High School

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Cycs and Devils fall, Lions win

    The Chester Cyclones were six minutes away from locking up a region title and home field advantage throughout the AAA playoffs, but field position and special teams mistakes caught up with them in the fourth quarter as they fell to the their rival Fairfield Central Griffins 28-21.
    Fairfield scored on its first play from scrimmage, but Chester immediately responded, going 80 yards in five plays. Pha'Leak Brown scored on a 48-yard run after taking a Malik Williams option pitch to tie the score at 7-7 early in the first.

  • Great Falls Devils have opportunity to "shock the world"

    A lot of people would view playing the undefeated, top-ranked defending state champions as a challenge. Great Falls Coach John Barrett wants his team to look at it from a different angle.
    "You can look at it as a huge challenge or a huge opportunity," Barrett said. "You don't get to play the defending champ, number one ranked team many times. It's an opportunity to shock the world."

  • Lions come out of hibernation

    Sometimes, an off week arrives at just the right time for a football team nursing injuries, but there is never a good time for a 22-day break in the middle of the season.
    Because they had one game postponed because of Hurricane Matthew and had a regularly-scheduled off week, the Lewisville Lions haven't played a game since falling at McBee on September 30 for the team's first loss of the year. Not having a game since then has been tough, according to Coach Will Mitchell.

  • Cycs, Griffins battle for region title and home-field advantage

    Chester vs. Fairfield Central is always a big game, but "big" doesn't quite do justice to the implications this year's contest will have.
    On top of the bragging rights that go to the winner of the annual rivalry game, for the first time in five years this is a region match-up, meaning it will affect playoff standings. Also, with the two teams being the only unbeaten teams remaining in Region IV, this game is for a region championship. The champion of Region IV will have home field advantage throughout the AAA playoffs.

  • Red Devils fall to Panthers

    The Great Falls Red Devils kept things competitive against a top-five ranked McBee team Friday, but a big second quarter put the contest out of reach.

  • Cycs explode for 600 yards in rout of Camden

    Four-hundred yards of offense and 45 points is a good night for most teams. It was a good half for the Chester Cyclones on Friday.
    Chester kept its winning streak going, rolling to its seventh-straight victory with a 58-33 region win over Camden.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Cycs win big, Devils fall

    The Chester Cyclones piled up over 400 yards of offense and 45 points Friday night...and that was just in the first half.

  • "Very good" Panthers visit Great Falls

    Great Falls Coach John Barrett said it's pretty easy to some up what he's seen of McBee on film.
    "They're very good," he said succinctly.
    The Red Devils will face the Panthers tonight in a key region match-up. McBee was one of the many schools in the state to be affected by Hurricane Matthew. They were out of school for several days and were not able to play their scheduled contest last week against Timmonsville (which has been rescheduled for November 4). Two weeks ago, the Panthers surprised previously-unbeaten Lewisville 44-16.

  • SCHSL extends football season again
  • Cycs get back at it with game against Bulldogs

    Football coaches often don't like to have their regular routine interrupted, but Chester Coach Victor Floyd said last week's unexpected week off  because of Hurricane Matthew actually came at a good time.
    "The week off was probably a good thing for us," he said. "With our thin numbers, weeks off aren't hurting us."