By Thomas Grant Jr. High school players from the town of Irmo and surrounding Lake Murray towns were well-represented in this year’s South Carolina Football Coaches Association All-State teams. Class 4A Lower State runner-up Irmo had eight players selected to the first team. Meanwhile, repeat Class 5A champion Dutch ForkContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. The high school football playoffs are over, but the All-Star season is in full gear. This weekend will see a pair of games featuring some of the top players from Richland and Lexington counties. Palmetto I-20 Classic The third edition of the All-Star game takes placeContinue Reading

Special to New Chapin News The Chapin football team has experienced the full spectrum of the highs and lows of sports over the past two weeks. A week ago, the Eagles pulled out a 41-38 victory over River Bluff in the regular-season finale. Chase Cline’s 49-yard field goal earned ChapinContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Justin Gentry has coached in many memorable high school football games in his career. Add last Friday’s 41-38 victory over River Bluff to that list. The two teams combined for 700 total yards, 79 points, seven lead changes and three ties before getting decided on aContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. It appears the Chapin football team will be very active during the idle period.   While scheduled for a bye Friday, head coach Justin Gentry promised to hold a Monday practice following the 22-14 loss at Lexington. “We’re going to regroup,” he said. “I originally wasContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Region 4-5A play is starting at the right time for Chapin High School. The Eagles (5-1) head to Wildcat Stadium Friday to face Lexington riding a dominant five-game winning streak. “Outside of injures, we’ve got quite a few guys still out but we’re starting to getContinue Reading

Another week, another old rival visiting Cecil Woolbright Field. The Chapin High football team play host at 7:30 p.m. Friday to A.C. Flora looking to extend its longest winning streak in two years. The Eagles are coming off a 38-31 victory over Brookland-Cayce. Quarterback Brady Albro continued his strong playContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Since a season-opening loss to Irmo, the Chapin High School football team has won three straight games in dominating fashion. Led by quarterback Brady Albro’s 13 touchdowns (12 passing), the Eagles have outscored their last three opponents 128-21. In last Friday’s 27-14 win over Newberry, heContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Don’t tell Irmo head coach Aaron Brand that Friday’s Top 10 showdown in Kellytown with Hartsville is a Class 4A championship preview. “It’s only the fourth game,” he said. “Nobody has ever won a title after 4 or 5 weeks.” The sixth-ranked Yellow Jackets refuse toContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. A large exhale could be heard from Dutch Fork High School stadium last Friday. The Silver Foxes finally broke into the win column with the 54-7 rout of Stratford. In snapping the longest losing streak and worst start under head coach Tom Knotts, the defending ClassContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Brookland-Cayce looks to rebound from last Friday’s 42-35 loss to A.C. Flora against another longtime rival. They travel to Cecil Woolbright Field to face a Chapin team riding a 3-game winning streak. Quarterback Brady Albro has thrown 13 touchdown passes during the winning streak and theContinue Reading