Will Lamar continue to be a winning program under a first-year coach?

#6 Tavis Dolford, WR, lines up on the outside as #7 Zori Pierce, QB, prepares to take a snap in their match against Hampton County in the William R. Long Jamboree. PHOTO BY WILL JOHNSON

#7 Zori Pierce, QB, looks to the sideline for the play call to relay to his teammates in a presnap buddle. PHOTO BY WILL JOHNSON

By Will Johnson

Lamar traveled to Wilson Saturday afternoon for the William R. Long Jamboree. The Silver Foxes Led by First Year coach Stephen Burris played Hampton County and Wilson in one-quarter-style scrimmages. The first was at 6:30 against the hurricanes. Hampton County is a 2A school located on the other side of Walterboro that went 7-5 last year. Lamar started out strong moving the chains however could not make it into the endzone against the hurricanes. The silver foxes would give up a Touchdown with 1:31 on the clock on a 43yd reception losing 0-7.

However, after a break, the Silver Foxes would find their redemption against Wilson. In a tough-fought game after a big drive #1 Travion Mcphail, Senior, would carry in the Touchdown. Lamar would again find the endzone not long after as #9 Alvion Ward, junior, would catch a screen to run it in for a Sliver Fox touchdown. The Silver Foxes won 14-0.

This is Stephen Burris’s first year at Lamar and his first year as a head Coach. Burris was brought in by Darlington County School District in March as former head coach Josh Pierce left to take the Head Coach position at Conway High School. Burris comes from Ridge View where he was an Assistant coach and offensive coordinator. He also has previous experience coaching at Conway and Socostee. 

Lamar will meet on the gridiron at home against Hemmingway on Friday at 7:30 pm. Lamar defeated Hemmingway last year 46-0.

Author: Stephan Drew

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