What did the Kershaw County Post 17 Senior American Legion team get for being the nice guy last year? A final 4-12 record in its first and only season in League IV.In the winter of 2012, the local entry saved state American Legion officials a major migraine when it stepped in to help out a Midlands-based circuit which was left with four teams when Irmo decided to pack it in for the 2012 summer season. Facing a steady diet of college players who dotted the West Columbia and Lexington rosters, Craig Smith’s young charges took the brunt of being the newest --- and, youngest --- kid on the block.At this year’s state meeting, Post 17 was asked to return to League IV. This time, Smith and KC athletic director Jeff Davis declined the offer.
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