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MPCU Kickoff Classic set for L-E on Aug. 17
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Lugoff-Elgin assistant football coach Evan Moxie gets lifted off the ground while holding onto the two-man sled being pushed by Dalton Tucker (68) and Adam Cassimjee (74) during the Demons Monday morning practice. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Eight teams, including host Lugoff-Elgin, will get their final tune-up for their regular season openers when they participate in the seventh annual May Plant Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium on Friday, Aug. 17.The first of four mini-games, all of which will be one half of play, begins at 6 p.m. with games schedule to be played each hour.The first contest of the night will have Fairfield Central squad, which has dropped into class AA ranks this year, meeting Ridge View, a member of Region 4-AAAA, along with L-E.The 7 p.m. game features a pair of 4A colleagues as Blythewood, another Region 4-AAAA entry, takes on West Florence, out of Region 6. WF will play both L-E and Camden in non-region games this season.At 8 p.m., Union County and first-year head coach Steve Taneyhill, who led Chesterfield to three straight class A Division I titles between 2007 and 2009, will play Lake City, which drops into the AA ranks this season after having played in AAA in the past.The night comes to a close when the host Demons entertain Westwood in the 9 p.m. finale. Westwood is a first-year school in Blythewood and will be a member of Region 4-AAA, along with Camden.

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