Hunting season has arrived for the Cougars
by The Press and Standard | August 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 15, 2018 at 8:46 am
By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton County Varsity Cougar football team participated in the Berkeley County Jamboree Thursday Aug. 9 and earned big wins over two Region VII-AAAAA teams.
In one quarter of action, the Cougars defeated Goose Creek 7-0 in the first game of the evening and then outscored Stratford 15-7 in the second game. Saturday morning both the varsity and JV Cougars hosted Oceanside in a controlled scrimmage.
Against the Knights, Shykem Chisolm rushed five times for 25 yards, scoring two touchdowns and adding a two-point conversion. Ja’Carre Stevens rushed three times and accounted for 43 yards. Jalen Levine rushed twice for 6 yards and had 23 receiving yards. Trakell Murray accounted for 4 yards on the ground and Kylee Hart rushed for 7 yards.
The Cougars recorded 19 plays against the Gators — 18 on the ground for 99 yards rushing. Jalen Levine threw one touchdown for 22 yards and had three carries for 13 yards. Chisolm led the Cougars for the second time on the day with 4 carries for 34 yards and scored a touchdown. Stevens had 4 carries and 19 yards and Murray had 26 yards of rushing. Jackson Morelli had a 22-yard carry and Hart had 7 yards in the game.
“We had great effort in the Berkeley Jamboree,” said Coach Coby Peeler. “We challenged our guys to start fast, be physical and win up front and on both sides of the ball. For the most part, I feel we accomplished what we set out to do. The biggest thing is we stayed healthy and continue to improve.”
Colleton County will open the regular season schedule against Lakewood High School Friday Aug. 17 at Cougar Stadium with a 8 p.m. kickoff planned. An improved Lakewood team defeated Lee Central 26-6 in the Sumter Jamboree held Saturday Aug. 11.
In a fundraising effort, Colleton County will be selling an array of old jerseys along the concourse prior to Friday evening’s game. Those who wish to purchase a former Cougars’ jersey are encouraged to arrive early.