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Prep sports athletes of the week
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Rochelle Shuman Senior Outfielder Screven County

BA's Lewis is running wild

Lestonz Lewis sure knows how to make a first impression.

Competing for Bulloch Academy for the first time last Friday, Lewis racked up 164 yards on the ground and notched two long touchdown runs as the Gators rolled to a 59-22 win over David Emanuel Academy.

"It was a lot of fun for me," said Lewis. "Honestly, I wasn't used to carrying the ball that much, but it seemed like the O-line gave me a hole to run through every time."

Lewis wasn't the only Gator runner getting the special treatment from the offensive line as four others found the end zone in the big win.

Brandon Walker, Ellis Lane and Morris Prince teamed up with Lewis in the Gator's offensive backfield to form a four-headed monster that DEA had no answer for.

As Bulloch prepares for its new AAA schedule, Lewis is looking forward to the greater challenges that lie ahead.

"I think that we've got a really good team and that we'll be very competitive," said Lewis. "We want to face the best competition. I think it drives us to play our best."

Lewis and company get another chance to light up the scoreboard Friday as the Gators host Robert Toombs.


Shuman leads Gamecocks

On the softball field, Screven County is hardly short on star players, but senior Rochelle Shuman is leading the charge as the Lady Gamecocks prepare themselves for another run at the GHSA state playoffs.

Shuman has been a consistent force in the middle of the lineup all season, racking up a .419 batting average as the Gamecocks remain undefeated 12 games into the season.

She got the offense going once again Tuesday night with two hits and three runs batted in during Screven's 8-4 win over rival South Effingham.

"It's fun batting in the middle of that order," said Shuman. We have a lot of great hitters in there. It seems like I have a chance to drive runners in every time I come up to bat."

Having dominated Region 3-AA last season, the Gamecocks went in search of quality non-region competition this year.

Screven has traveled as far as Augusta to take on opponents and won last week's "Bash in the Boro" against 12 teams from around the state held at Mill Creek Regional Park.

"We really look forward to playing a lot of tough teams this season," said Shuman. "It prepares us for all of those games at the end of the year.