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Wilson Hall High School

Wilson Hall gets rematch

By Ken Buck

Staff Writer

Sumter—The Wilson Hall football team is heading into this week’s playoff match up against a familiar opponent in Laurence Manning Academy.

Laurence Manning dropped Wilson Hall 14-13 on a last second touchdown in the last regular season game of the season, earning a rematch with Wilson Hall in the process.

Currently the Barons are 5-5 overall and finished 3-4 in the region.

Wilson Hall Coach Adam Jarecki says that at looking at the rematch he has to consider how many injuries his Barons’ football has had to endure this season.

“We are just so beat up right now,” he explains. This includes losing the team’s leading rusher Justin Timmons to a broken leg against Ben Lippen.

The Barons have also lost another running back and starting strong safety to injuries and then had a lineman to go down to a knee injury in the loss to Laurence Manning last Friday night.

“We were really thin numbers wise when we started the season,” says Jarecki. “Now we have had these injuries hit us and now we just trying to make it work.”

He has been impressed by his team’s effort.

“We are just playing so hard and the kids are going as hard as they can go but it is just tough with everybody having to go both ways. We are just getting beat up physically.”

Jarecki also added that he is proud of the way his Wilson Hall team is competing in the midst of the obstacles.

“They are just doing everything that we can ask considering what we are up against,” he says.

The injuries have forced a lot of shuffling to the line up for the Barons, says Jarecki.

A couple of freshmen who have stepped up to help the varsity squad include Graham Van Patten and Nathan Harris, but Jarecki was quick to point out that the entire team has really stepped up in the face of the adversity.

The junior varsity quarterback Wise Seegars had to come up to varsity and start for five games due to an illness on the varsity level.

“He did a wonderful job,” says Jarecki. 


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