2005-09-09 / Front Page

Dreher manager keeps Blue Devils on target

By Warner M. Montgomery

Dreher manager Sparky Lyell is responsible for all balls used during the game.

Dreher manager Sparky Lyell is responsible for all balls used during the game.

Sparky Lyell has been Dreher’s football manager since he was a student at Hand Middle School in the mid 1980s.

“I was recruited by Coach Mike Sisk,” said Sparky during one of his few breaks during the Dreher vs. Columbia High game. “I was here before Cory Jenkins was a star. I’m an institution. They won’t let me leave.”

Dreher Athletics Director Mike DuBard confirmed that Sparky has been manager of the football team since he graduated from Dreher in 1992. “He’s now managing football, wrestling, and baseball. Sparky’s here year round. He’s a real asset to our program,” said DuBard.

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