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Laurence Manning running back Wyatt Rowland (22) carries the ball against Hammond during the Swampcats' 49-7 loss on Friday in Columbia. Rowland scored LMA's lone touchdown.

Hammond sends LMA from ranks of the unbeaten with 49-7 triumph

COLUMBIA -- Laurence Manning Academy suffered its first loss of the season on Friday, falling to SCISA power Hammond 49-7 at Edens Stadium. The Swampcats fell to 7-1 on the season and 6-1 in SCISA 3A play. The Skyhawks, the 2-time defending state …

Laurence Manning fullback Nolan Osteen and the Swampcats have their toughest matchup of the season on Friday when they travel to Columbia to face off against Hammond.

SCISA 3A showdown: Laurence Manning takes 7-0 record into matchup with power Hammond

They don't get much bigger than this. The second-ranked Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats travel to Columbia on Friday to take on top-ranked Hammond in a matchup that will effectively determines the SCISA 3A regular-season football …

Sumter wide out Tylee Craft (13) and the Gamecocks maintained their fifth place ranking in the SCHSL 5A S.C. Prep Media Football Poll this week.

REL drops to third; Sumter, LMA, Clarendon Hall hold spots in polls

Robert E. Lee Academy fell from the top of the SCISA 2A football poll in the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday following its 52-41 loss to Florence Christian School last Friday. Each of the other local ranked teams - Sumter High …

LMA running back Trey Sharpe carries the ball in the third quarter of the Swampcats 20-9 victory over Cardinal Newman. Sharpe finished the game with nine carries for 93 yards.

LMA stays unbeaten with 20-9 win over Cardinal Newman

MANNING - The Swampcat Revenge Tour continued on Friday with Laurence Manning Academy football team defeating Cardinal Newman 20-9 on Friday at Billy Chitwood Field. The Swampcats improved their record to a perfect 7-0 on the season and 6-0 SCISA …

Tim Leible / The Sumter ItemLaurence Manning’s Nolan Osteen (5) and the punishing Swampcat running game will try to stay on a roll as LMA plays host to Cardinal Newman on Friday.

LMA looks to keep rolling against Cardinal Newman

The Laurence Manning Academy football team continued its hot start to the season by going to Charleston to face First Baptist and coming away with a 39-31 victory in overtime. The win moved the …

Sumter defensive back Kameron Pearson (12) reaches out for an interception during the Gamecock’s 40-0 win over Northwestern on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Sumter held on to the No. 7 spot among 5A schools in the S.C.. Prep Media Football Polls this week.

Gamecocks joined by Stallions in S.C. Prep Media Football Polls

Sumter High School has been a part of the 5A poll for the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll from the preseason. The Gamecocks have been alone in that role among local schools in the five SCHSL classifications. Until Tuesday. Sumter maintained the …

Tim Leible / The Sumter Item  LMA's Wyatt Rowland returns the opening kickoff of the second half against Porter-Gaud on Friday. Rowland set the Swampcats up for the game-winning touchdown with a big return followed by a 34-yard run in their 21-14 victory.

LMA Swampcats hold on for 21-14 win over Porter-Gaud

MANNING - Laurence Manning Academy's varsity football team had its first big test of the season in SCISA 3A on Friday as it hosted Porter-Gaud at Billy Chitwood Field. While the Swampcats had a few bumps in the road, they passed that test with a …

Photos: Laurence Manning v Porter-Gaud

The Laurence Manning football team hosted Porter-Gaud for a SCISA AAA matchup on Friday night. The following gallery is a collection of images from that contest.

Nolan Osteen, left, carries the  ball for Laurence  Manning in its 32-14 win over Florence  Christian last week. The Swampcats will play host to Porter-Gaud on Friday.

Laurence Manning out to stay undefeated as it prepares for Porter-Gaud

The Laurence Manning Academy has gotten off to a great start under first-year head coach Austin Floyd, ripping off three straight wins to open the year. The Swampcats will put that undefeated record on the line as they play host to host …

Sumter boys swim team wins meet

FLORENCE - Sumter High School's boys swim team finished first and the girls team finished second in the Florence District 1 Invitational on Wednesday at Francis Marion University. In the 8-team boys meet, Sumter won with 58 points. Wilson was …

Laurence Manning head coach Austin Floyd speaks at Sumter Item Media Day. Floyd, 25, may be young, but he's expecting big things out of his first year of head coaching duties.

Laurence Manning Swampcats transitioning into new era under Floyd

All eyes are on Austin Floyd, the 25-year-old first-time head coach at Laurence Manning Academy as the school transitions to a new era of Swampcats football this season. Despite his youth, Floyd brings a wealth of experience, including a 1A state …