All five South Carolina High School League football championships will be played at Benedict College for the second straight year.
Petty played for the Gamecocks from 1998-2002, leading the team to Outback Bowl wins over Ohio State in 2001 and 2002 as the starting quarterback.
This clash of the Carolinas will feature the return of storied head coach Tom Knotts to Charlotte. Knotts won eight state titles while coaching in Charlotte and has six during his time at Dutch Fork.
The former Gamecock offensive lineman spent the last three seasons as the offensive line and strength coach for Gray Collegiate.
Westwood High School announced its new head football coach Wednesday.
Head Football Coach Bennett Weigle, has just finished his third season coaching the Falcons — the A.C. Flora Falcons — where the team garnered a record of 28-4 during his tenure as defensive coordinator.
The Midlands star has offers from South Carolina, NC State, Penn State and Virginia Tech among others as a sophomore.
He's served as the Falcons offensive coordinator for the last three seasons, turning A.C. Flora's offense into one of the most feared in the state.
At a ceremony held at Spring Valley High School during National Signing Day Wednesday, Vikings Quarterback DeQuandre Smith signed with South Carolina.
Sullivan posted a 43-49 record across his nine seasons at Dreher.
The additions will include a new 30,000 square foot gym, an athletic complex including a football/soccer stadium, softball/baseball fields, a cafeteria, and a 9,000 square foot academic wing featuring six new classrooms.
The Lexington County School District Three Board of Trustees unanimously approved Gene Cathcart as the new Head Football Coach at Batesburg-Leesville High School during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday.
Dutch Fork wideout Antonio Williams is now a Clemson Tiger.
South Carolina was always his dream school, but Zavier Short didn't think he'd ever get to suit up for the Gamecocks until a few weeks ago.
Stokes had offers from South Carolina, Penn State, Mizzou, Vanderbilt, Colorado, Duke, Louisville, and more.
Short was the biggest playmaker in the receiving game for the Eagles this season, finishing the year with 67 catches for 1038 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Dustin Curtis led AC Flora to an undefeated season in 2020, capturing the team's first state championship in program history.
Gaffney scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion late, and held off the Silver Foxes on the final drive to win the title by a final score of 22-19.
Gray Collegiate Academy claimed its first state championship in school history on Friday night with a 49-14 win over Silver Bluff at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.
In a rematch of last year's state championship, Daniel topped Camden again for the 3A Championship Friday at Benedict, beating the Bulldogs, 45-20.
The honor goes each season to the top football player in the county for achievements on and off the field.
Brian Rimpf's Camden Bulldogs are back in the 3A State Championship Friday against Dillon. The Bulldogs are playing in their 16th state title game and look to capture their eighth title in school history.
Adam Holmes and the Gray Collegiate War Eagles are just one win away from their first football state title in school history.
The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes will try to claim their sixth-straight state championship on Saturday night when they face Gaffney in the 5A title game at Benedict.
The Gray Collegiate War Eagles are heading to the 2A state championship next week for the first time in school history.
In the first meeting since 2002, the Camden Bulldogs took down Dillon in the 3A Lower State Championship, punching a ticket back to the state title game next week.
Dutch Fork took down undefeated Fort Dorchester Friday night in Charleston for the 5A Lower State Championship.
Click the video to watch highlights from the upper and lower state semifinals Friday. ABC Columbia's "Friday Night Fever" is sponsored by Wendy's and White Brown Smiles.
The Hammond Skyhawks claimed their fifth-straight SCISA football championship Friday night, throttling Trinity-Collegiate, 48-15 at Charleston Southern University.
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The Dutch Fork-Gaffney game Friday night has been cancelled after the death of a Silver Foxes' player this week.
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The Brookland-Cayce and AC Flora high school football game Friday night has officially been postponed.
The Lexington-Swansea football game schedule for Aug. 20 has been canceled, after the Tigers' football team was forced in to COVID protocol.
Last season, the Green Hornets posted their first winning record (4-3) since 2009 before ultimately falling in the first round of the state playoffs to Southside Christian.
Howard spent four years as head coach at Wilson after serving as Ridge View's offensive coordinator. He was the Blazers' first QB when the school first fielded a varsity football team in 1996.
According to reports, Sumter High School Football Coach Ron McBride passed away following a fight against COVID-19.
The Blazers went 5-6 in Perry Parks' first season in 2015, and haven't posted a losing season since. Parks leaves Ridge View with a 45-23 record in six seasons.
