by: Logan Baines
SANFORD – The Lee County High School football team returns to Paul B. Gay Stadium Friday night facing the biggest game of the season as cross-town rival Southern Lee sits on the visiting sideline. In the season finale for both teams, the Yellow Jackets are looking to get a win and snap a three-game losing streak in Sandhills Athletic Conference play.
LCHS (6-3, 2-3 SAC) faces a Southern Lee team that limped out of the gate this season and never really got going. The Cavaliers (1-8, 0-5 SAC) have lost 15 consecutive SAC games, dating back to the shortened 2021 spring season.
The Yellow Jackets are led by running back BJ Brown, who looks to continue his dominant season Friday night. The junior averages 193 yards on the ground per game, leading the team in yards and touchdowns, finding the endzone 17 times this season.
Senior Dayreon Jennings is the other half of the two-headed monster ground game, having scored 11 times on the season. Quarterback Mark Schlesinger has thrown for 1,102 yards and seven touchdowns during his senior campaign.
Jennings could also make it a long night for the Cavaliers on the defensive side of the ball, totally 86 total tackles through the first nine games of the season. There is also the duo in the defensive backfield of junior Anthony Battle and senior Kendall Morris, combining for eight interceptions on the year.
The Yellow Jackets will look to continue dominance against the Cavaliers and extend their seven-game winning streak against Southern Lee.