With guarded optimism, the Marlboro County High football team enters its first game of the 2018 season this Friday night against the Carolina Christian Academy Cavaliers.
"I think we look a good deal better than we did at the same time last year. But finishing 3-7 is the worst that we have done since I've been here," said head coach Dean Boyd, who is starting his 22nd season at Marlboro County.
"The defense has been a bright spot in the preseason. Coach Pierce (new defensive coordinator) had them playing with a lot of enthusiasm and emotion. On offense we have a number of weapons but still haven't worked out all the kinks," he said.