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Central High

  • Little suspense in Week 11 regionally; teams prep for playoffs

    South Carolina’s high school football season normally runs from week 0 – the first week of the season – to week 10, the final week of the regular season.
    Hurricane Florence played havoc with the schedule, forcing the high school league to add week 11.
    The result is a bye week for teams such as Chesterfield and Buford which have completed their 10-game schedule. Both get an off week heading into the playoffs.
    For teams such as Central and McBee, which missed playing scheduled games because of Florence, Week 11 means playing Friday.

  • Central’s Robinson selected for North-South game

    Central’s Daylon Robinson has been named to the North squad of the Touchstone Energy Cooperative Bowl.
    Eighty-eight South Carolina senior football players are selected for the game, 44 for North and 44 for the South squads.
    Coaches nominated 450 players. Central coach Trent Usher nominated all his seniors.
    Robinson was the only player from Chesterfield County and the 4-AA region picked for the all-star game.

  • Central volleyball tourney

    Central plays defending state champion St. Joseph’s in the opening round of the AA tournament on Wednesday.
    “We know our playoff game against St Joseph’s isn’t going to be easy by any means,” said Central coach Logan Parker.
    “We’re going on the road to play the defending AA state champions. Luckily though, we have had experience playing tough teams all season long in our region play.”

  • Central’s running, kicking game shine

    Coaches are paid to worry.
    Worry can turn to misery when things go bad.
    When things are going well, coaches worry things will quickly change.
    Central football coach Trent Usher had the worries last Friday when Central surged to a 17-0 lead over Andrew Jackson.
    “You always want to score, but are we scoring too quick?” Usher said. Would his team let up?

  • Central boys region champs

    Two pairs of runners helped Central reclaim the 4-AA Regional cross-country title.
    EJ Threatt, the defending champion, and Edgar Guzman finished one-two over the 5,000-meter course to lead Central on Thursday.
    The duo of Walker Kirkley and Gavin Edwards clinched the title, however, finishing 14th and 15th, giving Central a team score of 39 points, five points better than runner-up Andrew Jackson.
    Buford won the girls title with Central finishing second.
    Threatt led from start to finish on the course at Central High School.

  • Runaway champs: Central claims unofficial county title, holds Chesterfield scoreless

    Simply put, everything came together for Central last Friday in its rivalry game with Chesterfield.
    Offensively, it was running back by committee, four Eagle backs scored.
    Defensively, Central held Chesterfield to 106 yards.
    But most importantly, the Central team held Chesterfield scoreless for a 49-0 win.
    The shutout makes Central the unofficial Chesterfield County champions. Central beat Cheraw 33-13 earlier in the season. The last time Central defeated both its county rivals was in 2012.

  • 5 points, three losses

    Football games seldom come down to just one or two plays, but coaches from Chesterfield, Central, Cheraw, and McBee point a handful of plays and penalties last Friday that were the difference.
    The results?
    Central lost to Buford, 14-12.
    Cheraw lost to Lake City, 39-37.
    McBee lost to Blacksburg, 28-27.
    Five points, three losses.
    Chesterfield lost to North Central 47-20.

    Central falls to Buford

  • Central’s pass defense exposed in 41-21 loss to North Central

    Elijah Blakeney’s pick-six interception gave Central an immediate lift Friday against North Central, but the Eagles then made mistakes of their own, four of them crucial, in a 41-21 loss to North Central.
    Three of the mistakes were in pass coverage. North Central’s Avante Reynolds hit receiver Markell Portee with 41- and 63-yard touchdown receptions in the first quarter. In the third quarter, Jaylen  Wood threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Seantrell Davis-Wren.

  • Central all abuzz for homecoming

    It’s time to “Buzz Off” as Central celebrates homecoming this week.
    “Buzz Off” is this year’s homecoming theme as Central plays the Buford Yellow Jackets in a key region game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
    Other homecoming activities open to the public include the annual Powder Puff football game at 6 p.m. Wednesday and homecoming parade, 4 p.m. Friday in downtown Pageland. 
    Campus events include the Faculty vs. Student Volleyball game on Tuesday, and the Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday.

  • Central tops Lee Central, falls to Lewisville

    Kylie Sims was a perfect 20-for-20 on serves in second game of Central’s three-set victory over Lee Central last week.
    The Eagles won the second set 25-2 as Sims did not miss a serve. For the match she connected on 25 of 25 serves.
    Central lost a three-set match to Lewisville later the week. A Monday match against South Pointe Christian was cancelled due to the weather.  

    Sept. 19
    Central 3, Lee Central 0  
    25-8, 25-2, 25-5