There was a bit of a shakeup in this week’s South Carolina High School poll, especially in Class 4A.
After winning its first region championship in school history, the Greenwood girls’ golf team is heading to the state tournament for the second time in school history after shooting a 389 at the 4A Upper State Qualifier.
Greenwood’s fullbacks and strength coach Chris Seaborn knew it was going to be a special night, but like everyone who was in attendance at J.W. Babb Stadium on Friday, he didn’t know how special it was going to be.
It didn’t matter what he did on Friday night, whether it was playing a football game in the fall or a baseball game in the spring, for Peyton Sorrow, Saturdays are for fishing.
Growing up, I had a couple of friends who continuously tried to get me to play golf with them whenever we had a free moment from school or baseball. Every single time I would tell them no because I wasn’t interested in the sport and I didn’t have a set of golf clubs.
It took less than two minutes for Abbeville to find the end zone for the first time against West-Oak on Friday, a place that the Panthers found eight times in the 54-0 win.
WARE SHOALS — McCormick running back A’Chean Durant started with a bang, returning the opening kickoff for a 70-yard touchdown. Durant’s score set the team’s tone as it took down Ware Shoals 49-8.
After having one of its worst performances a week ago against Crescent, the Ninety Six defense responded to coach Matthew Owings’ challenge, answering with a 21-0 shutout of Liberty.
Dixie coach Vic Lollis knew his team would start out slow. Once they got going, the Hornets were hard to stop Friday, taking down Calhoun Falls 62-14.
Last week, Emerald struggled to limit big plays against region opponent Chapman. The Vikings defense continued to struggle on Friday, as Woodruff dominated in its 42-6 win against the Vikings.
WEST COLUMBIA — Up by just a touchdown, and in possession of the ball on fourth down at Saluda’s 24-yard line, all eyes turned to Gray Collegiate’s KZ Adams.
Dixie had an unexpected bye week last week, as torrential rain postponed the Hornets’ game against the No. 1 team in 1A, Southside Christian.
A trio of turnovers coupled with an effective Yellow Jacket passing game made all the difference in last season’s matchup between Greenwood and Greer.
Through the first two weeks of region play, 3A Region 3’s seeding is very close. Two teams are undefeated, two teams are .500 and two teams are still searching for their first region win of the season.
While four Lakelands teams remained ranked in the latest South Carolina prep poll, two changed spots, as Dixie moved up in the 1A rankings while Saluda dropped one spot in 2A.
From the first serve in the first set, it looked like Abbeville volleyball was going to make quick work out of Emerald, but the Vikings had different plans. The Vikings won second and third set, forcing Abbeville to extend the match to five sets before the Panthers won 15-13 in the final set.