Griffins’ Coach Craig dies suddenly

WINNSBORO – “We worked together for 19 years,” former Griffin head football coach Reggie Kennedy said of his longtime assistant coach and friend Kelly Craig. “On the field it was business. I was his boss and he worked for me. Off the field, we were like brothers. And sometimes I was like his daddy.” Kennedy […]

Blythewood QB, WR helps lead East in Metro Bowl win

WEST COLUMBIA – The East offense had a distinctive Blythewood touch in the East-West Metro Bowl Friday night at Brookland-Cayce stadium. Bengals quarterback Josh Strickland saw significant time under center, while his favorite target on the night of East’s 19-17 victory over the West was none other than teammate David Patten. “It was really fun […]

Fairfield battles to the end

UNION – The Union County Yellow Jackets defeated the Fairfield Central Griffins in the opening round of the Class 3A State Playoffs by a score of 21-12. The loss brings the Griffins’ season to a close with a 4-7 overall record in 2019, a two game improvement from the 2018 season. The Griffins trailed the […]

Warriors hold off Griffins

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Central Griffins fell to the Indian Land Warriors on Friday evening by a score of 28-14. The Griffins move to 4-6 overall this season and 2-2 in the region, seating them as a number four seed in the Class 3A State Playoffs. Indian Land was forced to punt on its opening […]

Griffins deliver Camden’s first loss

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Central Griffins defeated the Camden Bulldogs in dramatic walk-off fashion on Friday evening as senior defensive back, Marcus Alston, blocked the Bulldogs 30-yard field goal attempt as time expired, preserving the Griffins 21-20 victory. The win moved Fairfield Central to 4-4 overall and 2-0 in region play while Camden was dealt […]

Fairfield drubs Keenan

COLUMBIA – The Fairfield Central Griffins opened up region play last Thursday evening, and they did so in convincing fashion, defeating Keenan High School by a 39-0 score. The win improved the Griffins to 3-4 overall this season and 1-0 in region play. The Griffins were led by Montavious Thompson, who rushed for 156 yards […]

Redhawks stifle Griffins’ offense

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Central may have executed a beautiful scoring drive to open against Westwood at E.K. McLendon Stadium, but the Redhawks’ ground game outlasted the Griffins 26-7 Friday night. “They did a good job running the football,” Westwood head coach Matt Quinn said about the Griffins. “It worried us there early, but we made […]

More Than A Game

WINNSBORO – Following a tough game, players and fans from Newberry and Fairfield Central joined at midfield for a moment of silence to remember fallen teammates: CJ Simmons (Fairfield) and Devonta Ruff (Newberry).

Newberry shuts out Griffin offense

WINNSBORO –  The Fairfield Central Griffins played host to the Newberry High School Bulldogs on Friday, Sept. 20 with the Bulldogs scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to secure the 20-6 victory. The loss moved the Griffins to 2-3 on the season. The first half of the contest was all defense as there was […]

Griffins pick up 2nd win with big defense

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Central Griffins won their second consecutive home contest on last Friday evening, defeating Calhoun County by a 19-6 score. Fairfield added a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to make it 19-0 with nine minutes to play. The Griffins held the Saints scoreless until they managed a pick-six with two minutes […]