Ernest Thompson Is The Player of the Week

Ernest Thompson has been a part of some exciting moments of late for Lower Richland athletics.

Back in March, Ernest Thompson was on the court celebrating Lower Richland's first state championship in basketball since 1999.

As a member of the football team, he endured some tough times such as a winless season in 2016. But 2017 saw the Diamond Hornets post a 7-5 season which included sharing the region title and advancing to the third round of the state playoffs - accomplishments that had not been met since 1991.

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In the classroom, Ernest maintains a 3.6 grade point average and meets the high standards set by his family. His grandmother has nearly 50 years in the teaching profession and his father is a professor at South Carolina State.

College-wise, Ernest doesn't know where he is headed but he does know he wants to major in civil engineering.