A few weeks before full-contact practices started for public schools, Greenwood coach Chris Liner had a flashback in his sleep. It was a memory that holds more significance this fall, as he approaches his first season as Greenwood's coach.

Emerald’s young team had to battle through growing pains last season, but the Vikings will be looking to make significant strides this season under first-year coach Tad DuBose and a new-look coaching staff.

When Greenwood Christian coach Jolly Doolittle started fall practice, he knew there was plenty of work needed to make up for lost time after the coronavirus pandemic wiped out much of the spring and summer.

It was purely coincidence that Saluda coach Stewart Young wore a purple T-shirt commemorating the Tigers’ 2019 Class 2A state championship as he spoke about his preparation for the present season.


The football season is set to kick off Friday at Abbeville High School’s Hite Stadium with the WCTEL Classic, an annual precursor to the football season, which starts Sept. 25.

Calhoun Falls’ first football game of the season, an away region game at Southside Christian School set for Sept. 25, will be rescheduled after the charter school announced a positive COVID-19 case by a player.