Up & Coming Weekly

February 25, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM FEBRUARY 26- MARCH 3, 2020 UCW 29 Danielle Novak South View • Softball/vol- leyball • Senior Novak has a 3.6379 grade point average. She is a member of Health Occupations Students of America, the Tiger Stripes Club and Buddy Special Olympics. Davin Schmidt South View • Soccer• Senior Schmidt has a 4.5833 grade point average. He is the National Honor Society President, Spanish Honor Society President, a member of the Academy of Scholars and ranks first in the senior class. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop congratulates these amazing scholar athletes of the week and invites them to the Rocket Fizz Store at 1916 Skibo Rd. to receive a FREE FREE gift recognizing their achievement! www.rocketfizz.com County football jamboree features few changes by EARL VAUGHAN JR. The schedule is set for the annual Cumberland County Schools Football Jamboree, with few changes from last year's event. This year's games will be Thursday, Aug. 13 at South View High School and Friday, Aug. 14, at Terry Sanford High School. That will be the first ath- letic event held in Terry Sanford's rebuilt stadium. There is no rain date for either scrimmage. A final decision on ticket prices will be made at next month's Cumberland County Schools athletic directors meeting. Vernon Aldridge, student activities director for the Cumberland County Schools, said all of the non-Cumberland County schools that took part in last year's jamboree asked to return this season. One of the main reasons may have been a change Aldridge made last year, switching the format from what most jamborees do in hav- ing four teams on the field at the same time, each pair playing on half the field. Last year, Cumberland County changed to a full-field format for each scrimmage ses- sion. Aldridge indicated that was a hit with the coaches. "It allowed them to open up their play- books,'' Aldridge said. "It also allowed them to know they could return punts, and to get in some snaps out there with the kicker and punter.'' Pine Forest football coach Bill Sochovka, who has spent 25 years at the school, the last 13 as head coach, echoed some of Aldridge's points about the advantage of full-field scrimmages. "It gives a really good sense of where your kids are in terms of game preparation,'' he said. He added it's a benefit for younger play- ers, especially quarterbacks, who get a better sense of the speed of the game on a full field. "You coach all year, do your 7-on-7's, then all of a sudden you've got a full rush,'' Sochovka said. "It also helps when you break down film the following week.'' Another big plus since Aldridge expanded the county scrimmage to bring in more out- side teams is Cumberland County Schools don't have to see someone they'll play in the regular season. "You don't want to do that,'' Sochovka said of meeting a regular-season opponent in a scrimmage setting.'' Here is the schedule for the 2020 BSN Cumberland County Schools Football Jamboree Thursday, Aug. 13 at South View High School 5 p.m. - Lumberton vs. Douglas Byrd 6 p.m. - Hoke County vs. Overhills 7 p.m. - Union Pines vs. Gray's Creek 8 p.m. - Clinton vs. Pine Forest 9 p.m. - Seventy-First vs. South View Friday, Aug. 14 at Terry Sanford High School 5 p.m. - Apex Friendship vs. Triton 6 p.m. - St. Pauls vs. Westover 7 p.m. - Richmond Senior vs. Cape Fear 8 p.m. - Scotland vs. Terry Sanford 9 p.m. - E.E. Smith vs. Jack Britt Attention Students: Let Your Voice Be Heard Get published in our award-winning community newspaper Up & Coming Weekly Send in your feature articles, editorials, short stories, movie and music reviews or original poetry and artwork to: highschoolhighlights@upandcomingweekly.com Subject line: High School Highlights Please include your photo and school information. Vernon Aldridge Bill Sochovka

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