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Report cards

As we hit the midway point of the high school football season, I thought it might be a good time to hand out progress reports.

Many of our local teams have playoff aspirations and some have a good shot to make a deep run in the postseason.

Here’s how I’ve graded the teams thus far.

Eagles soaring

The great Dennis Green (former Arizona Cardinals head coach), when asked a question about the Chicago Bears, once exclaimed: “THE BEARS ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE!”

To steal a line from one of the most famous press conferences ever, in the case of the 2015 Eastside Eagles, “THEY’RE NOT WHO YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE!”


As I sat down to watch some pro and college football over the weekend, something profound dawned on me.

This next sentence is a little profane, so if you’re a sensitive sports fan, I suggest you stop reading now:

Football, yes FOOTBALL, is a little bit boring.

A big win

It was hard to do my job Friday night.

Not because of the rain or the lightning or the constant delays, but because standing on the Byrnes sideline was bringing out my inner football fan.

Bad look for NGU

It wasn’t a great week to be a graduate of North Greenville University.

After a video surfaced—calling into question actions of former university president Dr. Jimmy Epting—buzz began to circulate about the Christian college and its leadership.

Closer look

As a new football season gets underway this Friday, it’s time to take a closer look at a few teams we’ll be following over the course of the next 10 weeks.


I’ve finally found a sport that is completely tailored to my athletic abilities.

No, it’s not baskeball, football, hockey or wrestling--although I would love to be good at any one of those sports.

I’m talking about is Spikeball.

Back at it again

After the first official week of high school football practice, I can’t help but be overcome with nostalgia.

I remember my first practice like it was yesterday.


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