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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 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 …

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 …

Crestwood quarterback Javion Martin (1) and the Knights kept their playoff hopes alive with a 27-6 win over Lakewood on Friday at J. Frank Baker Stadium.

Playoff picture becomes more clear for local football teams

Playoff fates were on the line for practically each of the 11 local high school football teams that played this past Friday. For some, it was a great night; for others, it was a good night. And for a few, it was the end of the line for earning a …

Sumter players review game film on the sideline during their 35-0 win over Conway on Friday.

Sumter wins region with 35-0 victory over Conway

Sumter High School won the Region VI-5A football title outright with a 35-0 victory over Conway on Friday on Sumter Memorial Stadium's Freddie Solomon Field. The Gamecocks improved to 5-0 on the season and finished region play with a 4-0 record. …

Wilson Hall and Laurence Manning face off to highlight 5 Things to Watch this week

1. WILSON HALL, LMA RENEW RIVALRYWilson Hall will be visiting Billy Chitwood Field on Friday to take on Laurence Manning Academy in what will be the regular-season finale for both teams. LMA is in …

Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick runs for his fourth touchdown in the Gamecocks' 50-7 win over St. James on Friday.

Sumter runs over St. James 50-7 to remain undefeated

MURRELLS INLET - Nathan Harris-Waynick scored three touchdowns in the first half and added a fourth in the second for good measure as the Sumter High School football team rolled over the St. James Sharks 50-7 on Friday. "This was the best game …

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson celebrates with Freddie Freeman after scoring on a single by Cristian Pache during the second inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.

The World Series, possibly featuring the Braves, highlights this week's 5 Things to Watch

THE WORLD SERIES – WITH THE BRAVES? The World Series is scheduled to start on Tuesday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Whether it will include the Atlanta Braves is still up for …

Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick, right, and the Gamecocks look to remain undefeated as they travel to Murrells Inlet to take on St. James in a Region VI-5A on Friday.

Sumter High doesn't want to lose momentum against St. James

Sumter High School came up with more than likely its best comeback during Mark Barnes' tenure as its football coach last week with its 34-27 overtime victory over Carolina Forest. "It was huge because of the importance of the game," said Barnes, …

Robert Reed

Calderon, Reed, Joye, Dow named Touchdown Club Players of Week

Although they did it in different ways, Crestwood High School's Robert Reed and Jaice Calderon kept the Manning Monarchs backed up to their goal line in the Knights' 46-7 victory last Friday at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium. Reed did it with …

Sumter's Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) tries to shed a tackle during the Gamecocks' 34-27 win over Carolina Forest on Friday.

Sumter, Crestwood, Scott's Branch gain ground with Friday victories

The Sumter High School football team put itself in an enviable position to win the Region VI-5A title and earn the region's No. 1 seed in the SCHSL state playoffs on Friday, while Crestwood and Scott's Branch both kept alive their hopes of earning …