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Wardlaw High School


By: Gerald Doolittle

Johnston, S.C. – The Coaching staffs at Wardlaw Academy are all set for the 2018-19 school year with hopes of another successful year of bringing home SCISA Championships.

For football the Patriots will compete in Region Two of SCISA 8-Man with Calhoun Academy, Clarendon Hall Academy, Jefferson Davis Academy, Laurens Academy, Richard Winn Academy, W.W. King Academy and the Co-op team with players from Newberry Academy, Cambridge Academy and Palmetto Christian of Greenwood.

For other sports, the Patriots will compete in SCISA Region Two with Community Christian, Covenant Christian, Curtis Baptist, Mead Hall, Sandhills School, South Aiken Baptist, St. Anne/St. Francis Xavier and Town Creek Academy.

Kathy James will again be Athletic Director as well coach both Varsity and JV Volleyball. Last year her varsity team was Region Champions. She hopes to lead the Lady Patriots to another Championship.

Mark Rodgers will again coach the Varsity Football team. Rodgers assisted by Darrell Lilly, Chris Gossett and Eric Batt hope to whip the team back into serious competition after losing 8 seniors from last seasons 13-0 Championship team. They feel good as they welcome 8 freshmen up from last years undefeated JV.

Bucky Faust will again coach the Junior Varsity football team. Faust will have to start from scratch as he lost 8 good players to the varsity from last years undefeated team.

Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Basketball will be coached by Kristina Graves. Graves in her fourth year hopes to build on last years success and win the region.

Boys Varsity Basketball will again be coached by John Spurlock. The Patriots should again be very competitive in region play. Austin Spurlock will coach the Junior Varsity Boys Basketball.

Rodgers will also coach the Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball programs. Last season the Lady Patriots Varsity was once again State Runners-up to Dorchester Academy. With a new pitching staff the Lady Patriots hope to be competitive again.

Robbie Goldman will take over the coaching of the Baseball program. He replaces Vic Radcliff who had coached the previous two seasons. The Patriots hope to have more competition in region play.

Rounding out the coaching staff will be Andy Schrader (Golf), Bill Manly (Track & Cross Country) and Darrell Lilly (Speed & Strength).


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