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Watts, Warren, Montgomery, Scott honored

At first glance, the statistics for Sumter High School outside linebacker Eric Watts look rather pedestrian. Watts had three total tackles, two tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, one pass breakup and four quarterback pressures and hurries in … more

Sumter moves up to No. 6 in 5A poll

Undefeated Sumter High School moved up a spot to No. 6 among 5A schools in the latest S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday. The Gamecocks' 29-17 victory over then No. 10 Blythewood last week, coupled with then No. 6 Dorman's 45-31 … more

MHS grad Liddell is making mark at FMU

Andrea Liddell hasn't missed a step since continuing her running career at another school. The Manning High School graduate has become the top women's cross country runner for Francis Marion … more

Sumter Middle School football semifinal playoff games set for Tuesday

The semifinal games of the Sumter Middle School Conference football playoffs will be played on Tuesday. No. 1 seed Manning will play host to fourth seed Furman at 5 p.m. at Ramsey Stadium. Second seed Bates will play host to No. 3 seed Alice … more

Knights remain winless after falling 28-20 to Dreher

DALZELL - It was another case of close, but no cigar for the Crestwood High School football team on Saturday. The Knights found themselves in the game once again, but find themselves still searching for their first win of the season after falling … more

Wilson Hall football falls to Cardinal Newman 38-28

Wilson Hall falls to Cardinal Newman 38-28 COLUMBIA -- Wilson Hall took a 28-24 lead into the fourth quarter, but Cardinal Newman scored two touchdowns for a 38-28 varsity football win on Friday … more

Sumter football gets past Blythewood 29-17, moves to 7-0

The Sumter High School varsity football team found itself in a position it had not been in all season on Friday against Blythewood: trailing by double digits. In a game that would put the winner … more

Late TD lifts Lower Richland past Lakewood 22-14

Lower Richland scored the game-winning touchdown with nine seconds left in the game to beat Lakewood 22-14 on homecoming at J. Frank Baker Stadium on Friday. Lakewood suffered its fourth straight … more

Hammond whips Laurence Manning 41-23

MANNING -- In a rematch of the 2017 SCISA 3A state championship football game, Hammond again dominated Laurence Manning Academy. The Skyhawks led 41-0 at halftime at Billy Chitwood Field, leading … more

Crestwood-Dreher game postponed; play today at noon

DALZELL -- The Region IV-4A football game between Dreher and Crestwood scheduled for Friday was postponed due to lighting issues at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium. The game was rescheduled for … more

Clarendon Hall football remains unbeaten, blank Wardlaw 36-0

SUMMERTON -- The frustration was palpable at halftime of Friday SCISA 8-Man Region II football game between Clarendon Hall and Wardlaw Academy at Lonnie Robinson Field. The homestanding Saints, … more

No. 10 Blythewood, 5-1, visits No. 7 Sumter tonight for key Region IV-5A showdown

Sumter High School football head coach Mark Barnes said there was more excitement and anticipation from his Gamecocks in practice this week than there has been for any other game so far this season. And why shouldn't there be? Undefeated Sumter … more

Gators looking for the way back

The Lakewood High School varsity football team, which started out the season with a promising 3-0 start, has lost its last three games, and hasn't looked very competitive in doing so, going back to its 27-26 miracle victory over Manning on a … more

First Gamecock Bowl set for Saturday at Patriot Park

The 1st Gamecock Bowl youth football event sponsored by Sumter Country Recreation & Parks will be held on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at Patriot Park SportPlex. The event will feature the two 11-12 year-old Sumter rec department tackle football … more

'Cats get shot at Hammond

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity football team finds itself in an uncommon position heading into Friday's football game: looking to avoid a 3-game losing streak. Being able to do that though will not be an easy chore as the Swampcats play host … more

Barons up against another road test at 5-1 Cardinal Newman

After taking down Augusta Christian School 45-0 for homecoming last week, the Wilson Hall varsity football team looks to make it two wins in a row on Friday when it travels to Columbia to take on Cardinal Newman at 7:30 p.m. The Barons are … more

Bates finishes 2nd straight undefeated regular season

The Bates Middle School football team finished with its second straight undefeated regular season with a 26-6 victory over R.E. Davis on Tuesday at the R.E. Davis field. Zyeir Gamble threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Carrell Smith to lead the … more

Local prep football games still on for now

With all of the local school districts and each of the five South Carolina Independent School Association schools cancelling classes for Thursday because of the remnants of Hurricane Michael expected to come through the area, there will be no … more

Manning looking for 3-0 start in region play

The Manning High School football team looks to make it five wins in a row - but more importantly three wins in a row in Region VIII-3A - when it travels to Pawleys Island on Friday to take on Waccamaw beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Monarchs are 2-0 … more

Sumter to face No. 10 Blythewood

Sumter High School remains at No. 7 among 5A schools in the latest S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday. However, the Gamecocks are now set for their first top 10 showdown of the season on Friday. That's because Blythewood, which … more
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