By Thomas Grant Jr. After an 0-3 start, defending Class 5A champion Dutch Fork has started to make its climb back towards .500. The Silver Foxes have won two straight games by a margin of 95-19. In last week’s 41-12 win over North Augusta, Maurice Anderson rushed for 172 yardsContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. A 4-0 start for the first time since 2017 and the highest poll ranking usually prompts plenty of self-back patting and reasons to boast. For an Irmo High School football team with higher aspirations, any type of celebration is still a couple of months away. IfContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Don’t tell Irmo head coach Aaron Brand that Friday’s Top 10 showdown in Kellytown with Hartsville is a Class 4A championship preview. “It’s only the fourth game,” he said. “Nobody has ever won a title after 4 or 5 weeks.” The sixth-ranked Yellow Jackets refuse toContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. A large exhale could be heard from Dutch Fork High School stadium last Friday. The Silver Foxes finally broke into the win column with the 54-7 rout of Stratford. In snapping the longest losing streak and worst start under head coach Tom Knotts, the defending ClassContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Since a season-opening loss to Irmo, the Chapin High School football team has won three straight games in dominating fashion. Led by quarterback Brady Albro’s 13 touchdowns (12 passing), the Eagles have outscored their last three opponents 128-21. In last Friday’s 27-14 win over Newberry, heContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. From a geographical and competitive standpoint, Lexington and Gilbert make for a natural rivalry. Twelve miles separate the two schools, and the Wildcats and Indians enter Friday’s matchup ranked in their respective Top 10 polls with undefeated marks. All it up together and the timing worksContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Brookland-Cayce looks to rebound from last Friday’s 42-35 loss to A.C. Flora against another longtime rival. They travel to Cecil Woolbright Field to face a Chapin team riding a 3-game winning streak. Quarterback Brady Albro has thrown 13 touchdown passes during the winning streak and theContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The tale of two seasons continues in the town of Irmo. Undefeated Irmo High School gets a bye week to revel in its best start in six years. Across town, Dutch Fork High School looks to snap its worst start in 14 years. The defending ClassContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Barring an updated schedule, Gray Collegiate’s home game Friday against Camden could be its last in the regular season. The War Eagles are scheduled to open Region 3-2A play next week against Eau Claire. However, the Shamrocks and five other region teams (Fairfield Central, Columbia, Newberry,Continue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. It’s a tale of two high school football teams going in opposite directions in the town of Irmo. Irmo High School is off to a 2-0 start for the third time under head coach Aaron Brand. The new additions on offense in transfers running back JadenContinue Reading

COVID is once again changing the high school sporting calendar in the Midlands. The anticipated football game between Spring Valley and White Knoll on Friday night has been canceled, according to a Richland School District 2 official. According to officials, the Spring Valley team has witnessed an increase in COVIDContinue Reading