Just a few thoughts:
Harlem High School junior Seth Hill might have been the area's most-underrated football player this season.
Down the stretch, he was amazing for the Bulldogs. He torched Cross Creek for 139 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. He was also the workhorse as Harlem beat Josey, rambling for 186 yards on 30 attempts. He tallied four scores against the Eagles, too.
His biggest game, however, came against Butler. In the battle of the Bulldogs, Hill carried the ball 22 times for a career-high 266 yards and three touchdowns. For the season, Hill was among the area's leading rushers, finishing with 1,405 yards and 15 touchdowns on 224 carries.
Hill likely will challenge Evans star Jonathan Finch for Columbia County Player of the Year next season.
College signings are great to see
It is always fun to be able to follow talented young athletes as they move on to the next level. Therefore, it was great to see so many sign scholarships during the early signing period.
Baseball stars Patrick Gamblin (Harlem) and Mike Gram (Lakeside) inked with Winthrop and Limestone, respectively, while golfers Jacob Tilton (Evans) and Brian Carter (Lakeside) will hit the links next fall for Armstrong Atlantic State and Georgia, respectively. A third Lakeside signee, Eric Chiu, will head off to Atlanta next fall to swim at Georgia Tech.
Throw in the fact that many football players are likely to sign in early February (led by Lakeside linebacker Kyle Tudor, who will sign with Division I East Carolina), and there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the direction our young athletes are headed.
Hendry performing well for Florida State
Former Evans swimmer C.J. Hendry is off to a good start in her sophomore season at Florida State. The Seminoles were in Charlottesville, Va., last week for a three-team meet with No. 13 Virginia and No. 19 Penn State.
The Seminoles lost both matches, but Hendry placed third in the 110-meter fly with a time of 56.16 seconds.
I'll have a recap of the Grey Cup in Canada. The Grey Cup is the championship game of the Canadian Football League, and this year's game featured former Lakeside standout Brian Bratton. He is a starter for the Montreal Alouettes.
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