Three Battery Creek football players sign with teams

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The Battery Creek High School football program will be well-represented at the next level. Three Battery Creek football players — Raheem Cooper, Yuneek Crittendon and Isaiah Sloan — have made their respective decisions on schools for the 2014-15 school year.

Cooper, a defensive back, has chosen Apprentice School in Newport News, Va.

Crittendon, a fellow defensive back who also plays running back, is headed to Gray Military Academy in Columbia.

A tight end, Sloan will also remain in-state after deciding to attend Orangeburg-Calhoun Tech.

All three players were pivotal performers for the Jim Shuman-coached team for multiple seasons, especially the 2013 campaign.

Cooper helped to pace Battery Creek, finishing his senior campaign with five interceptions along with a kickoff return for a touchdown.

The team’s most versatile player, Crittendon played various positions, including linebacker, safety, receiver and running back. He also passed the football and returned kicks for the Dolphins.

Sloan led Battery Creek on the defensive side, registering a team-high 139 tackles. six sacks and 12 tackles for loss.