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Class 4A, Region VI

2013 Record: 12-1; went 11-0 in regular season; lost to Stratford in second round of playoffs

2014 Season Opener: August 22nd, vs. Fort Dorchester, 7:30

Key Returners: Senior quarterback Nick Jones is the 2013 Primetime Performer of the Year back for one more season. He'll be able to find David Vereen on offense and Rodney Brunson will provide a good running attack in order to complement that prolific passing game.

Key Losses: Wake Forest commit WR Tabari Hines transferred over to Marlboro County, and he was a dangerous weapon used in multiple facets for the Bruins. Not a complete loss, but lineman and Charleston Southern commit Zack Evans is recovering from a torn ACL. He'll be available around Week 10 though.

Look for them on Saturdays: Lots of talent here. Zack Evans will be with the Bucs next year...Nick Jones is getting interest and if he has another 30+ touchdown season, that will likely increase...Brunson and Vereen will likely find homes on a college field as well. Junior running back Michael Grimsley has been impressing at various summer camps throughout the country. He'll likely get a more starring role next year, but should be vital to the offensive production this season as well. Kicker/punter Evan Rabon has transferred in and has also been accruing some FBS school interest.