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Clover's Douglas out four to six weeks

Clover wingback Chris Douglas will miss four to six weeks with a sprained MCL.

Douglas was injured running the ball on the final play of the third quarter in the Blue Eagles' 10-7 win over South Pointe last week.

"It's the same injury that Reshawn Lowery had last year,'' Clover coach Jet Turner said. "Reshawn missed five games. There are different severities of an MCL injury, but Chris sprained his just like Reshawn did.

"We will have a wingback-by-committee system in place, but sophomore Tyron Douglas, his younger brother, will get a lot more playing time.''

Chris Douglas rushed for 117 yards and caught the game-winning touchdown pass -- a 37-yard screen from quarterback Matt Endicott -- in the third quarter.

He also started at linebacker and was assigned to spy on Stallions' quarterback Stephon Gilmore. Clover held South Pointe to 71 rushing yards.

Douglas goes to the sideline with 89 carries for 514 yards and six touchdowns this year.

• TRI-COUNTY: Rock Hill's 49-13 win over Mauldin last week paid off for three Bearcats' players at the Founders Federal Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting Tuesday.

In Class AAAA, Terrance Bingham was named defensive player of the week, Dominique Cathcart defensive lineman of the week and Brandon Berger special teams player of the week.

Chris Douglas was named offensive player of the week.

• HOOPS INJURY: Nicole Anderson, York Comprehensive High School's 6-foot-2 senior center, tore her Achilles tendon doing a workout at the school.

She underwent surgery Monday and it went well. Anderson has to wear a soft cast 6-8 weeks and will start a rigorous rehab program in order to get her back on the floor this season.

According to coach Paula Blackwell, Anderson is being recruited by Winthrop, Winston-Salem State, High Point, Converse, USC-Upstate, Lander and numerous other schools.

"Dr. Neal Powell expects a complete recovery from this injury,'' Blackwell said. "Nicole has been a starter on the varsity team since ninth grade. She's a great kid that will do all she can to finish her career at York with class, determination and character.''

• FOOTBALL FRIDAY: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes and The Connection (across from Northwestern High School) will host an all-night lock-in from 10:30 p.m. Friday to 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

The event is called Football Fantastic Frenzy and is open to high school students from all Herald-area schools in grades 9-12. Students must commit to the entire night and will be asked to present an ID.

WBTV will be on hand for a live broadcast of the second half of its Football Friday Night show. Players are asked to wear a team jersey and welcome the show on camera with a big cheer.

The special guest speaker is Melvin Adams, who played in the NBA and with the Harlem Globetrotters.

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