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Sumter's Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) and Marcus Lane leap in celebration after Harris-Waynick scored on a two-point conversion during the Gamecocks' 34-13 win over Berkeley on Friday.

Sumter takes down Berkeley 34-13 to advance in 5A playoffs

Sumter High School advanced to the quarterfinals of the 5A football state playoffs with a 34-13 victory over Berkeley on Friday on Sumter Memorial Stadium's Freddie Solomon Field. The Gamecocks, who improved to 7-0 on the season, will be at home …

Laurence Manning's Bryce Accord (7), Nolan Osteen (5) and the Swampcats will face Hammond for the SCISA 3A title for the second straight season on Friday.

SCISA championship games headline 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SCISA CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKENDThe South Carolina Independent School Association will be holding its four football state championship games next Friday and Saturday.The 1A, 2A and 3A title games will …

Sumter's Keon Brown (3) and the Gamecocks will take on Berkeley in the first round of the 5A state playoffs on Friday on Sumter Memorial Stadium's Freddie Solomon beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Sumter focusing in on Berkeley in playoff opener

In what has been an upside-down season for high school football in South Carolina due to coronavirus, the reason for going through all of the oddities brought on by the pandemic is here: the playoffs. The South Carolina High School League begins …

Jarrett Huettmann

Price, Huettmann, Harris, McCray named TD Club Players of Week

Lee Academy football head coach David Rankin took it easy on his quarterback, Keaton Price, down the stretch of the regular season in order to have him in tip-top shape for the SCISA 1A state playoffs. Well, the playoffs started for the Cavaliers …

Sumter's Keion Brown (3) and the Gamecocks will host Berkeley to open the 5A playoffs on Friday after finishing off the regular season with a 28-9 win over Crestwood.

Laurence Manning getting surprise semifinal home game highlight of local football games

That Laurence Manning Academy won its SCISA 3A football state playoff opener against Heathwood Hall last Friday wasn't a surprise. The fact the Swampcats will be playing host to the semifinal game is a surprise though. That LMA will be taking on …

Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) and the Gamecocks will play host to Sumter School District rival Crestwood on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium.

Sumter, Crestwood ready for rivalry showdown

Neither team really has a bone to fight over in this football game. There are no region ramifications. One has a state playoff berth locked up, while the other won't make the playoffs. You know what though? It's Sumter versus Crestwood, so it …

Manning football season ends after positive coronavirus test

A Manning High School junior varsity football player tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, thus causing the cancellation of the school’s junior varsity and varsity football games against …

Lakewood's TaRon Wilson, left, Ben Hill and the Gators will be quarantined until Nov. 12 after a player tested positive for the coronavirus Friday morning.

Lakewood football team under quarantine after positive test

The Lakewood High School football team is under a 14-day quarantine after one of its players was found to have tested positive for coronavirus on Friday morning, causing the cancellation of its game with Camden that night. With the quarantine, …

Laurence Manning quarterback Tyler June (11) and the Swampcats ran past Wilson Hall 27-7 on Friday.

Crestwood's playoff hopes end as Lake City tops Marlboro County

Crestwood High School needed some help to have a chance at making the 3A football state playoffs this past Friday, but it did not happen. The Knights needed Marlboro County to defeat Lake City to force a 2-way or 3-way tie for second place in …

Crestwood quarterback Javion Martin, right, running back Jaice Calderon, left, and the Knights saw their playoff hopes come to an end Friday night.

Crestwood playoff hopes end

Crestwood High School saw its hopes of reaching the 3A football state playoffs come to an end on Friday with Lake City’s 34-20 victory over Marlboro County. The Knights needed a victory by …

Sumter quarterback Hayden Vasquez and the Gamecocks host Crestwood on Friday.

Sumter hosts Crestwood to highlight 5 Things to Watch this week

1. SUMTER, CRESTWOOD MEET IN FOOTBALLSumter School District rivals Sumter High School and Crestwood are set to close out their regular seasons by meeting on Friday on Sumter Memorial Stadium’s …

Lakewood's Brandon Cisse (4) celebrates as Zayveon Wells runs into the end zone against Crestwood last Friday. The Gators will face Camden for their region finale on Friday.

Lakewood faces tough task with Camden in region finale

The Lakewood High School football team enters its Region VI-3A finale against Camden on Friday with little on the line outside of pride. The Gators are out of the playoff hunt and will face off against the team sitting atop the region standings as …

Quinton Harrison

Grant, Harrison earn Player of Week honors once again

When C.E. Murray football head coach Brian Smith nominated his running back, Notorius Grant, last week for the Offensive Player of the Week award given by the Sumter Touchdown Club Presented by FTC, his text said, "He had one of the best games …

Sumter running back/wide receiver Keion Brown (3) and the Gamecocks will have this Friday off after cancelling a matchup with South Aiken out of caution due to the coronavirus.

Sumter High cancels football game with South Aiken out of caution, not COVID

The Sumter High School football team will not be going on the road on Friday to take on South Aiken. And it's not because either team has coronavirus issues. It's because Gamecocks head coach Mark Barnes wants to limit the chances of any of his …

Venues for SCHSL football championships still TBD, winter sports to start on time

The South Carolina High School League held an executive meeting on Tuesday to discuss football championship locations and the proposals for winter sports. The committee said that locations for …