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B-E coach honored

Bamberg-Ehrhardt head football coach Kevin Crosby receives his 2017 Palmetto Champions' Class 2A Lower State Coach of the Year Award at Thursday's S.C. Football Coaches Association's annual banquet in Columbia. Crosby led the Red Raiders to a 13-1 overall record, the Region 5-2A and Class 2A Lower State title. He also surpassed the 100-win plateau. B-E faced Abbeville in the state title game Friday at Benedict College.

Special to The T&D

Top football players in the South Carolina Independent School Association will be playing in all-star games this weekend.

In the SCISA North-South All-Star Game at Northwood Academy in Summerville on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m., four T&D Region standouts will be competing. For the South team, Orangeburg Prep's Bill Metts, Matheson Wannamaker and Parker Kuck will each take to the field. For the North team, Dorchester Academy's Lance Brownlee will take to the field.

In the SCISA North-South 8-man All-Star Game at Cathedral Academy in Charleston on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m., eight players and two coaches from The T&D Region will be competing.

For the North 8-man All-Stars, Hanks Avinger and Demetrius Abraham will represent Holly Hill Academy on the field.

For the South 8-man All-Stars, Andrew Jackson Academy's Bailey Ackerman and Jordan Lee will be on the field along with Calhoun Academy's Caleb Crosby and Weston Davis and Clarendon Hall's Dylan Way and Ben Corbett.

Calhoun's Todd Layton will be head coach for the South, while Andrew Jackson's Jason Peek will serve as offensive coordinator.

Temple downs USC men

NEW YORK (AP) -- Quinton Rose scored a season-high 24 points to lead Temple (4-1) to a 76-60 rout of South Carolina on Thursday night in the second game of the Under Armour Reunion at Madison Square Garden.

South Carolina dropped to 5-2. The game was South Carolina's first at Madison Square Garden since Sweet 16 and Elite Eight wins over Baylor and Florida, respectively, last March.

David Beatty led the Gamecocks with 13 points. Maik Kotsar scored 12 and Justin Minaya tallied 11.

South Carolina opens a three-game home stand on Saturday vs. UMass at 2 p.m. ET at Colonial Life Arena. The matchup is Carolina's first at home since Nov. 13.

SCSU opens indoor track season

The South Carolina State track and field teams will open the 2017-18 indoor season Sunday at the UNC Greensboro Early Bird Duals at Winston-Salem, N.C.

The meet, the first of seven indoor events for Coach Tim Langford’s team, begins at 10 a.m. with field events, with running events set to start at 11 a. m at the JDL Fast Track Stadium and Arena. Admission is free.

Sunday’s meet is the only December date for S.C. State, which will have three scheduled events for January 2018: the East Tennessee State Invitational (Jan. 12-13) at Johnson City, TN; the Keydet Invitational (Jan. 19-20) and the VMI Team Challenge (Jan. 27), both at Lexington, Va.

Bryant is Manning finalist

CLEMSON — Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant has been named one of 11 finalists for the 2017 Manning Award. The winner will be announced after the bowls in January and will be honored at a ceremony in New Orleans. Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was the recipient each of the last two years.

The other finalists are J.T. Barrett of Ohio State, Sam Darnold of Southern California, Jalen Hurts of Alabama, Lamar Jackson of Louisville, Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma, Trace McSorley of Penn State, McKenzie Milton of UCF, Mason Rudolph of Oklahoma State, Jarrett Stidham of Auburn and Kahlil Tate of Arizona.

Helms in East-West Game

TAMPA, Fla. -- Cory Helms, South Carolina offensive lineman, has accepted an invitation to play in the 93rd East-West Shrine Game Jan. 20, 2018, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., kicking off at 3 p.m. ET and broadcast live on NFL Network and the East-West Shrine Game Radio Network.

Gamecock women fall

to Stanford 2-0 in

College Cup semis

ORLANDO, Fla. -- South Carolina saw its historic NCAA Tournament run end Friday when it fell to No. 1 ranked Stanford 2-0 in the Women’s College Cup Semifinals at Orlando City Stadium. The Gamecocks ended their 2017 campaign with a mark of 19-3-1 following the loss.

The Cardinal tallied a pair of first-half goals and controlled a majority of the possession throughout Friday’s contest. Stanford ended the match with a 17-5 shot advantage and put seven attempts on frame. Carolina totaled one shot on target to go with one corner kick.

Stanford struck first in the 10th minute when Jordan DiBiasi knocked home a goal far post with a diving header on the game’s first corner kick. Sophomore goalkeeper Mikayla Krzeczowski could do nothing on the perfectly placed ball.

The Cardinal struck pay dirt again in the 26th minute on another goal by DiBiasi. She one-touched a great pass from 12-yards out that deflected into the back net after hitting off senior Lindsey Lane. Stanford kept the Gamecock offensive attack in check for most of the first half, allowing just three shots and one shot on goal over the first 45 minutes.


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