Dogs Douse Griffins’ Title Hopes

WINNSBORO – The last time the Fairfield Central Griffins stared down the Newberry Bulldogs, the Bulldogs blinked. And for the first 12 scoreless minutes of Friday night’s Class 2A/Division 1 upper state title game, fans at E.K. McLendon Stadium appeared to be in for a repeat of the Oct. 9 classic that the Griffins survived […]

Fourth-Down Gambles Pay Off for Griffins

WINNSBORO (Nov. 21, 2015) – It takes a strong stomach to tempt the Fates on fourth down. Stronger still with the season on the line. Fairfield Central, apparently, has guts of iron. The Griffins rolled the dice four times Friday night in round two of the Class 2A/Division 1 playoffs, finding the stick each time as […]

Griffins Chew Up Patriots

WINNSBORO – The Patriots had their chances in round one of the Class 2A/Division 1 playoffs Friday night at E.K. McLendon Stadium. Two very good chances, to be exact. But Powdersville stalled out each time against a Fairfield Central defense that bent but didn’t break as the Griffins cruised to a 42-7 victory, advancing to […]

Griffins Host Pats in Playoff Opener

WINNSBORO (Nov. 12, 2015) – Chapter one ended on Sept. 11 with the Griffins sitting on a 3-1 pre-region record, their only blemish a 36-24 loss to Brookland-Cayce in the opener. The second chapter ended on Halloween night with the Griffins wrapping up a perfect 6-0 region record with a 35-0 win over Mid-Carolina. Tonight, the […]

Defense, Special Teams Catapult Griffins Over Rebels

POMARIA – Had you left Mid-Carolina Stadium at halftime Friday to run some errands, returning mid-way through the third quarter to catch the second half, you might have been convinced you had taken the legendary ‘Wrong Turn at Albuquerque,’ walking into a different stadium to see two completely different teams. Gridlocked at 0-0 at the […]

Ruff Night for the Raiders

Sophomore Running Back Propels Griffins to Win   COLUMBIA – Maybe Fairfield Central’s offense didn’t bring their ‘A’ game into Bolden Stadium Friday night. Head coach Demetrius Davis certainly didn’t think so. But his defense dug their heels in firmly enough to shut out the Keenan Raiders, while a pair of touchdown runs from Tony […]

McManus, Griffins Carve Up Pelion

WINNSBORO – It was a quiet second half at E.K. McLendon Stadium Friday night as both the Fairfield Central Griffins and the visiting Pelion Panthers were held off the scoreboard. The first half, however, was the proverbial highlight reel for the Griffins and their quarterback, Stanley McManus. McManus carved up the Pelion secondary for 214 […]

Griffins Down Dogs, Werts and All

WINNSBORO – One more play. At the end of Friday night’s clash of Region III 2A titans, the Fairfield Central Griffins made one more play than did the Newberry Bulldogs. Trailing 29-21, the Dogs had just marched 72 yards, and with 1:45 left in the game, Amir Abrams punched in the score from 3 yards […]

Griffins Topple Caps

WINNSBORO – On a wet and rainy Friday night at E.K. McLendon Stadium in Winnsboro, not even untimely penalties and miscues could dampen the Griffins’ performance against the Capitals of Columbia as Fairfield Central dominated with a 47-8 victory. “We were a little sloppy in the beginning, but we did what we needed to do […]

Young, Griffins Send Rebels Packing

FCHS-55, MCHS-14 WINNSBORO – Past performance in no guarantee of future returns. So they say on Wall Street, and so said the Griffins on the gridiron Friday night as they demolished the Rebels of Mid-Carolina – a team that had pushed them to the brink just seven days before – 55-14 in round one of […]

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