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 […]

Hawks Hit the Road for Round 1

CONWAY (Nov. 18, 2015) – Westwood begins its quest for the Class AAAA, Division II state championship with a long road trip Friday to Conway. The Redhawks bring an 8-3 record into round one against a very dangerous Tigers team. “They are a very explosive team” Conway head coach Chuck Jordan said. “They put up […]

Bengals Hold Off Vikes

COLUMBIA – What was going to be the Region IV-4A opener over a month ago turned into a season finale Thursday that determined playoff seeding for both Spring Valley and Blythewood. The Vikings, getting ready for the 4A Division I bracket, came within one possession of setting the 4A Division II Bengals on the road […]

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 […]

Eagles Back to Form in Round One

MOUNT PLEASANT – Winning is what Richard Winn Academy was able to do Friday night against the Cougars of Coastal Christian Prep in a SCISA 8-Man first-round playoff match-up, and it is exactly what the Eagles must continue to do in order to extend their playoff run and finish as champions. After turning the ball […]

Bengals Obliterate Blazers

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood took the ball on the opening possession against Ridge View Friday night, and promptly fumbled the ball away. The Bengals spent the rest of the game making up for that mistake, hitting the end zone with a vengeance in a 63-12 victory over District 2 Stadium housemate and Region IV-4A rival Ridge […]

Big Plays, Not Better Numbers, Break Hawks

BLYTHEWOOD – Statistics mean nothing. Just ask the Westwood Redhawks, who chalked up 17 first downs Friday night at Richland District Stadium 3 to Spring Valley’s 6, and who amassed 341 total yards to the Vikings’ 257; who had no fumbles vs. Spring Valley’s one, and who had 20 fewer yards in penalties. But who […]

Second Half Feeding Frenzy Boosts Bengals

BLYTHEWOOD – On a night when Blythewood High School recognized 26 seniors on its football team, the Bengals used a 28-point third quarter to blow open a tight game at halftime, as the Bengals rolled 59-21 over the Demons of Lugoff-Elgin Friday night at District 2 Stadium in Blythewood. “We got every kind of break […]

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 […]