WES’s WISDOM: Keep an eye on these key players in Beaufort’s state title bout with South Pointe

After slaying Myrtle Beach up in the Grand Strand and crushing West Florence in front of a packed home stadium, the Beaufort High Eagles have earned their way to Benedict College for Thursday’s Class 4A title bout against former coach DeVonte Holloman and South Pointe. As the two familiar faces prepare for the showdown in Columbia, let’s take a look at some key players on both sides in the 2021 Lowco football season’s grand finale. 

JARRETT: The Year of the Jaguar included an unexpected wardrobe change

For a group of former Ridgeland-Hardeeville standouts who left to ensure they could continue playing football, SCISA state titles tasted extra sweet.

WES’s WISDOM: Contributions from Adams, Houpt can’t be measured in wins and losses

A football coach does so much more than just teaching kids how to win on the field. They are responsible for molding young men to become impactful individuals and future leaders of our community. And nobody did that better over these last few years than Dave Adams and John Houpt. As Houpt makes the transition to his next chapter and Adams embarks on his well-deserved retirement, let’s look back on how both have made their mark here in the Lowcountry. 

WES’s WISDOM: Nick Pringle bet on himself, and now he’s ‘Bama bound

As he began his junior year of high school, Nick Pringle was barely on anyone’s college basketball radar. Three years later, the former Whale Branch sensation is on his way to help propel a budding national title contender. 

WES’s WISDOM: What it will take for the Lowco’s top teams to bring home titles

After a thrilling 11-week regular season, the high school football playoffs kick off on Friday night. But before an action-packed month of November kicks off, let’s go through our top state title contenders in the Lowco and look at what it will take for each school to bring home the big hardware. 

WES’s WISDOM: A few revelations from Week 9 of the high school football season

We’re just one week away from the start of the high school football playoffs, and the postseason picture has become nearly crystal clear. Three area teams have locked down region championships, and several others secured their spot in the dance this November. With another busy week behind us, here’s what we learned as our Lowco squads come down the stretch. 

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.