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Homecoming comes early for Thomas and Demons
Devin Reeder
DEVIN REEDER ... L-E offensive lineman
With the first-game jitters out out of his and his his team’s system, interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas can now get onto the business of going home.The Fort Mill native and 18-year assistant coach at Fort Mill returns to his high school alma mater for the first time wearing enemy colors as he leads the Demons into Bob Jones Stadium to take on the host Yellow Jackets.While there is one school of thought which goes along the line of having something to prove in going up against family and friends, Thomas said he can be himself more this week that he was a week ago in a 35-14 loss to rival Camden in Week Zero. That, he said, was a big game for he and his team to get under their collective belt.“There will be a little bit of nerves but definitely not as nervous as last week with the first home game against a rival,” said Thomas. “Going back home, there will be a lot of people who know me and there will be a lot of chitter-chatter before the game with folks who I worked with.