WES’s WISDOM: What we learned in Week 8 of the high school football season

Another week of high school football is in the books, and it might have been the most exciting one yet this season. We saw a captivating rivalry game, a shocker in a first-place region showdown, and a bunch of phenomenal individual performances. Let’s take a look around the Lowco and see what we learned in Week 8.

WES’s WISDOM: Here’s what we know as HS football season hits high gear

We’re entering the home stretch of the 2021 high school football season, and we’ve been treated to some phenomenal action so far across the Lowco. It’s that point in the year when every snap starts to mean that much more as the playoff picture begins to take shape. With just a few weeks left to go before the postseason, here are some things that I’ve learned from following the action on the field.

WES’s WISDOM: Catching up on more Lowco stars playing on Saturdays

Last week, I highlighted a couple of our former Lowco stars that are shining at the college football level. But I left off many other hard-working student-athletes who also deserved a shoutout. It’s been incredible to see the number of players we send off each year, and they are all worthy of high recognition. Let’s take a look at some more area players that have made their names known on Saturday afternoons.

WES’s WISDOM: Beating the COVID-19 pandemic is going to be a team effort

As we reached a much-anticipated summer here in 2021, it looked like the end of the COVID-19 pandemic was in sight. Local case numbers started to significantly dip, and vaccines began rolling out for the general public. That was the first time I felt like we could have a normal fall free of worries about the virus that has haunted us for more than 18 months. 

WES’s WISDOM: Delaney’s determination proves you can get anywhere from here

On March 23, 2020, it looked like Dee Delaney’s NFL dreams were slipping away. He had just been released by Washington, and the coronavirus pandemic was in full swing. With so much uncertainty and a lack of success in his first two years out of college, another opportunity seemed unlikely. Just 18 months later, the Lowco product will take to Raymond James Stadium to play his first game for the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

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JARRETT: Five Things I Think I Know after Week 1 of the high school football season

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WES’s WISDOM: Sampson’s golf marathon with a mission still going strong

In 2009, Billy Sampson set foot on the first tee of Old Tabby Golf Links, preparing for what would be a memorable day ahead. After taking a moment to consider the lives he was about to touch, he teed up his ball and began the first of 114 holes: all in an effort to help the families of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our nation. 

WES’s WISDOM: Five takeaways from the opening week of high school football

After a long summer in anticipation of kickoff, the first week of the 2021 football season was certainly worth the wait. We were treated to a large helping of highlight-reel plays and thrilling finishes with several Lowco teams making a strong statement to begin the new year. 

WES’s WISDOM: Storylines to watch as the first football Friday of 2021 approaches

The wait is finally over. The 2021 high school football season is upon us. There’s no better feeling than the start of football in the Lowco, and this year is looking like one of the most memorable yet. With several state title contenders and extraordinary talent throughout the area’s public and private school ranks, we should be treated to a heck of a show this fall. Here are some storylines to look out for as we get things underway on Friday.