Jr. Cougars participate in Border Bowl 2017 | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | August 30, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 30, 2017 at 9:47 am
By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton County Middle School Jr. Cougar Football team traveled to Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School Saturday Aug. 26 to participate in the Border Bowl 2017. In the first live action of the season, the Jr. Cougars faced Mid-Way Georgia and the Georgia Blue Devils.
“The kids were excited being able to travel on the Cougar Express,” said Jay Davis, assistant athletic director, who coached the game for head coach Keivy Rowes, who was out with an illness. “The players really played hard from start to finish. Facing Mid-Way in the first 12-minute exhibition game, neither team scored. The second exhibition against the Georgia Blue Devils ended with a late touchdown.
“We are impressed with all of our kids showing great enthusiasm and pride to be young Cougars,” said Davis. “We had some returning players that showed some great leadership. Amarie Daniels, Ian Yahner, and Demarrie Martin provided some experience that we needed on both sides of the ball. We also saw some new additions Christopher Heirs, Bryan Ackerman, Montana Blue, and Chandler McMillan who played well.
“The coaching staff is excited going into the season with this young group of student athletes,” said Davis.
The Jr. Cougar’s first home game is scheduled for Thursday Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at Colleton County Middle School.