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High school football begins tonight for many Augusta-area teams

...The off-season was a whirlwind of coaching changes. Successful coaches Larry Campbell of Lincoln County and Lee Sawyer of Strom Thurmond both retired. Jarrett Troxler's move to Greenbrier started a domino effect that included changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-21/high-school-
Strom Thurmond ready for more success after offseason change

...going through yearly playoff runs in other years.In what proved to be star quarterback Jauveer Hammond's and coach Lee Sawyer's final season, Strom Thurmond went 11-2 and reached the state semifinals in 2013. Sawyer went 107-24 in 10 seasons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-20/strom-thurmo
Hectic off-season sees new coaches all over the area

...contenders North Augusta (Brian Thomas for Dan Pippin, who left for Greenwood) and Strom Thurmond (Antwaun Hillary for Lee Sawyer, who retired) have first-year coaches. Both Pippin and Sawyer won more than 100 games.Hillary was previously the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-08-21/hectic-seaso
Strom Thurmond-Silver Bluff is 'Chronicle' Game of the Week

...is led by veteran coach Al Lown, Strom Thurmond has a new leader on its sideline. Antwaun Hillary has taken over for Lee Sawyer, who guided the Rebels to an 11-2 record last season.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-09-02/strom-thurmo
Strom Thurmond names Antwaun Hillary new head coach

...energy. If they can feed off my energy, it's going to be an unbelievable thing."Hillary, 31, takes over for Lee Sawyer, who announced in March he would be retiring. Sawyer went 107-24 in 10 seasons as the Rebels' head coach, winning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-04-23/strom-thurmond-names-
Strom Thurmond coach Sawyer is retiring after 10 seasons as head coach

Strom Thurmond football coach Lee Sawyer is retiring.One of the area's most successful coaches, Sawyer went 107-24 in 10 seasons as the Rebels' head coach, leading...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-03-17/strom-thurmond-coach-
Strom Thurmond inches past Midland Valley for region championship

...region championship came in a win over Midland Valley."We lost so many seniors to graduation last year," Rebels coach Lee Sawyer said. "To put themselves in this position, this is the one I'm most proud of, because no one expected them to be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2013-11-01/strom-thurmond-inches
Burke County to play for another region crown

...Thurmond its ninth region championship in 10 years.Over that span, the Rebels are 48-2 in region play, all under coach Lee Sawyer, who said he was especially proud of this one after the loss of last year's senior class.For quarterback Jauveer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2013-11-02/burke-county-play-ano
Strom Thurmond breezes to season-opening win over Silver Bluff

...of Hammond, Gilchrist and Bates."It's a combination I'm glad I don't have to defend," Strom Thurmond coach Lee Sawyer said.Strom Thurmond led 17-0 at halftime and pulled away with a touchdown from Gilchrist midway through the third...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2013-08-23/strom-thurmond-breeze
Strom Thurmond bringing back enough stars to think big

...Thurmond won at least 10 games in a season."We've been fortunate. We've had it rolling for a long time now," coach Lee Sawyer said. "I just think those expectations should be there ? from us as a staff, from us as a program, from the community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2013-08-21/strom-thurmond-bringi