High School

  • Lions face big challenge in Wildcats

    For most anyone they play this year, Blacksburg will present a big problem...literally.
    "Blacksburg is very, very big," said Lewisville Coach Will Mitchell. "Maybe even more than last year."
    The Lions will gunning for a 2-0 record tonight as they play host to those big Wildcats. This is the season-opener for Blacksburg.

  • Red Devils focus on eliminating mistakes

    John Barrett knows that his Great Falls Red Devils will face a capable, well-schooled team tonight in the Whitmire Wolverines, but that isn't where he will put the majority of his attention.
    "Our biggest concern will be us," Barrett said.

  • Cycs look to bounce back against Cavs

    It's only the second week of the season, but Franklin Christian is already making its second visit of the year to Chester High School.
    The Cavaliers, a team made up of home-schooled students, private school students and some public school students based in Rock Hill took part in the Chester County Football Jamboree two weeks ago and scored a last-second win over Alleghany. Now they are back for a game that counts, taking on the Chester Cyclones.

  • Bigger is (usually) better in prep football

    There is no way to know, prior to a high school football game's kickoff, which team is going to emerge victorious. One factor, though, does appear to give a fairly reliable indication as to who wins and who loses…enrollment numbers.

  • Cycs lose delayed game to Westwood

    The 2016 season started with a bang for the Chester Cyclones...just not the kind they were hoping for.
    Thunder, lightning and heavy rain led the season-opener for the team to be called only a few minutes into the action Friday night and postponed until Saturday morning. Chester built a lead early against AAAA Westwood, but gave up the final 16 points of the game to fall by a 23-20 score.

  • Turnovers put game out of reach for Red Devils

    Playing a skilled New Covenant Knights team Friday, the Great Falls Red Devils didn't have a lot of room for error, but there were some, which turned what was a close game in the second quarter into a 64-13 defeat.
    The start of the game was delayed 30 minutes because of bad weather and was ultimately played in off-and-on rain. New Covenant jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but Great Falls was able to respond with what would be its best, sustained march of the night.
    "We had a pretty good little drive," said Coach John Barrett.

  • Lions open season with blowout of Vols

    The most impressive thing about Lewisville's 36-6 rout of Andrew Jackson on Friday night was that it could have ended up much worse for the Volunteers.
    The Lions posted that 30-point victory despite over 100 yards in penalties and a couple of turnovers.
    "We were happy to start with a win obviously, but it was sloppy is some respects. There were some things we need to clean up," said Coach Will Mitchell.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Lions win, Devils fall, Cycs lose delayed contest

    Chester County had one win, one loss and one incomplete on Friday.
    The Lewisville Lions opened the 2016 season with a bang, blowing out AA Andrew Jackson 36-6. Lewisville led 20-0 at the half and the Volunteers never got closer than 28-6. The Lions, 1-0, will face Blacksburg at home next week.
    Great Falls had a tough night, falling to the New Covenant Knights 64-13. The Red Devils, 0-1, will face Whitmire next Friday.

  • SNEAK PEAK: Chester County Football 2016

    In the magical season of 2007, when the Chester Cyclones made the program's first run to the state title game in 44 years, Victor Floyd and Will Mitchell agree that the key play, the one that provided the confidence and momentum the team needed to make its improbable run, came at the eight yard-line going in against Fairfield Central. Of course, they are talking about two different plays...and two different games.

  • Chester seeking the perfect 10

    During his first tenure as head coach of the Chester Cyclones (from 2004-2007), Victor Floyd authored a big turnaround in year two. He's entering year two once again and is hoping for a similar result.
    Chester will kick the season off tonight on the road, with the program's first-ever match-up against Westwood High School. This is the Blythewood area's fifth season of playing football.