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High School

  • State title games moved to Friday

    There is no way to know who will win the state championship football games this weekend, but Mother Nature remains undefeated.

    The AAA state championship game between the Chester Cyclones and Dillon Wildcats originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. has now been moved to Friday at 4 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. The decision was made by the South Carolina High School League (the governing body of prep sports in the state) because of the threat of winter weather on Saturday.

  • Celebration Penalty?

    When the Chester Cyclones made their magical run to the state championship game in 2007, the school, the community at-large and the team couldn’t have been happier or more excited to be in Williams-Brice Stadium playing for title. Chester Coach Victor Floyd is certainly proud to have a team standing at 14-0 on the doorstep of history, but he wants the excitement level to be tempered just a bit.

  • Finding his voice

    Clint Davis says he often gets questions about why he gets so excited as he calls Chester Cyclones football games on the radio on 90.3 WRBK.

    “I usually tell them, ‘because I just do, next question,’” he laughed.

  • Floyd focused on Cycs, but rooting for Trojans

    On Friday, Victor Floyd will be on the sidelines as his team plays for a state championship in Columbia. Across town at the same time, his team will be playing for a state championship.

  • Dillon's Dynasty

    Jackie Hayes obviously knows a thing or two about winning state championships…but knows about losing them too.

  • To be the man...

    At the conclusion of every win, in the post-game huddle, Chester Coach Victor Floyd yells “great day to be a Cyclone” and assistant Ricky Campbell adds on “What does Ric Flair say?” drawing the wrestler’s famous “wooo” from the team. Another Flair quote seems to apply to Friday’s state championship matchup with Dillon…”to be the man, you’ve got to beat the man.”

  • Next Stop: Columbia

    When Chester linemen Wyatt Tunall and Daniel Elkins paved the way for a first down late in the fourth quarter they also paved the way to state.
    For the first time in 10 years and only the third time in the last 55, the Cyclones will play for a state football title, getting there with a 21-14 win over Union County in the upperstate championship game Friday night.

  • A (Green) Sea change

    Next weekend, Victor Floyd hopes to see his team playing in Columbia for a state championship. Actually, he hopes to see both of them playing for state championships.

  • "Humble, hungry and focused"

    Tonight, Chester and Union County will meet on the football field for the second time this year. The stakes will be slightly higher this time around.

  • Will Chester eat Union's lunch?

    There is more riding on Friday’s Chester-Union County game than just a trip to the AAA state championship game.

    Union County Supervisor Frank Hart and Chester County Supervisor Shane Stuart have a bet regarding the Upper State Championship game this coming Friday between the Yellow Jackets and Cyclones.  The loser will buy the winner lunch at a restaurant of choice in the winner's county.

    Each of the supervisors had their own comments about the upcoming game.