The offseason for Southern Lee football lasted a little more than a week.
Lee Christian 51, Berean Baptist 47 - OT
Lee County placed six football standouts on the Cape Fear Valley Conference All-Conference Team, including four Yellow Jackets on the offensive side of the ball, as the CFVC released its gridiron honors this past weekend.
Tristan Johnson (Lee County) continues to make a name for himself in the semi-pro Central Carolina Football League as the cornerback for the Carolina Hawks
Southern Lee's second upset bid in the state football playoffs looked good until early in the fourth quarter at undefeated Eastern Alamance Friday night.
Eastern Alamance 39, Southern Lee 20
No. 10 Southern Lee (8-4) at No. 2 Eastern Alamance (12-0) - 7:30 p.m.
Chatham Central 42, Trinity 32
Southern Lee opened its boys basketball season with its top returning scorer, junior Noah Mellette, facing repeated "Overrated!" chanting from Western Harnett's student section.
Western Harnett rallied with a 10-1 comeback in the last two minutes to start its girls basketball season with a victory, 59-55, over Southern Lee in the opener for the Lady Eagles and Lady Cavaliers Tuesday night.
Dequan Swann (Lee County) had one reception in North Carolina A&T’s 34-0 victory over Savannah State, but the one he had was a good one as the junior tight end reeled in a 17-yard crossing route for the Aggies’ first score of the day and Swann’s first touchdown of the season.
Ishios Times lofted a short pass wide right to receiver Chad Ellis, who cut between two defenders and raced into the open field for a 56-yard touchdown play with 0:46 left
No. 10 Southern Lee 14, No. 7 West Carteret 9
No. 6 Orange 21, No. 11 Lee County 20
3A East playoff game
No. 10 Southern Lee (7-4) at No. 7 West Carteret (9-2) - 7:30 p.m.
High school basketball season will tip off in Lee County tonight as Grace Christian holds its traditional season-opening Sanford Shootout tournament with quadruple-headers tonight and tomorrow.
Southern Lee co-captains Sully Reece and Ricardo Aguilar were among six Cavaliers named to the Cape Fear Valley Conference All-Conference Team for the 2014 soccer season as the conference honors were released following the Cavaliers' state tournament run coming to a close last week.
Guilford College sophomore Reese Setzer (Lee County) has been named to the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-District V team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced this past week.
NCHSAA state playoffs
First round games
Southern Lee's football team learned it could compete versus its county rival in last year's Brick City Bowl.
High school football
Southern Lee 14, Lee County 3
In the football world, from high school games on Fridays to NFL contests on Sundays, descriptions such as "heated" and "bitter" often go along with "rivalry."
Lee County (9-1, 4-1) at Southern Lee (6-4, 3-2) - 7:30 p.m.
Last season - Lee County 23, Southern Lee 9
Lee County at Southern Lee - 7:30 p.m.
Southern Lee's football and soccer teams are still in action this week, but basketball season for the Cavaliers and all the high school squads across North Carolina is coming up quick.
Southern Lee's soccer team had three more comebacks in it in the third round of the state tournament Wednesday night. Unfortunately for the host Cavaliers, there was no comeback possible from a golden goal.