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Breaking records

It was a record-setting week for a couple of local high school football players.

Greer’s Mario Cusano and Blue Ridge’s Jason Sammons each worked their way into the history books with stellar performances in week nine, and what’s even better is that we get to see them square off against each other Friday night.

Out of the loop

Something’s happening to me and I can’t explain what it is.

Apparently, I’m just a bad sports fan. This comes as a shock to me, as I’ve spent the better half of my life honing my sports knowledge and watching countless hours of games. But during a recent conversation with my non-sports-fan wife, I realized that I’m slipping….big time.

Spurrier quit?

The story didn’t end the way it should’ve for Steve Spurrier.

The often quotable and fun-to-watch head ball coach apparently called it quits this week, stepping down from the South Carolina job he’s occupied for 10 years.

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!”

Snoozer

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.

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