TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY)–It has been a tough past month for the South Columbus high school football team. Local State Trooper Kevin Conner passed away on October 17th just hours after the Stallions 54-0 win over West Columbus. It has not been easy on a football team, that he fully supported.
“It took a big effect on us, some of us were real close to him. We came together as a team and prayed together. We had to find a way to stay strong for others out here too,”said senior Daquan Keel.
The Stallions picked up their biggest win of the season this past Friday night taking down their rival Whiteville on the road. The offense racked up over 500 yards of total offense on the evening, but the 2018 squad has their sights set on a much bigger goal.
“We are an older team, so we have been there. We know what we have to do to go off in the playoffs and find a way to go deep,”said senior Brady Ivey.
The senior class at South Columbus High School has compiled quite the record in their four years. Throughout their careers they have a 41-11 record with multiple state playoff appearance. The only thing missing is a state championship and South thinks this might be their year. They still will not over look anyone that takes the field against them.
“Before we even talk about state championships, were going to worry about this game , and then we will worry about the first playoff game. We have got to get a lot better before we ever get to that stage. So, were going to keep working on that for now,”said South Columbus head coach Russell Dove.
With the win over Whiteville, South Columbus sets themselves up for another shot at Three Rivers Conference Championship. The only thing standing in the way of that is the East Bladen Eagles. The two teams will match up on the football field on Friday night with kickoff set for 7:30 P.M. from South Columbus High School in Tabor City.