wo springs ago, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes decided to put then-sophomore Devin Walker behind the plate to handle a veteran group of hard-throwing pitchers, three of whom signed to pitch at the collegiate level including current USC closer Forrest Koumas.
Without hesitation, Scott Jones decided to go for the two-point conversion and the possible win after Lugoff-Elgin closed to within 20-19 with 66 seconds left to play in Friday's season finale against Sumter.
This, to put it mildly, has not been one of the most fun seasons to be a Lugoff-Elgin football player, coach or fan.
Like the crew of a moving company, the Lugoff-Elgin football coaches have been kept busy by shifting players from one position into another not just in practice, but on Friday nights, as well.
Halftime turned into work time for Lugoff-Elgin.
When and where will it all end?
Coming back home is supposed to feel better than this.
With four games left in the conference season and having started conference play with a loss to Carolina Forest last week, tonight would be as good a time as any for Lugoff-Elgin to see if it can find that magic which led them to the Region 6-4A title a season ago.
CONWAY -- Friday in Conway was no ordinary day at the beach for Lugoff-Elgin.
By TOM DIDATO
LEXINGTON -- Lugoff- Elgin could not stop the avalanche of mistakes and momentum created from one of the top teams in the state on Friday night as host Lexington defeated the Demons, 59-16, in the final non-region contest of the season for both squads.
It's hard to live in the Midlands region of the state and to not have heard something about the Lexington offense.
It was like going from the state fair to the county fair.
As the clock winded down on his team's 35-20 win over rival Camden last Friday, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Scott Jones admitted to counting the house to see what was left of the unusually small crowd at Zemp Stadium.
After losing for the first time in two Region 4-4A matches, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team bounced back from a loss to Spring Valley with a 3-2 win over Dutch Fork last Thursday night in Irmo.
Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.
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