Griffins Ink College Plans

WINNSBORO – Three Fairfield Central student-athletes signed their letters of intent on Wednesday, March 2. Pictured at left, Stephon Gadsden, quarterback for the Griffins, made his plans to play football at South Carolina State University official. According to stats on Maxpreps, Gadsden averaged 99 passing yards per game and 65.2 rushing yards per game in […]

Golden Hurricanes storm Fairfield

PIEDMONT – Fairfield Central fell 45-13 at Wren in the first round of the 3A upper state playoffs Friday night. With the Griffins down 10-0 on a Lucas Reid field goal and a 50-yard touchdown run from Malachi Hill, Stephon Gadsden connected with Trent Boyd for a 7-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. The […]

Griffin standout returns for Homecoming

WINNSBORO – A former Griffin standout, Orlando Ruff, who went on to play in the National Football League, showed up at the Fairfield Central High School homecoming game Friday night. To the delight of many old friends and NFL fans, Ruff spent time visiting and posing for photos before, during and after the game.  A […]

Griffin Royalty

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Central High School crowned Homecoming King Trenton Boyd and Queen Amaria Jones, pictured center with Principal Tracie Swilley, at halftime of last Friday’s homecoming game. Also pictured are Freshman Princess Catori Peay and Prince Steven Gadsden; Sophomore Princess Kindal Bagley and Prince Alvin Wilson, III; Junior Princess Chanelle Woodard and Prince Kensley […]

Griffins crush Mid-Carolina

WINNSBORO – After being shut out for two straight Region 4-3A football games, Fairfield Central poured it on against Mid-Carolina Friday night in a 60-6 victory. Among other scores, Trent Boyd had a 68-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Stephon Gadsden, and Gadsden found Tyderian Grier on a swing pass that Grier converted to an 83-yard […]

Griffins shut out by Chester in rivalry game

CHESTER – Fairfield Central was shut out on the road in Chester last Friday 31-0, marking the Cyclones’ largest margin of victory in the series and the first shutout of the longtime rival. Fairfield Central went three-and-out on the opening drive of the game, and was flagged for the first of several unsportsmanlike penalties. The […]

Diamond Hornets blank Griffins

WINNSBORO – There was little drama at E.K. McLendon Stadium Friday night. Lower Richland simply traveled to Fairfield Central’s home field and blanked the Griffins 28-0. “Hat’s off to them,” Fairfield Central head coach Demetrius Davis said about Lower Richland. “They came in here and beat us up pretty good.” The Diamond Hornets (2-0 Region […]

Griffins hold off Redhawks in final seconds

WINNSBORO – From Noah Jennings’ 80-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff to Camron Brown’s pass that fell incomplete in the shadow of the goal posts in the final four seconds, the Westwood football team kept coming at Fairfield Central Friday night. The Redhawks, who went two weeks without games and had just one practice […]

Griffins drub Chesnee 32-16

CHESNEE – Chesnee High School fell to Fairfield Central in their 2021 home opener last Friday night as the Griffins captured a 32-16 victory on the same night the Eagles introduced fans to their newly renovated field. The Eagles had a promising opening drive but a pair of miscues set the Griffins up in excellent […]

Fairfield holds off Lancaster 22-18

WINNSBORO – It took three quarters for Lancaster to jump into the game Monday night at E.K. McLendon Stadium. When the Bruins did, they gave the Fairfield Central football team a heck of a scare. Down 16-0 and with starting quarterback Jermaine Flowers knocked out of the game, Lancaster scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns and made […]