the attention of a certain girl who sits two rows behind them in 4th period history. That was always my motivation anyway.

What we’re going to do in this space over the next several months is to give appropriate exposure to these local athletes. There will be a roundup of major highlights each week, Metro’s 3 games to watch and the Metro Top 6. We’ll get you a full roundup after this week’s abbreviated slate of games. So for now, onto the three to watch.

Harlem at Lincoln County- Fri 7:30pm

So far, not so good at Harlem. In a season that already found the Bulldogs replacing their entire offensive and defensive lines, they’ve also had to scratch their starting quarterback, Trey Price, who tore his ACL in the first practice. But Harlem is not the only team in this matchup dealing with attrition, Lincoln County lost a good chunk of players off of last years talented team as well. Both teams are looking for answers to major questions in this one.

Williston-Elko at Strom Thurmond- Fri 7:30pm

An excellent matchup of two very potent offenses. South Carolina commitment Kendric Salley and big time wide receiver Rokeem Williams take their 1-2 punch to Johnston to face Raleigh Yeldell, Darius Hammond and the Rebels.

Grovetown at Greenbrier- Thurs 7pm, TV: Comcast 380, Knology/Atlantic Broadband 246

The Warriors lost a close one against the Wolfpack last year (16-20), and look to get their 1st win for Coach Rodney Holder against his former school. The Warriors lose talented playmakers Xavier Crain and D.J.Tyson, but return Jamal Cummings, who had 10 TD’s last year as a sophomore.

The Metro 6

1. Washington County
2. Thomson
3. Burke County
4. North Augusta
5. Butler
6. Lakeside

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