The WCTEL Classic, an annual precursor for the high school football season, had six teams drop out in the week before the event. But Friday night, Abbeville and McCormick remained to kick off the 2020 season.

A late fumble recovery by Cambridge-Palmetto senior lineman Aaron Hegler in the final minute of Friday’s game against the Greenville Hurricanes sealed a 40-28 win for the Cats on Senior Night.

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.

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.

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.