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Wardlaw High School


By: Gerald Doolittle

Johnston, S.C. -The Wardlaw Academy Patriots coached by John Spurlock heads into the final two weeks of regular season in a dog fight with Curtis Baptist and Covenant Christian for the SCISA Region 4-A title.

Currently Curtis Baptist is atop the region standings at 6-0 followed by Wardlaw at 3-0 and Covenant at 5-1. Wardlaw has seven region games left that includes two against Curtis Baptist and two against Covenant Christian. The Patriots also have two left against South Aiken Baptist (1-6) and one against Mead Hall (2-3).

The Patriots will carry a 14-4 overall record into the final two weeks of regular season. The Patriots attack has been sparked by Caleb Martin (sr) who has scored 297 points, 218 rebounds, 22 assists, 18 steals and 44 blocked shots.

Avery Spurlock (jr) has added 225 points, 93 rebounds, 56 assists, 56 steals and 11 blocked shots. Mason Burgess (sr) has scored 153 points, 37 rebounds, 41 assists, 38 steals and 13 blocks. Reid Gossett (sr) has scored 110 points, 64 rebounds, 22 assists and 22 steals. Dalton Williams (sr) has scored 101 points, 77 rebounds, 13 assists and 27 steals.

Overall the Patriots have scored 1016 points, 612 rebounds, 164 assists, 197 steals and 76 blocked shots.

Rounding out the Patriots roster has been Hudson Manly (so), Grayson Gore (jr), Ethan Anderson (jr), Alex Smith (fr), John David Satcher (so), Joshua Knowles (fr), Peyton Lilly (jr), Jacob Martin (fr) and Joshua Zhang.

Coach Spurlock hopes his Patriots can win their third straight region title. So far, the Patriots have a 54-22 the past three seasons since he took over the Wardlaw program. Coach Spurlock is in a battle with his former Crusader team from Curtis Baptist.

The Lady Patriots of Coach Kristina Graves will carry their 7-8 record into the final two weeks of regular season. They also have seven region games to play. Currently Curtis Baptist has a 5-0 region mark.

The Lady Patriots roster is Addie Bartley (so), Taylor Rinehart (fr), Anna Grace Spurlock (sr), Ashland Yonce (so), Jordan Williams (so), Sidney Williams (sr), Reaghan Whitlock (fr), Allison Burnett (so), Gracie Kervin (jr), Summer Williams (fr) and Lainey Jainniney (fr).


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