https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sports/rss.xml en Nowhere to run https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/nowhere-run <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/11-13_pageland_sports_eight_central_defenders_surround_silas_phillips_of_landrum_for_a_tackle.jpg" alt="A little teamwork brings down Landrum as the Eagles swarm the ball during Friday’s playoff shutout. Central hosts Batesburg-Leesville for round two of the AA Upper State playoffs." title="A little teamwork brings down Landrum as the Eagles swarm the ball during Friday’s playoff shutout. Central hosts Batesburg-Leesville for round two of the AA Upper State playoffs." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> LANDRUM &ndash; The most telling aspect in Central&rsquo;s 28-0 playoff win over Landrum is found not in game&rsquo;s statistics, but in the play-by-play game chart.<br /> Landrum had the ball 11 times.<br /> Five times Central&rsquo;s defense stopped Landrum on three downs and forced a punt on fourth down.<br /> Once, the Central defense stopped a run on fourth down and another time, sacked the quarterback just before the half.&nbsp;<br /> Three times the Central defense forced turnovers &ndash; interceptions by Daylan Robinson, Sebastian Richardson and JR Reid.<br /> McBee takes flight with the Wrights https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/mcbee-takes-flight-wrights <p> It was Wright to left and then, Wright to right, and everything was already wrong for Ware Shoals in its Class A playoff game against McBee.<br /> On McBee&rsquo;s first offensive play, Jahiem Wright swept around the left end, reaching the sidelines and went untouched to the end zone.<br /> Four plays later, McBee again had the ball, this time on the Ware Shoal&rsquo;s 35 yard line.<br /> On first down, Tyrece Wright went right, cut up field and went untouched for a touchdown. He also scored on a two-point conversion.<br /> Back-to-back possessions. Two plays.<br /> Central finishes regular season 6-4; Landum playoff opponent https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-finishes-regular-season-6-4-landum-playoff-opponent <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/11-6_pageland_centrals_jaquizz_prince_is_airborne_has_he_sacks_lee_central_quarterback_jaquaze_myers.jpg" alt="Central&#039;s Jaquizz Prince is airborne has he sacks Lee Central quarterback Jaquaze Myers." title="Central&#039;s Jaquizz Prince is airborne has he sacks Lee Central quarterback Jaquaze Myers." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> JR Reid scored two touchdowns, caught a long pass to set up a third touchdown, and accumulated enough yards last week against Lee Central to have a 1,000-yard rushing season.<br /> His personal critique?<br /> &ldquo;I can do better,&rdquo; Reid said following a 27-8 win at Lee Central on a sloppy field. The game came after a short week of practice and the chance of even more rain during the game.<br /> Reid scored Central&rsquo;s longest touchdown of the year, a 91-yard burst off the left side of the Eagles&rsquo; line last Thursday.<br /> McBee, Cheraw stumble in season finale https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/mcbee-cheraw-stumble-season-finale <p> &ldquo;We never got off the bus,&rdquo; said McBee coach Johnny Kline of a 68-0 loss to Green Sea Floyds last Friday to end the regular season.<br /> The game had no bearing on the high school playoffs that start Friday. McBee had already secured a home game against Ware Shoals.<br /> Kline had already planned to rest his starters in the second half. He did not anticipate his starters coming out &ldquo;flat.&rdquo;<br /> In the last two weeks, his team has taken a step back, he said.<br /> Central’s Robinson selected for North-South game https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central%E2%80%99s-robinson-selected-north-south-game <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10-30_pageland_spors_robinson_goal_line_coverage.jpg" alt="Daylon Robinson" title="Daylon Robinson" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Central&rsquo;s Daylon Robinson has been named to the North squad of the Touchstone Energy Cooperative Bowl.<br /> Eighty-eight South Carolina senior football players are selected for the game, 44 for North and 44 for the South squads.<br /> Coaches nominated 450 players. Central coach Trent Usher nominated all his seniors.<br /> Robinson was the only player from Chesterfield County and the 4-AA region picked for the all-star game.<br /> Little suspense in Week 11 regionally; teams prep for playoffs https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/little-suspense-week-11-regionally-teams-prep-playoffs <p> South Carolina&rsquo;s high school football season normally runs from week 0 &ndash; the first week of the season &ndash; to week 10, the final week of the regular season.<br /> Hurricane Florence played havoc with the schedule, forcing the high school league to add week 11.<br /> 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.<br /> For teams such as Central and McBee, which missed playing scheduled games because of Florence, Week 11 means playing Friday.<br /> Central boys region champs https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central-boys-region-champs <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/-_10-23_pageland_front_cross_country_lizzie_outlaw_.jpg" alt="Central’s Lizzie Outlaw placed fourth in the girls’ race while the Eagle boys’ team reclaimed the region cross-county title. " title="Central’s Lizzie Outlaw placed fourth in the girls’ race while the Eagle boys’ team reclaimed the region cross-county title. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Two pairs of runners helped Central reclaim the 4-AA Regional cross-country title.<br /> EJ Threatt, the defending champion, and Edgar Guzman finished one-two over the 5,000-meter course to lead Central on Thursday.<br /> 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.<br /> Buford won the girls title with Central finishing second.<br /> Threatt led from start to finish on the course at Central High School.<br /> Central’s running, kicking game shine https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/content/central%E2%80%99s-running-kicking-game-shine <img src="https://www.pagelandprogressive.com/sites/www.pagelandprogressive.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/10-23_pageland_sports_saulo_salinas_connects_on_a_40-yard_field_goal_for_central.jpg" alt="Saulo Salinas connects on a 40-yard field goal for Central." title="Saulo Salinas connects on a 40-yard field goal for Central." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Coaches are paid to worry.<br /> Worry can turn to misery when things go bad.<br /> When things are going well, coaches worry things will quickly change.<br /> Central football coach Trent Usher had the worries last Friday when Central surged to a 17-0 lead over Andrew Jackson.<br /> &ldquo;You always want to score, but are we scoring too quick?&rdquo; Usher said. Would his team let up?<br />