Friday, November 23, 2012
The third round of Class 4A Division I high school football was controlled by Silver Foxes from early on.
Update: The White Knoll Timberwolves fell behind early and never caught up to the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes on Friday night, losing 21-11 in the Lower State title game. White Knoll finishes the season at 10-4. Dutch Fork advances to the 4A Division I title game against Gaffney, which defeated Byrnes, 21-19. Original story: The White Knoll Timberwolves are up against Dutch Fork's Silver Foxes for the Class 4A Lower State championship tonight in Irmo. Last week, the Timberwolves defeated the Irmo Yellow Jackets 3-0. The team's record is 10-3. The Silver Foxes beat Boiling Springs 63-28 in the second round of the playoffs to improve its record to 10-3. The winner of tonight's game will face either Gaffney or Byrnes for the state title at …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Shrine Bowl roster of South Carolina's top players were recently announced. Players will take the field on Dec. 15.
Lexington High School's Johnathan Boring and White Knoll High's Alex Brown are among the state's top players to make the Shrine Bowl team. Boring, an offensive lineman, and Brown, a tight end, join 44 players in the state that will play against the North Carolina team. The 76th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas is held at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg. The game begins at 1 p.m. on Dec. 15. Tickets can be purchased online for $15. For a complete list of players, click here.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
What school will have the best football season this year? You tell us!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
As people across the state make preparation to send their children back to school, many of them do so with the anticipation of yet another football season on the gridiron. After weeks of practice in the scorching summer sun, teams across the state are almost ready to begin the 2012 season. So you tell us, Patch readers - which team will have the best season this year?
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Shaq Roland, the state's top HS football player, and three of his Lexington High teammates signed national Letters of Intent on Wednesday to play college ball.
Surrounded by friends, family and coaches, four of Lexington High's top football players signed letters of intent on Wednesday to play college ball. At the head of the class was wide receiver Shaq Roland, who signed with the USC Gamecocks. Roland led the Wildcats to an undefeated regular season with 79 catches for 1,546 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also ran for 305 yards and 10 TDs. For his efforts, Roland was named South Carolina's "Mr. Football" for 2011. Roland is the third Mr. Football in as many years to pick the Gamecocks, joining running back Marcus Lattimore and defensive end Jadaveon Clowney. Roland said the Gamecocks' recent success on the field and in recruiting was a key factor in his decision. "I just want to b a part of that…
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Stand-out receiver and USC commitment Shaq Roland of LHS honored as state's top high school player
Racking up 29 touchdowns and amassing more than 2,000 yards receiving, rushing, and returning kicks this season, Lexington High School's all-star wide receiver Shaq Roland has captured the coveted title of South Carolina's "Mr. Football." The award was presented Friday night at Myrtle Beach High School in conjunction with the SCADA North-South All Star Game weekend. Roland, a linchpin for Lexington's explosive offense this season, is the fourth straight USC Gamecock recruit to win the award. South Pointe’s Stephon Gilmore won in 2008. Byrnes' Marcus Lattimore won the award in 2009, and South Pointe’s Jadeveon Clowney took the honor last year. Roland helped lead the Wildcats to an historic undefeated regular season this year, and shined …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wildcats finish perfect regular season against cross-town rival
On a nippy and breezy Friday night, the Lexington High Wildcats cruised past cross-town arch rival White Knoll High School 42-12 to finish a perfect 11-0 regular season. Minus their star running back, Kevin Miller, who is nursing an injury in advance of next week's state playoffs, the Wildcats struggled with the Timberwolves' archaic yet tricky Wing-T offense in the first half -- going into halftime up only 22-12. But the Wildcats offense came to life in the second half behind sophomore standout QB Will Hunter, and wide receiver Shaq Roland, and the defense shut down the Timber Wolves the rest of the way for the easy win. According to the unofficial stats, Hunter passed for 355 yards, and Roland -- a potential S.C. Mr. Football and a four-…
Friday, August 5, 2011
With State's Top Player, Wildcats Look to Improve in 2011
Even across the wide expanse of the Lexington High School track and practice fields one recent morning -- while female tracksters did post-practice stretches and JV football players went through their paces -- the eyes and ears are immediately drawn to the intensity of the Wildcats' varsity football squad. Grunts, groans, the unmistakeable popping of pads echo across the divide, as does the boisterous shouts and cheering of young men in full-contact drills, ramping up the intensity of a team that looks to improve on a successful 2010 campaign that saw the Wildcats go 10-4 and deep into the state 4-A playoffs. (In the gallery, at right, are some photos of the Wildcats in action, with varsity boys in blue/gold/white, and the JV in all white…