High School Sports

Indian Land JV boys basketball to forfeit next two games after in-game fight

Indian Land’s junior varsity boys’ basketball team has forfeited its next two games against Cheraw and Chesterfield after a fight Wednesday night during a game against rival Andrew Jackson.

Indian Land athletic director Michael Mayer said the fight happened during the game, though no arrests were made. The school has suspended all of the team’s players except for one for their role in the fight, which led to forfeits in the next two games.

The South Carolina High School League is investigating and Mayer expects to hear the results of the inquiry on Friday.

Hood commits to Wingate

Lancaster senior wide receiver Jay Hood announced his verbal commitment to play football at Wingate on Wednesday. Hood was a second team All-Area selection by The Herald and also played in the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl, formerly the North-South game. The 6-foot-3 pass-catcher led the Bruins with 45 catches for 747 yards and seven touchdowns.

Hood committed after taking an official visit to Wingate last weekend. Another Bruin, senior defensive back Will Jackson, visited Catawba College last weekend.

McFadden has visits lined up

Hood’s teammate at the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl, Rock Hill’s Deshaun McFadden, has an official visit to Presbyterian lined up for Jan. 31. McFadden led Rock Hill in receiving this season but is expected to play defensive back at the collegiate level. He says he’s also considering Charlotte and Appalachian State.

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