By Thomas Grant Jr. The fifth-annual High School Blitz Senior Showcase Bowl took place Saturday at Brookland-Cayce High School. In both cases, players from throughout the Palmetto State overlooked for similar events took part. The East team included Irmo players linebacker Marquell Lewis, offensive lineman Bryant Ham and wide receiverContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. High school players from the town of Irmo and surrounding Lake Murray towns were well-represented in this year’s South Carolina Football Coaches Association All-State teams. Class 4A Lower State runner-up Irmo had eight players selected to the first team. Meanwhile, repeat Class 5A champion Dutch ForkContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The high school football playoffs are over, but the All-Star season is in full gear. This weekend will see a pair of games featuring some of the top players from Richland and Lexington counties. Palmetto I-20 Classic The third edition of the All-Star game takes placeContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The “Greatest Story Ever” is reaching its dramatic climax at Dutch Fork High School. Justin Welch’s 39-yard field goal with 2.4 seconds left gave the Silver Foxes a 31-30 victory over J.L. Mann and the Class 5A Upper State title. The kick capped a frantic comebackContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. An undefeated Irmo football team headed to South Florence looking to advance to the Class 4A tile game since 2010. Instead, the undefeated defending state champions built an early lead and held off the Yellow Jackets 28-21 in the Lower State final. The Bruins took anContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The town of Irmo has two football teams still in the running for state titles. Both Irmo and Dutch Fork are headed to the state semifinals in Classes 5A and 4A, respectively. While the Silver Foxes will face J.L. Mann at home for the Upper StateContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. How things can change in the span of six weeks. It was at that time defending Class 5A champion Dutch Fork suffered a 17-14 loss to White Knoll. The defeat not only ended a 32-game winning streak in region play but also put the defending ClassContinue Reading