A few highlights from around the county to wrap up the year:
- Evans High School junior punter Kevin Millward was named Class AAAA First Team All-State for the second consecutive season. Millward averaged more than 40 yards per punt and led the CSRA in net punting average. He was the only player from Columbia or Richmond County to be selected to the first team in Georgia.
- Former Evans and Lakeside wide receiver Steven Rogers completed a solid sophomore season at East Carolina with one reception for 17 yards in the Pirates 24-7 loss to South Florida in the GMAC Bowl.
Next season Rogers should contend for even more playing time for the Conference USA squad. Rogers was fifth on the team in catches in 2006, but only two of the top five pass-catchers return in 2007.
- To say the Greenbrier High School girls basketball team has played well this season is a huge understatement. The Lady Wolfpack squad is 11-0 and ranked No. 5 in Class AAAA.
More impressive is how they are winning. Greenbrier has outscored their opponents by an average of over 30 points per game, and 10 of their 11 wins have come by at least 26 points. Only Cross Creek was able to stay within 26 points of the Pack. The Razorbacks lost by a respectable 15 points in mid-December.
- College football's National Signing Day is Feb. 7, but it will likely be a slow day in Columbia County. Harlem likely will have a couple of kids (Maurice Dorsey and Brendan Gray) who will have an opportunity to sign a college scholarship.
However, signing day may come and go with little fanfare at Evans, Greenbrier and Lakeside. Plenty can happen between now and signing day, and I will keep you updated.
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