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PHOTOS: Lakewood holds off Manning for third straight region win

The Lakewood football team defended The Swamp, holding off a late comeback attempt from Manning to win their third straight region game. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The Item's Micah …

Lakewood's Zayveon Wells (2) lunges forward for a touchdown during the Gator's 22-16 win over Manning on Friday at J. Frank Baker Stadium.

Lakewood wins third straight region game with 22-16 win over Manning

The varsity football teams from Lakewood and Manning high schools entered Friday night's game at J. Frank Baker Stadium from opposite directions. Lakewood was playing in search of its third consecutive victory in Region VI-3A while Manning was …

Lakewood running back Divon Woods and the Gators will look to continue their strong rushing attack against Manning on Friday.

Lakewood looks to keep win-streak rolling against Manning

Lakewood is looking to do something on Friday night that the Gators haven't done in roughly 20 years. In attempting to get their third consecutive win within Region VI-3A, they'll be up against a familiar foe when the Gators welcome Manning to …

Lakewood's Zayveon Wells (2) scored a late touchdown and punched in the game-winning two-point conversion in the Gators' win over Lake City, earning Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week honors in the process.

Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week: Lakewood's Wells leads Gators to victory with late score

The Lakewood football team came into Friday's match with Lake City in need of a win. The Gators have battled COVID-19 all season, and their roster has faced the repercussions, as Lakewood has played with 23 or fewer players more than once this …

Lakewood's Zayveon Wells scored the game-winning touchdown and two-point conversion as the Gators beat Lake City 14-13 on Friday.

Lakewood grinds out first win of the season with 14-13 comeback against Lake City

Lakewood has battled COVID-19 all season long. For the last two weeks, the Gators played with 23 players, a difficult proposition in 3A football. That didn’t stop LHS when they played host to …

Sumter's Marquis Lane-Owens carries the ball during the Gamecocks' 34-7 win over Conway on Friday.

Friday Night Scoreboard: Sumter School District all get wins

SUMTER 34 CONWAY 7 The Sumter football team improved to 3-1 in the season with a 34 win over Conway on Friday. They will travel to St. James next week. CRESTWOOD 44 MARLBORO COUNTY …

PHOTOS: Lakewood football falls to Camden

The Lakewood football team hosted Camden on Friday. Here's a look at the region matchup, where the Gators fell 27-6, courtesy of The Item's Tim Leible.

Lakewood's Kameron Rodriguez (1) reaches out for a near catch during the Gators' 27-6 loss to Camden on Friday. Rodriguez got his feet down in bounds but dropped the  ball out of bounds, and the pass was ruled incomplete,  leading to an irruption on the Lakewood bench.

Penalties bury short-handed Lakewood in 27-6 loss to Camden

Lakewood could get nothing going when they welcomed last year's 3A runner-up, Camden, to town on Friday. Penalties dug the very short-handed Gators into holes they could not dig out of in a 27-6 loss in their region opener. Lakewood, who had just …

Lakewood's Alyssa Geddings winds up to serve during the Lady Gators' two set loss to Sumter High on Tuesday.

Lakewood looks to right ship under LeGrand: 'We've got to get us a banner.'

Lakewood's new volleyball coach is no stranger to the sport in Sumter School District. Anne LeGrand comes to the Lady Gators after coaching at Alice Drive Middle School. She coached at the middle school level for several years after serving as an …

Lakewood receiver Kameron Rodriguez can't quite reach a pass in the end zone during the Gators' 34-12 loss to Lamar on Saturday.

Turnovers sink Lakewood in 34-12 loss to Lamar

If you like to see turnovers, then Saturday’s matchup between Lakewood and Lamar was the game for you. The Gators and Silver Foxes combined for seven turnovers, but the giveaways proved to be …

PHOTOS: Lakewood football falls to Lamar

The Gators couldn't avoid turnovers in a 34-12 loss to Lamar on Saturday. Here's a look at the action from Lakewood courtesy of The Item's Micah Green.

Lakewood quarterback Ben Hill and the Gators will host Lamar on Saturday after missing last week's game while in quarantine.

Lakewood hosts Lamar for another Saturday game after quarantine

In a year of weird football, the beginning of Lakewood's season may be among the weirdest. The Gators opened their season in Week 0 with a Saturday game against Sumter after the South Carolina High School League asked schools to move games off of …