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Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick, center, and the Gamecocks will try to keep their running game going strong against River Bluff in the 5A quarterfinals on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium.

Sumter looks to keep running game going against River Bluff in 5A quarters

Upon looking at the statistics for the River Bluff High School football team, the first thing that jumped out to Sumter head coach Mark Barnes was this: the Gators are allowing an average of 74 rushing yards a contest through their five …

Tickets are still available for Sumter's 5A quarterfinal against River Bluff on Friday.

Sumter High playoff tickets still available

Tickets are still available for Sumter High School's home football game against River Bluff on Friday in the quarterfinals of the South Carolina High School League 5A state playoffs. Tickets will not be sold at the gate. The only way to purchase …

The Sumter defense will have its hands full as it face River Bluff's triple-option offense on Friday in a 5A state playoff quarterfinal game.

Sumter prepares to take on River Bluff's triple option

Fundamentally sound. Gap responsibilities. When you hear those four words in relation to football, you know someone is getting ready to face a triple-option offense. Sumter High School head coach Mark Barnes uttered those very words on Tuesday …

Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) and the Gamecocks will get to play a second home game in the 5A playoffs after beating Berkeley 34-13 on Friday.

Sumter gets another home game; Laurence Manning, Lee advance to SCISA title games

Sumter High School picked up a surprise home playoff footblal game on Friday, while Laurence Manning Academy and Lee Academy will both be traveling to North Charleston for their next playoff game. Since both games are for state championships, …

PHOTOS: Sumter beats Berkeley 34-13 in playoff opener

The Sumter football team took down Berkeley 34-13 in the first round of the SCHSL 5A playoffs on Friday. Here's a look at the action through the lens of The Item's Tim Leible.

PHOTOS: Sumter takes down Crestwood in the battle for Sumter County

Sumter took down Crestwood 28-9 in the battle for Sumter County on Friday. Here's a look at the action through the lens of The Item's Micah Green.

Sumter will open the SCHSL playoffs against Berkeley on Friday.

Sumter hosts Berkeley to open the playoffs to highlight the 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SUMTER HOSTS BERKELEY IN FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Sumter High School will play host to Berkeley in the first round of the 5A football state playoffs on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium. The …

East Clarendon running back Marques Webb (26) and the Wolverines finished their season with a 28-18 win over Hannah-Pamplico on Friday.

East Clarendon tops Hannah-Pamplico 28-18

TURBEVILLE – East Clarendon High School closed out its football season with a 28-18 victory over Hannah-Pamplico on Friday at Shad Hall Field. The Wolverines finished the year with a 2-5 …

Scott's Branch head coach Rodney Barr and the Eagles beat C.A. Johnson 36-35 on Friday.

Scott’s Branch edges C.A. Johnson 36-35

COLUMBIA – Scott’s Branch High School picked up a 36-35 victory over C.A. Johnson on Friday at the CAJ field. The Eagles improved to 4-3 on the season. They will play host to Lake …

Sumter quarterback Hayden Vasquez (15) passes around the outstretch arm of Crestwood's Parris Lowery (55) during the Gamecocks' 28-9 win on Friday.

Sumter caps off undefeated regular season with 28-9 win over Crestwood

Sumter High School completed its third straight undefeated football regular season with a 28-9 victory over Sumter School District rival Crestwood on Friday on Sumter Memorial Stadium's Freddie Solomon Field. The Gamecocks improved to 6-0 in this …

Manning quarterback Justin Daniel threw two touchdown passes in the Monarchs' 35-14 loss to Marion on Friday.

Manning falls to Marion 35-14

MANNING – Manning High School’s football team remained winless on the season as it fell to Marion 35-14 on Friday at Ramsey Stadium. The Monarchs, who are now 0-6 on the season, found …

Scott's Branch head coach Rodney Barr and the Eagles beat Estill 22-6 on Friday.

Scott’s Branch tops Estill 22-6

ESTILL – Scott’s Branch High School picked up a 22-6 football victory over Estill on Friday at the EHS field. The Eagles evened their record at 3-3 on the season. Scott’s …

East Clarendon's Marques Webb (26) ran for two touchdowns, while Cub Cook, left, ran for another in East Clarendon's 41-34 loss to Lewisville on Friday.

East Clarendon falls to Lewisville 41-34

RICHBURG – Devin McCrorey caught a 42-yard touchdown pass from Jayden Barnes with 22 seconds left in the game to pick up a 41-34 football victory over East Clarendon on Friday at the LHS …

Sumter volleyball coach Heath Griffin stands in front of the Gamecocks' socially distanced bench amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Volleyball provided a blueprint for what basketball will probably look like this winter.

Sumter AD reflects on the challenges of this fall and looks ahead to winter sports

To say this fall has been complicated and confusing in the world of sports would be an understatement. No one knows that more than the people behind the scenes trying to figure out how to play sports safely. Sumter High School athletic director …

Lakewood game against Camden postponed

Lakewood High School’s football game with Camden scheduled for Friday was postponed when a Lakewood player was found to have tested positive for coronavirus in the afternoon. Gators head …