29 Aug

A Big Home Field Disadvantage For Syracuse

Fowler High School in Syracuse could end up going almost a decade without any athletic fields. Fowler has renowned programs in both football and soccer which both are in desperate need of a home field. Construction on new fields is not expected to begin until 2018 as discussed in a school board meeting late last week.
 
In general, construction on the fields is expected to take longer than previously expected. A lot of the hold ups are expected to be due to financial issues both with the school and county. Making matters worse, the area is one of the poorest in the entire state. The lack of a home field has severely hurt morale on many Fowler teams so far.
 
Construction is expected to being very soon but construction estimates have not been consistent thus rendering it difficult to truly guess when the project might be completed by. School officials and construction company employees were not immediately available for comment on the situation.

19 Aug

HS FOOTBALL: Robinson & Turnovers Lead Lee Over Jones County

Lee County’s defense stood strong with recovering three turnovers while running back Mark Robinson rushed for 157 yards en route to a 20-13 victory over Jones County on Thursday night. Akilies Leroy made his impact with eight tackles and a fumble recovery while the Lee defense did not waiver the entire game.
 
As in many high school games, that passing game was a dubious proposition at best. Both teams saw steady success on the ground with Lee taking a larger advantage. It was a big night on the road for Lee, the soon to be named “road warriors” as the team grinded through adversity and an overall very tough push back from Jones County. A tip of the hat goes to the coaches of both teams who managed the roosters and the game clock in grand fashion.
 
The game was a battle of wills that Lee came out on top of. The teams traded a pair of field goals each on the offensive side while Lee scored the eventual game winning touchdown on a five yard rush from senior running back Mark Robinson. The rest of the season looks bright for Lee – especially if they continue playing their hard nosed style defense like they most certainly did to start the 2016 season.