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  • Devils and Lions win, Cycs lose in jamboree

    All the home teams weren't actually victorious, but the "home teams" took a 32-26 victory over the visitors in Friday's Chester County Football Jamboree.
    The annual event featured four halves of football, with the county's three teams and Lancaster considered the "home" squads. A rolling score was kept throughout all four match-ups.

    Devils down Alleghany

    In the opening session, Great Falls was able to hang on for a 13-7 win over Alleghany.

  • Devils and Lions win, Cycs fall in jamboree

    The home teams took a 32-26 victory over the visitors in Friday's Chester County Football Jamboree.
    In the opener, Great Falls got some explosive plays from Shyheim Kelly on the way to a 13-7 win over Alleghany High. Kelly snagged a 50-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Chris Culp and scored on a 76-yard run. He also hauled in a 34-yard reception late in the game.

  • Teams ready for final tune-up

    It's a chance to measure a team's progress. It's an opportunity to work on weaknesses. It's a final dress rehearsal for the 2014 regular season. It's the annual Chester County Football Jamboree.
    Eight teams, including all three Chester County squads, will be on the field at Chester High School tonight for their final live action of the pre-season.

  • Chester County Football Jamboree Guests of Honor
  • No surprises in first Lewisville scrimmage

    Lewisville football coach Will Mitchell said he wasn't surprised at all but what he saw from his offense in its first scrimmage.
    "The offense was about what you'd expect when you have one starter back on the offensive line and really, only one who has played varsity snaps," Mitchell said.

  • Sterling happy with first scrimmage

    Coaches want to win, but they also like finding something their team needs to work on every time they are on the field. With that in mind, Chester's Anthony Sterling was happy with his team's first scrimmage of the season Saturday against Northwestern in Rock Hill.
    "I thought it went great," Sterling said. "We saw some good things and some not so good things that we need to work on."
    With the first-team units playing on the full field, Northwestern outscored Chester 21-7.

  • Lewisville Lions start camp, prep for first scrimmage

    Lewisville's football camp, which began Thursday morning will be anything but average.
    "With the time rules we have now, there is no such thing as an average day. Tomorrow will be a long day, then we have our first scrimmage Friday morning and we're doing our Friday Night Lights event Friday night," said coach Will Mitchell at the end of practice Wednesday.
    The one certainty, Mitchell said, is an early wake-up call. He said players would be expected to wake up at 5 a.m. each morning to start off a day of practice, workouts and team meetings.

  • Devils adapt to small changes

    As is usual, the Great Falls football team opened practice on the first Monday teams are permitted to take the field. As has been the case since 2000, practice was presided over by coach Kenneth Schofield. That doesn't mean there aren't some changes for the team in 2014.

  • Lions have a lot of balls in the air

    As the Lewisville football team opened practice on Friday, linemen worked on catching passes, skill position players flipped tires and everyone was required to juggle. Why?
    "Because you never know," said coach Will Mitchell.
    There was a purpose behind all of the exercises. Juggling builds hand-eye coordination, tire flipping essentially works out the entire body and at a small Class A school, a defensive lineman might be called on to play receiver in a pinch.

  • Rain doesn't dampen Cyclones excitement

    Excitement was high. A long summer of lifting, running and 7-on-7 competitions was about to culminate in the first practice of the 2014 season on Friday.
    The Chester Cyclones did some light walk-throughs in the gym.
    That wasn't exactly what coaches had in mind for the big opener to their official pre-season, but the torrential downpours outside didn't leave any alternative. Coach Anthony Sterling said the day was productive, in spite of the conditions.