Pope was originally committed to App State before flipping last December after getting an offer from Clemson.
Both Shane Beamer and wide receivers coach Justin Stepp told Rice that he has what it takes to see the field and make an impact for the Gamecocks at the wide receiver position.
Ben Lippen named Stephen Cagle as its new Football Program Director and Head Varsity Football Coach Monday night.
The Falcons standout will be a preferred walk-on for the Gamecocks in 2021.
Northside Christian Academy announced the hiring of Coach Dean Howell as its new Head Football Coach and Athletic Director beginning next school year.
White Knoll has a new football coach, and he comes from the most successful football program the state has ever seen.
Wheeler has spent the last three seasons as the head coach of the Knights, leading them to a 22-10 record in that time.
The two-way senior will be a preferred walk-on for the Gamecocks. He rushed for over 1,600 yards and 15 touchdowns last season for the Highlanders.
He's won 12 state championships in his 17-year tenure leading the Hammond Skyhawks.
Fresh off the heels of a state championship win, Dutch Fork quarterback Will Taylor officially signed his letter of intent to play football and baseball for Clemson next year.
He committed to the Seminoles on May 29 and stayed committed to FSU throughout the entire recruitment process.
Sumter Defensive End Justus Boone, the top prospect in the midlands, signed with the Florida Gators during a National Signing Day ceremony Wednesday at the Sumter Economic Development Building.
The most explosive offense in the Midlands steamrolled North Myrtle Beach 42-7 in the SCHSL 4A state championship to bring Richland District One its first football championship since 1970.
Camden was pushing for its eighth state title in the program's 14th appearance in the championship game. The Bulldogs last state title came in 2001.
The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes made history Friday night, topping TL Hanna, 28-6 in the 5A state championship. The win gives the Foxes an unprecedented five-straight state championships, something never done before in the history of the state.
A Richland One school hasn't won a state football championship in 50 years, but the AC Flora Falcons could change that this weekend.
The Dutch Fork Silver Foxes will already go down in South Carolina history as one of the best dynasties in high school football.
Heathwood Hall running back Ronnie Porter was named the 2020 Mr. Richland County High School Football Player of the Year Thursday night.
Click the video to see which teams will be representing the Midlands in next week's state championships.
Hammond captured its fourth-straight SCISA Championship on Friday night, taking down Laurence Manning, 26-6 at Charleston Southern.
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The South Carolina High School League announced Thursday venue locations for this year's football championship games.
In a statement Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that White Knoll High School Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Dean Howell has decided to resign from his roles with the school in order to spend more time with his family.
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Click the video to watch football highlights from week seven of the SCHSL slate. "Friday Night Fever" is sponsored by Wendy's.
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The Blythewood Bengals topped Rock Hill Thursday night, 30-15 to move to 3-2, 2-2 in region play this season.
North Augusta High School canceled its Friday night football game with River Bluff High School on Thursday, according to the school.
White Knoll High School canceled its last two football games Wednesday, following a COVID-19 positive exposure. This decision does not impact White Knoll High’s junior varsity or B teams.
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Click the video to watch highlights from 5A, 4A and 3A action this week. ABC Columbia's "Friday Night Fever" is sponsored by Wendy's.
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Two more teams had their seasons affected Wednesday due to COVID-19.
On Monday, October 5, 2020, 12 student athletes were placed on quarantine for 14 days after the school was notified that an athlete from the opposing team at the October 3 football game tested positive for COVID-19.
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Click the video to watch highlights from AC Flora's 49-8 win over Richland Northeast Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.
Will Taylor originally committed to play baseball for the Clemson Tigers, but when the scholarship offer came from Dabo Swinney and the football team, he couldn't pass it up.
Pelion High School was forced to postpone two varsity football games after a COVID-19 positive exposure resulted in the team being unable to play or practice.
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Richland County School District One kicks off their football season tonight and with it, comes new stadium guidelines for spectators.
Lexington High School was forced to cancel two varsity football games and reschedule one after a COVID-19 positive test resulted in the team being unable to play. According to the school, the decision does not impact junior varsity or B teams.
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The Gators' week one matchup with Lexington will be moved to November, while their week two matchup with South Aiken has been canceled.
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Watch SCISA football highlights from Sept. 4.
The Heathwood Hall Highlanders started the season 1-0, holding off Laurence Manning, 21-14 Friday night.