Many people had high expectations for Evans High School quarterback Travis Clark.
The athletic youngster came on strong late last season and seemed to get better and more comfortable each week. Even though Evans struggled in 2001, it seemed like the future was in good hands. Clark has good size, strength, smarts and two more years to run the team.
Plus, Evans got great news this summer as 6-2, 175-lb., wide receiver Steven Rogers transferred from Lakeside. Rogers, one of the top receivers in the state, will undoubtedly help jump start the Knights offense.
Together, the tandem seemed to be an explosive combo for the coming season.
All of this still should happen, but it will have to wait six to eight weeks after Clark suffered a high ankle break recently. He will miss at least the Knights first three games and possibly the first four.
While Clark heals, Coach Lee Chomskis will turn to Brad Freeman. The sophomore turned heads two years ago as an eighth grader at Evans Middle School. Actually, he is a lot like Clark athletically.
So these first four games will a good chance for Freeman to show he can handle the starter's role, and if the Knights play well they will be brimming with confidence when Clark returns.
Hemann's experiment featured tonight
A few weeks ago, I told you that Golfing Augusta would feature a segment on golf technology and how drivers have improved in recent years.
Well, the feature conducted by Greg Hemann - head golf pro at The Club at Jones Creek - will air tonight at 8:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 4.
The idea was actually the brainchild of Columbia County News-Times Sports Editor Mike Howell. Howell asked Hemann some golf technology questions that Hemann couldn't answer, so curiosity got the best of him. Hemann conducted an experiment - the results of which appeared in The News-Times on DATEDATEDATE.
Now, you can see the experiment the entire month of August, each Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
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