High School

  • Devils look to open with win against Wolverines

    Great Falls Coach Scotty Steen says his team has had a good week of practice.

    “The kids have been focused…now we’re just looking for the opportunity to have it pay off like it should,” he said.

  • Lions face size disadvantage tonight at Blacksburg

    Lewisville Coach Will Mitchell thinks that Blacksburg will present his team with some big problems. Literally.

    “One of the concerns they present us with is their size. They are very big up front,” Mitchell said.

  • Competitive balance?

    When the South Carolina High School League first unveiled its currently-in-use realignment plan, legendary Great Falls Coach/AD John Smith said it was apparent that the league was aiming more for competitive balance than ease of travel. The recently unveiled realignment plan (which is set to take effect next year) does the same thing, the league itself has said. That may be true in theory where Class A is concerned, but it won’t be once the law of unintended consequences fully plays out.

  • S.C. Prep Media Football Polls


    1. Lamar (10)

    2. Lewisville (4)

    3. Hemingway (1)

    4. Cross

    5. St. John's

    6. C.E. Murray

    7. Lake View

    8. Williston-Elko

    9. Wagener-Salley

    10. McBee

    Receiving votes: Dixie, Baptist Hill, Bethune-Bowman, Green Sea Floyds, Hannah-Pamplico



    1. Abbeville (15)

    2. Batesburg-Leesville

    3. Barnwell

    4. Bamberg-Ehrhardt

  • Lions open with victory over Vols

    Lewisville opened the season with a 30-6 victory over AA Andrew Jackson, but Lions coach Will Mitchell said that doesn’t mean his squad opened with an easy win.

    “The game was definitely closer than the score indicates,” Mitchell said. “It was a hard-fought, pretty physical game.”

    Lewisville came into the game short-handed, with several players out with injuries. Mitchell said that showed itself most definitively up front, where the Lions had a tough time sustaining drives.

  • Last-minute score spoils season-opener for Cyclones

    Chester Coach Victor Floyd said after last week’s close jamboree loss to Clover that he hoped his team had gotten all the turnovers and mistakes out of its system. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.

    Chester had a pair of turnovers on special teams, allowed a long punt return and had penalties at the most inopportune times in a 30-23 loss to AAAA Westwood.

  • Lions embrace high expectations

    Last season, the Lewisville Lions broke an 11-year playoff win drought, advanced to the Class A upperstate semifinals and went 10-3, with the only losses coming to McBee (twice) and Lamar. So what does the team need to do to take the next step?

    “It’s sounds obvious, but we need to beat McBee and Lamar,” said Coach Will Mitchell.

  • Numbers (and hopes) are up in Great Falls

    Scotty Steen is in a new position this year at Great Falls, in more ways than one. He gave up his long-time role as an assistant coach to become the head coach of the Red Devils, but he also gave up his position as a practice wide receiver.

    “I was happy to give that up,” he said. “The bruises and soreness don’t heal quite as fast when you get older.”

  • FRIDAY NIGHT FINAL: Cycs fall late, Lions roll

    Last year, Chester held a late lead on Westwood, but gave up 16 unanswered points to lose close in their season opener. Unfortunately for the Cyclones, almost that exact same script played out Friday.

  • Chester County Football 2017 Sneak Peak: Talford stands tall for Devils

    To fans and opponents, Kelton Talford stands out because of his height (6-foot-4 and still growing). He stands out to his coaches too, but for different reasons.

    “Obviously, he is tall, but it’s more than that. He has a great attitude and is a guy that works very hard,” said Great Falls Football Coach Scotty Steen.