2017-08-11 / Sports

Indians to play West Meck in the Battle of the Border Jamboree

By LARRY HILLIARD
Ledger Sports Editor

The Gaffney Indians will compete in the Battle of the Border jamboree on Saturday.

Not that battle of the border hosted by Gardner-Webb University nearly a decade ago.

This interstate squabble will feature games between three North Carolina and South Carolina teams.

The event will be at West Mecklenburg

High School in Charlotte.

The Indians will play host West Mecklenburg in the first of three matchups at the NC/SC Battle of the Border Football Jamboree.

Kickoff is at 6 p.m.

That matchup will be followed by Orangeburg-Wilkinson against Hunter Huss of Gastonia, N.C. at 7 p.m., and Fairfield Central battling Shelby at 8 p.m.

Each game is expected to finish in approximately one hour.

Gaffney coach Dan Jones said he hasn’t spent much time scouting his opponent, but historically the West Meck program has produced talented athletes.

‘“I know they feel the program is on the rise,” Jones said.

A benefit of a jamboree is to prepare the players and coaches for a game-like atmosphere and situations, according to Jones. Unlike scrimmages, coaches are on the sidelines and have less communication with the players.

Maybe, more importantly, Jones said jobs are still up for grabs at several key positions, especially on defense.

NC/SC Battle of the Border Football Jamboree.

Gaffney vs. West Mecklenburg 6 p.m. O-W vs. Hunter Huss 7 p.m. Fairfield Central vs. Shelby 8 p.m.

Saturday at West Mecklenburg High School at 7400 Tuckaseegee Road Charlotte, N.C.

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