Stories by Wayne Staats

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Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

Tigers on their way to being back on top

CLEMSON, S.C. — Thirty-four years after finishing No. 1, Clemson could be on its way to being all the way back – to return to glory.
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

'Dogs pull away from Bears, win region title

THOMSON - No. 7 Thomson used a three-touchdown third quarter to pull ahead and then had enough to beat Burke County 35-28 on Friday night at The Brickyard, securing the Region 3-AAAA championship.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Rosters announced for Border Bowl III

After impressing coaches - both their own and others - throughout the season, many of the best high school football seniors have been rewarded with Border Bowl III roster spots.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

DeAngilo Drayton: The Augusta Chronicle's Player of the Week

At less than two minutes in, the game remained young. But DeAngilo Drayton had all the evidence he needed: Silver Bluff would find room to run all night.
By Wayne Staats

Irish go for third region crown in a row

When Aquinas travels to Stratford on Friday, the Irish will play for their third region title in as many seasons.
By Wayne Staats

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Bulldogs look for better end

THOMSON, Ga. — Thomson gets another shot to beat Burke County this Friday. A win would give the Bulldogs a region title.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Irish ranked third in latest football poll

After a 21-point home win against Lincoln County, Aquinas moved up two spots to No. 3 in the Class A football poll.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Burke County-Thomson to meet in Game of the Week

Burke County will play at Thomson this Friday as the Bears try to beat the Bulldogs for the second time this season.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Irish win at home against Red Devils for the first time

No. 5 Aquinas beat No. 3 Lincoln County 24-3 to beat the Red Devils at home for the first time.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Aquinas can pull off a first Friday

Aquinas will try to win at home against Lincoln County for the first time on Friday.
By Wayne Staats

Mustangs' Carr is Player of the Week

After rushing for more than 200 yards and two scores, Dre'Kwon Carr is the Player of the Week.
By Wayne Staats

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Red Devils defense looking strong with Ellis

Howard Ellis is back coaching for Lincoln County, and the Red Devils have responded.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Irish, Red Devils both in Top 5

Two top-5 teams will meet this week when Lincoln County visits Aquinas on Friday.
By Wayne Staats

Lawsuit filed in alleged hazing incident

Attorneys for an area high school football star have filed a lawsuit in response to an alleged August hazing incident.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Aquinas-Lincoln County is Game of Week

Aquinas plays Lincoln County this Friday in the Game of the Week. The winner will play for the Region 7-A championship.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Bulldogs romp to victory

PETTICOAT JUNCTION, S.C. - Seemingly every Bulldog who touched the ball saw space in Silver Bluff's 49-28 rout of Woodland on Friday night.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Mustangs looking for huge region win

But instead of falling apart with the 1-4 start and with quarterback Daniel Carr sidelined, Midland Valley took off in region play – when the games matter most.
By Wayne Staats

Fox Creek's Swires is Player of the Week

By scoring three touchdowns in different ways, Fox Creek's Dalton Swires is the Player of the Week
By Wayne Staats

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Schneider to coach against former team this week

As Russell Schneider coaches region undefeated McCormick, he faces off against his former team.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Local football teams hold in state rankings

All four area ranked high school football teams ranked in the same spots as a week ago.
By Wayne Staats
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