Articles in Local Sports
Today’s edition of The Journal contains our annual high school football preview, complete with a very different look — a magazine format.
Now 364 days removed from a heart-stopping fourth quarter that saw his West-Oak High School football team turn a 14-0 deficit with less than five minutes to play against rival Walhalla into a 17-14 victory, Josh Pierce won’t say his Warriors were lucky.
Tony Steward has long awaited the opportunity to be a starter on the college level, and that’s a dream he’ll finally realize Saturday night, when Clemson travels to face Georgia. Coming out of high school, Stewart was expected to make an immediate impact with the Tigers, ranked the top outside linebacker in the nation despite tearing his ACL his senior season.
When Clemson defeated Ohio State in the Orange Bowl in January, it seemed like talk immediately turned to the Tigers’ 2014 season opener against Georgia, and that chatter has continued almost incessantly during the months leading up to the game.