Sumter Today: The Sumter Sharks hit the field under the Friday night lights.


Sumter has its very own semi-pro football team, and they took on the Smoky Mountain Ravens in Bishopville last Friday.

The Sumter Sharks are members of the Independent American Football League, a 3-year-old semi-pro league.

Since the league’s launch in 2017, the Sharks have already won a IAFL championship, which they’re defending this year with players ranging in age from 18 to 52.

We went to the game on Friday to learn more and show you how they play.