http://www.onlinechester.com/sports/rss.xml en Cycs and Griffins play for “everything” http://www.onlinechester.com/content/cycs-and-griffins-play-%E2%80%9Ceverything%E2%80%9D <img src="http://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_2571.jpg" alt="Chester is gunning for its first region title in five years tonight." title="Chester is gunning for its first region title in five years tonight." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A rivalry as passionate and intense as the one between Chester and Fairfield Central doesn&rsquo;t need extras or window dressing to make it entertaining&hellip;but tonight&rsquo;s game between the two comes with extras and window dressing.</p> <p> Tonight&rsquo;s match-up between the 8-1 Cyclones and 5-3 Griffins is for the Region IV-AAA title, a number one playoff seed and three potential home games in the playoffs.</p> <p> &ldquo;This is for everything,&rdquo; said Chester Coach Victor Floyd.</p> Home playoff game on the line for Lions http://www.onlinechester.com/content/home-playoff-game-line-lions <p> Lewisville Coach Will Mitchell says that tonight&#39;s game at Timmonsville comes down to one basic question.</p> <p> &quot;Do you want to play at home in the playoffs or not?&quot; Mitchell said.</p> <p> Second place in Region II, and the first-round home game that comes with it, are on the line tonight as the Lions visit the Whirlwinds.</p> Red Devils get their shot at Silver Foxes http://www.onlinechester.com/content/red-devils-get-their-shot-silver-foxes <p> It&rsquo;s not exactly breaking news to proclaim that top-ranked, unbeaten Lamar is a good football team, but Great Falls Coach Scottie Steen said most people might not realize the number of ways they can beat you.</p> <p> &ldquo;They&rsquo;re loaded,&rdquo; Steen said. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re big, they&rsquo;re fast and they&rsquo;re deep. They&rsquo;re as talented a group as I&rsquo;ve seen in some time.&rdquo;</p> <p> Great Falls get its shot as the Silver Foxes tonight.</p> Chester moves to 8-1, sets up region title showdown http://www.onlinechester.com/content/chester-moves-8-1-sets-region-title-showdown <p> It says a lot about how far the program has come that Chester Coach Victor Floyd believes his team had its worst half of offensive football of the year Friday night&hellip;and they won by three touchdowns.</p> <p> Chester built up a big early lead and came out of Camden with a 35-14 victory to remain unbeaten in region play.</p> S.C. Prep Media Polls for 10-17 http://www.onlinechester.com/content/sc-prep-media-polls-10-17 <p> Chester remained fifth in AAA while Lewisville stayed put at fourth place in Class A in the latest S.C. Prep Media Football Polls. Polls for all classes are listed below.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>5A</strong></p> <p> 1. Fort Dorchester (14)</p> <p> 2. T.L. Hanna&nbsp;</p> <p> 3. Dutch Fork</p> <p> 4. Spring Valley</p> <p> 5. Byrnes</p> <p> 6. Sumter</p> <p> 7. Conway</p> <p> 8. Summerville</p> <p> 9. Dorman</p> <p> 10. Spartanburg</p> <p> Receiving votes: Greenwood, Hillcrest.</p> <p> <strong>4A</strong></p> <p> 1. South Pointe (14)</p> Red Devils fall to Panthers http://www.onlinechester.com/content/red-devils-fall-panthers-0 <p> The Great Falls Red Devils ended their scoreless streak on Friday, but unfortunately not their losing streak.</p> <p> Great Falls fell to McBee 42-6. The loss dropped the Red Devils to 0-7 overall and 0-2 in region place. Even with the loss, Great Falls&rsquo; playoff hopes have not been completely extinguished. To advance to the post-season, the Red Devils must win their final two games (against Lamar this coming Friday and Lewisville in the season finale). Timmonsville could also help the Devils by upsetting Lewisville this week.</p> <p> Lamar comes to Great Falls on Friday.</p> White wins weekly football picking contest http://www.onlinechester.com/content/white-wins-weekly-football-picking-contest <p> No tie-breaker was needed this week as Orlando White of Chester emerged as the clear winner in the News &amp; Reporter&rsquo;s weekly football picking contest.</p> <p> White finished alone in first place with a record of 18-2, with his only misses being Auburn&rsquo;s loss to LSU and Boise State&rsquo;s win over San Diego State. For his efforts he wins the weekly $50 prize.</p> <p> Oddly, only one contestant was within a game of first. Corey Wade of Chester finished in the runner-up spot with a record of 17-3. A large number of contestants finished at 16-4 or 15-5.</p> Cycs look to stay perfect in region http://www.onlinechester.com/content/cycs-look-stay-perfect-region <img src="http://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_4593.jpg" alt="Chester storms the field prior to a recent game." title="Chester storms the field prior to a recent game." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> Chester&rsquo;s game next week against Fairfield Central will be a big one&hellip;but how big depends on what the Cyclones do this week.</p> <p> Chester will look to stretch its winning streak to eight games tonight with a road trip to Camden. The Bulldogs come in with a record of 1-6, but that mark is a little bit deceiving with the team having played a brutal schedule so far against a host of ranked teams.</p> <p> &ldquo;They&rsquo;re better than that shows. They have some good personnel,&rdquo; said Chester Coach Victor Floyd.</p>