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Gaffney takes down Dutch Fork for 5A championship (AUDIO)

The impressive Dutch Fork reign over 5A football in South Carolina ended Saturday night with a 22-19 loss to Gaffney in the 5A Championship Game at Benedict College. The Silver Foxes had won the last five state championship games and were unbeaten in their previous 62 games (one tie). Dutch Fork led the entire game …

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Southside Christian goes back-to-back with 28-0 win over Bamberg-Ehrhardt (AUDIO)

Make it two 1A championships in a row for Southside Christian. The Sabers dominated Bamberg-Ehrhardt 28-0 Saturday afternoon at Benedict College continuing the trend of one-sided wins by Upstate bracket teams in the state championship games. Southside Christian quarterback Ja’Corey Martin passed for 272 yards and rushed for three touchdowns. Defensively, the Sabers held B-E …

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Gray Collegiate captures first state title 49-14 over Silver Bluff (AUDIO)

Gray Collegiate Academy in Columbia, which has won multiple state basketball championships, can now add its first state football championship to the trophy case. The Eagles blasted Silver Bluff 49-14 Friday night at Benedict College to win the 2A title. Gray rushed for 446 yards led by their 3400-yard rusher KZ Adams. He ran for …

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Daniel goes back-to-back for 7th state title 45-20 over Camden (AUDIO)

The Daniel Lions built a 24-7 halftime lead and kept Camden at bay the rest of the way in a 45-20 victory in the 3A State Championship Game at Benedict College Friday afternoon. The Lions defeated the Bulldogs in the title game for the second year in a row and claimed the seventh state championship …

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Martin expects #Gamecocks to rebound from bad outing at Coastal (AUDIO)

USC basketball coach Frank Martin met with the media via Zoom Friday morning and made no excuses for his team’s lopsided loss at Coastal Carolina Wednesday night. Martin said his team basically stunk, and he had a feeling going in after the shoot-around that they would play poorly. But he also said during a long …

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#STRecruiting: In a word, Blanton calls visit with #Gamecocks White “awesome”

USC defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Clayton White celebrated his 44th birthday Thursday, and he treated himself to an in-home visit with one of his major targets, LB Stone Blanton (6-2 220) of Madison, MS. The Gamecocks are battling Mississippi State and Ole Miss for Blanton, and White apparently helped his cause with this visit. …

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#STRecruiting: Brown will sign on December 15th

WR Camden Brown (6-4 205) of Fort Lauderdale has had an active recruiting week. He decommitted from Pitt and entertained recruiters from USC, Auburn, Arizona and Florida State. He also set official visits to Auburn for the weekend and to USC the following weekend. And he decided not to hold off on a decision to …

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4A State Championship: South Pointe 41-Beaufort 7 (AUDIO)

South Pointe jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead on Beaufort and cruised to a seventh state championship Thursday night with a 41-7 win over the Eagles in the 4A title game at Benedict College. The Stallions rolled up 566 yards and held Beaufort to 165 yards. Quarterback Zavieon McCrorey passed for 344 yards and …

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#STRecruiting Notebook 12-2 (UPDATED Thursday night)

Per Paul Strelow of TigerIllustrated, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and assistants will conduct their in-home visit tonight with Dutch Fork WR Antonio Williams. USC coach Shane Beamer and staff members are expected to be in early next week. Auburn was also expected to make an in-home visit with Williams this week according to his …

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#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks DL coach Lindsey goes in-home with Martin

A major target for USC in the days leading up to the December 15th signing day is DT D’Andre Martin (6-4 293) of Durham, NC. Martin has been publicly committed to Virginia Tech since picking the Hokies over the Gamecocks in early August. But there has been speculation he quietly flipped to the Gamecocks following …

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Coastal explodes, #Gamecocks implode in 2nd half of #CCU 80-56 win (AUDIO) (UPDATED with Martin comments)

Coastal Carolina finally got USC to play a basketball game in Conway, and it was well worth the wait for the Chanticleers. They outscored the Gamecocks 44-21 in the second half in beating USC for the first time since 1993 80-56. The series dates back to 1989 and the Gamecocks had won three of the …

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#STRecruiting: #Gamecocks give Short something to think about

WR Zavier Short (6-1 181) of Chapin met with USC coach Shane Beamer at the school Wednesday morning and before the meeting was over, Short had an offer from the Gamecocks. Short, who has been committed to Appalachian State, did not immediately renounce his commitment and jump on board with the Gamecocks, but he now …

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