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Tim Leible / The Sumter ItemChanges are coming for the Manning football team as they charge into a matchup with North Charleston on Friday. The Monarch are shifting to Justin Daniels at quarterback this week.

Manning makes some changes as it opens region play

The Manning High School football team heads to North Charleston on Friday to open Region VII-3A play against Academic Magnet, a team the Monarchs beat 58-0 last season. The Monarchs enter the game 1-3 on the season. They are winless since …

Bates whips R.E. Davis 30-6 to remain undefeated

The Bates Middle School football team remained undefeated with a 30-6 victory over R.E. Davis on Tuesday at the BMS field. Antoine Bracey returned an interception for a touchdown and ran for another score for the Bantams, who are 4-0 on the …

Robert E. Lee volleyball tops Marlboro Academy 3-1

BISHOPVILLE – The Robert E. Lee Academy volleyball team evened its SCISA Region IV-2A record at 3-3 with a 3-1 victory over Marlboro Academy on Monday at the REL gymnasium. The Lady Cavaliers, …

MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM  Lee Central running back Edward Benjamin runs through a hole in the Stallions' 21-12 loss to Chesterfield on Friday at Stallions Stadium.

Chesterfield takes down Lee Central 21-12

BISHOPVILLE - Lee Central High School fell to Chesterfield 21-12 at home on Friday in a Region IV-2A matchup between two teams that appeared to be heading in opposite directions entering the night.The Stallions came into the game with a 3-1 overall …

TAMMY VAUGHT / SPECIAL TO THE SUMTER ITEM  East Clarendon defensive lineman Steven Dickey (56) moves in on Mullins running back Russell Dowley (28) in Mullins' 33-19 victory on Friday at Shad Hall Field in Turbeville.

Mullins uses big plays to whip East Clarendon

Special to The Sumter ItemTURBEVILLE - Fresh off a region-opening 34-21 football victory over Andrews High School last Friday, East Clarendon looked to run its Region VII-2A record to 2-0 on Friday with a matchup against Mullins at Shad Hall …

Tim Leible / The Sumter ItemSumter quarterback Hayden Vazquez (15) rolls out for a pass in the Gamecocks' 61-0 victory over Lakewood on Friday at Memorial Stadium. The Gamecocks remained in seventh among 5A schools in this week's S.C. Prep Medial Poll.

Sumter still seventh in 5A; Cavaliers No. 1 in SCISA 2A

Sumter High School remains seventh among 5A SCHSL schools in the latest edition of the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday. Among local SCISA schools, Robert E. Lee Academy remains atop the 2A poll, while Clarendon Hall fell out of …

TIM LEIBLE / THE SUMTER ITEMSumter High School wide receiver Tylee Craft (13) and defensive back teammate O'Donnell Fortune have been selected to play for South Carolina in the Shrine Bowl in December.

Sumter's Craft, Fortune chosen to play for S.C. in Shrine Bowl

Sumter High School wide receiver Tylee Craft and defensive back O'Donnell Fortune have been selected to the South Carolina squad for the 83rd Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas football game. "I'm happy for both of them," said SHS head coach …

TIM LEIBLE / THE SUMTER ITEM  Sumter's Tylee Craft (13) turns up the field on a punt return in the Gamecocks' 61-0 victory over Lakewood on Friday at Memorial Stadium's Freddie Solomon Field.

Sumter routs Lakewood 61-0

By DENNIS BRUNSON dennis@theitem.com Lakewood High School hung with Sumter High for practically all of the first quarter of their football game on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Then it got out of hand fast. Very, very fast. The Gamecocks …

Friday Night Scores

FROM STAFF REPORTS CHARLESTON - Wilson Hall's varsity football team fell to 0-2 on the season and in SCISA 3A with a 55-19 loss to Porter-Gaud on Friday at the P-G field. Porter-Gaud improved to 2-1 and 1-1. Aynor 37 East Clarendon …

Knights improve to 7-0 with sweep of Lee Central

Bishopville - The Crestwood Knights varsity volleyball team improved to 7-0 on the season with a 3-0 sweep of Lee Central on Tuesday night. The Knights swept Lee Central at home in their season …

TIM LEIBLE / THE SUMTER ITEM  Lakewood's Zayvion Wells (2) returns an interception against Lake City on Friday night. The interception helped save a touchdown after a fumbled punt by Wells put Lake City in the red zone.

Lakewood can't overcome early issues in 28-8 loss to Lake City

When Lakewood High School kicked off its first drive in its football game against Lake City on Friday at J. Frank Baker Stadium, the Gators looked like they were in for a solid ball game. They drove the ball into the red zone, but came up a yard shy …

Manning quarterback Corey Graham (5) evades a Wilson defender in the first half of Manning's 35-13 loss to Wilson.

Manning falls to Wilson Tigers 35-13

MANNING - What a difference a week makes. The Manning High School football team fell to Wilson 35-13 on Friday at Ramsey Stadium, a week after dismantling Scott's Branch 62-8. The Monarchs fell behind early and were never able to catch up to …

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USC makes offer to Sumter High DE Boone

Defensive end Justus Boone had a monster game for Sumter High School in its 28-21, season-opening football victory over Rock Hill last Friday in Rock Hill. The junior hoped his eight tackles, …

East Clarendon head coach Scott Cook

East Clarendon looking for revenge against Scott's Branch

Don't be surprised if you see the East Clarendon High School football team walk into Spann Stadium on the campus of Scott's Branch High in Sumter with a little bit of swagger today. The Wolverines enter the contest after a dominating defensive …

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTOSumter High School linebacker Donte' Coleman (31), shown jarring the football loose on a hit last season, was one of the leaders on the Gamecock defense in its 28-21 win over  Rock Hill last week. SHS travels to Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium in Dalzell today to face Sumter School District rival Crestwood beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Sumter, Crestwood both looking to improve as they meet today in Dalzell

Mark Barnes referred to it as a coach's best friend."The good thing is you have that game that you won, but you played so poorly you have their (his players) attention," the Sumter High School football head coach said. And he certainly had that …