Two players graduated – Alexis Bane, who led L.C. Bird in three-point shots made and Tiara Washington, a strong inside player. Both started games last season.
Starling Jones and Taylor Mason graduated and were a big part of the team’s success rebounding. Jones was tough on the inside and could shoot while Mason was a tough, versatile player. Rebounding is an early area of concern for the Warriors with these losses.
Earl Hughes stood on the sideline near the end of the game Friday with a smile across his face, wearing a headset and making his “coaching” debut. The running back had earned it, blazing up and down Dutchman Field in near-freezing temperatures as Bird plundered the Atlee Raiders 46-10.
The Carver Cougars Cross-Country team made history twice this 2013 season. First, the girls’ Cougars Cross-Country team went undefeated this season, marking the third year in a row of completing the season undefeated and winning the Southern Division.
For the first time all season, L.C. Bird trailed at halftime when Hermitage led 7-6 Friday. Outside of the Lake Taylor game, no team had truly tested the Skyhawks for a full contest, either.