Saluda trailed Strom Thurmond 14-8 in Johnston when Friday night’s game was called early because of lightning. The game will continue at 10 a.m. today with the fourth quarter left to play.

ABBEVILLE — Abbeville led 10-7 with 1:21 left in the second quarter before the Panthers’ season opener against Lincoln County finished early because of lightning. The two teams will not reschedule in order to finish the remainder of the contest.

The Ware Shoals Hornets notched their first win of the 2019 football season with a 32-12 victory over Oakbrook Prep on Friday night.

Abbeville opened last season with a dominating 57-0 win against traditional Georgia Class 1A powerhouse Lincoln County. With the win, Panthers coach Jamie Nickles passed the late Dennis Botts as the school’s all-time winningest coach.

Ware Shoals’ season-opening game against SCISA team Oakbrook Prep may not look like a favorable matchup, considering how last year’s opener went. The Hornets lost 44-8 to Oakbrook this time last year.

Greenwood coach Dan Pippin ended practice Thursday by telling his team how much he looked forward to a Friday night game. He said the feeling of excitement at school more than makes up for a few stressful days earlier in the week.

First-year Abbeville girls tennis coach Rodney McAlister is thrilled about the program he’s inheriting. The Panthers are returning all of their top players from last year and are looking to continue their recent run of success this season.