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Wilson Hall and Laurence Manning face off to highlight 5 Things to Watch this week

1. WILSON HALL, LMA RENEW RIVALRYWilson Hall will be visiting Billy Chitwood Field on Friday to take on Laurence Manning Academy in what will be the regular-season finale for both teams. LMA is in …

Crestwood quarterback Javion Martin (1), running back Jaice Calderon and the Knights will try to give their playoff hopes a boost when they face Lakewood for a region matchup on Friday.

Crosstown rivals Crestwood, Lakewood face off with postseason hopes on line

Lakewood and Crestwood come into their annual high school football matchup on Friday with a lot at stake. Both squads enter with two losses in Region VI-3A, but still have a chance to make the state playoffs. However, only the winner at J. Frank …

Lakewoods running back Javontae Lewis, center, and the Gators earned their first win of the season by taking down Manning 30-13 on Friday.

Sumter secures region's No. 1 seed; LMA sets up big game against Trinity

Sumter High School wrapped up a share of the Region VI-5A football title and most importantly the region's No. 1 seed in the state playoffs with a 50-7 victory over St. James on Friday. Laurence Manning Academy and Lee Academy came up with key …

PHOTOS: Lakewood defeats Manning 30-13

The Lakewood football team earned their first win over the season with a 30-13 win over Manning on Friday. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The Item's Tim Leible.

Lakewood's Divon Woods (20) celebrates after recovering a blocked punt during the Gators' 30-13 win over Manning on Friday.

Lakewood beats Manning 30-13 for first win

MANNING -- Manning High School's varsity football team took to the Ramsey Stadium field Friday against Lakewood looking for some respect and their first Region VI-3A win of the season. The Monarchs held a 13-9 lead early in the fourth quarter, …

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson celebrates with Freddie Freeman after scoring on a single by Cristian Pache during the second inning in Game 5 of a baseball National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.

The World Series, possibly featuring the Braves, highlights this week's 5 Things to Watch

THE WORLD SERIES – WITH THE BRAVES? The World Series is scheduled to start on Tuesday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Whether it will include the Atlanta Braves is still up for …

Lakewood's Brandon Cisse (4) and the Gators will face Manning on Friday as both teams seek their first win of the season.

Lakewood, Manning face off looking for first region win

Lakewood and Manning face off in a Region VI-3A high school football game on Friday as a pair of teams hungry for their first victory of the season. Both teams sit at 0-3 on the season, but Lakewood only has two region losses two three for the …

Sumter's Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) tries to shed a tackle during the Gamecocks' 34-27 win over Carolina Forest on Friday.

Sumter, Crestwood, Scott's Branch gain ground with Friday victories

The Sumter High School football team put itself in an enviable position to win the Region VI-5A title and earn the region's No. 1 seed in the SCHSL state playoffs on Friday, while Crestwood and Scott's Branch both kept alive their hopes of earning …

Lakewood quarterback Ben Hill (13) threw 4 interception in the Gators 16-13 overtime loss to Marlboro County on Friday.

Lakewood falls to Marlboro County 16-13 in OT after fourth quarter collapse

The Lakewood football team carried a 13-0 lead over Marlboro County heading into the fourth quarter on Friday night, but a night’s worth of mistakes finally caught up with the Gators, as …

LMA, Wilson Hall to play for SCISA JV football title

Laurence Manning Academy and Wilson Hall will play for the SCISA junior varsity football state championship next week after picking up playoff semifinal victories on Thursday. LMA defeated Ben Lippen 26-6 at Billy Chitwood Field in Manning, while …

Lakewood defensive back Zayveon Wells (2) and the Gators will look to get into the win column with a matchup against Marlboro County on Friday.

Lakewood looks to get into win column against Marlboro County

The Lakewood High School football team is coming off a rocky Region VI-3A opener, falling to Lake City 36-25 last week. The Gator defense took a step back in the loss, but Lakewood was finally able to find an offensive rhythm in the …

The Crestwood defense made major strides in the Knights' 28-0 win over Marlboro County last Friday.

Friday Night Takeaways: Did improvement come due to opponents or just playing?

The South Carolina Independent School Association football teams are now in a routine as they head into their seventh week of the season. The South Carolina High School League teams, on the other hand, are still trying to figure things out after …