https://www.onlinechester.com/sports/rss.xml en Rainey wins football contest https://www.onlinechester.com/content/rainey-wins-football-contest <p> No tie-breaker was needed this week as Lisa Rainer of Great Falls finished alone in first place in the News &amp; Reporter&rsquo;s football picking contest.</p> <p> Rainey finished with a record of 16-4, the best among all contestants. For her efforts, she wins the weekly $50 prize. Four contestants finished within one game of first place. Coming in with records of 15-5 were Barbara Lucas and Dwayne Reid of Great Falls and Sheila Wallace and Hayward Wallace, both of Blackstock.</p> Cyclones and Red Devils hit the road Friday night https://www.onlinechester.com/content/cyclones-and-red-devils-hit-road-friday-night <p> Ideally, a team should be better in its fifth game than in its first game. With that in mind, Chester coach Victor Floyd said no one should look past this week&rsquo;s opponent because of their record.</p> <p> Chester hits the road to face Lancaster on Friday. The Bruins will come into the game with a record of 1-3, but Floyd said that is a bit deceiving. Lancaster lost close games to Indian Land, Fairfield Central and Fort Mill to start the year, but rebounded with a 21-20, come-from-behind victory over Nation Ford last week.</p> Depleted Lion fall to Bearcats https://www.onlinechester.com/content/depleted-lion-fall-bearcats <p> Lewisville coach Will Mitchell says when you&rsquo;re at a smaller school, you sometimes just have to play the hand you&rsquo;re dealt. Unfortunately, he and his Lions football team didn&rsquo;t get to work with a full deck on Friday.</p> S.C. Prep Media Football Poll (through Week 3) https://www.onlinechester.com/content/sc-prep-media-football-poll-through-week-3 <p> Chester remained in fourth place this week in the S.C. Prep Media AAA poll. Great Falls continued to receive votes in the Class A poll.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Class 5A</p> <p> 1. Dutch Fork (11)</p> <p> 2. Byrnes</p> <p> 3. Fort Dorchester</p> <p> 4. Gaffney</p> <p> 5. Dorman</p> <p> 6. T.L. Hanna</p> <p> 7. Sumter</p> <p> 8. River Bluff</p> <p> 9. Berkeley</p> <p> 10. West Florence</p> <p> Receiving votes: Carolina Forest, Clover</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Class 4A</p> <p> 1. Myrtle Beach (11)</p> <p> 2. Daniel&nbsp;</p> A close shave for Butler, Devils https://www.onlinechester.com/content/close-shave-butler-devils <img src="https://www.onlinechester.com/sites/www.onlinechester.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9883.jpg" alt="Great Falls quarterback Tommy Seagle rolls out and looks down field during Friday&#039;s win over Lewisville." title="Great Falls quarterback Tommy Seagle rolls out and looks down field during Friday&#039;s win over Lewisville." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> On and off the field, it was a close shave for Tom Butler and the Great Falls football team Friday night.</p> <p> The Red Devils defeated rival Lewisville 32-26 in overtime, giving the program it&rsquo;s first two-game winning streak over its in-county rival in eight years.</p> Cycs see one streak end, look to begin a new one https://www.onlinechester.com/content/cycs-see-one-streak-end-look-begin-new-one <p> In football, as in life, all good things must come to an end.</p> <p> The Chester Cyclones came into last week on a 17-game winning streak. Included in that string was a state championship victory over Dillon, a win over rival Fairfield Central (that clinched a region title), an overtime win against Camden and the program&rsquo;s first victory in 27 years over Rock Hill. On Friday night, though, against that same Rock Hill Bearcats squad, Chester saw its winning streak come to an end with a 43-12 loss.</p> Devils ready to forget about last week https://www.onlinechester.com/content/devils-ready-forget-about-last-week <p> Great Falls recorded a memorable win last Friday, but Red Devils coach Tom Butler wants his team to forget about it.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve already started preaching that,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;That was great, but nobody cares about what you did last week. We live in a &lsquo;what have you done for me today&rsquo; society.&rdquo;</p> Lions try to prepare for the unknown https://www.onlinechester.com/content/lions-try-prepare-unknown <p> They sport a different name, but Lewisville&rsquo;s opponent this week remains a difficult opponent to prepare for.</p>