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Round 3 Preview

The Panthers breezed through the first two rounds of the South Carolina 2A State Playoffs by a combined score of 103-41. We are down to the Upperstate’s final four teams. So basically, the best of the best is what is left. Saluda and Lee Central will play in Saluda Friday night for a chance at […]

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Panthers Run Away with Round 2 Win

There are very few games that are played when everything just clicks. Offense, defense, special teams. Everything synced up perfectly, just the way you would practice it. This past Friday night was one of those games. The Panthers literally ran the football with ease against a hapless Chesterfield defense. When you average over 15 yards […]

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Round 2 Preview

There is one thing that you can count on this time of year. Everybody left in the playoffs is a good football team. The field of 32 was cut in half last week. The 2nd round of the AA State Playoffs will continue this Friday night and the Panthers will face an outstanding Chesterfield team […]

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Panthers Pound St. Joes

The first round of the 2A playoffs have come and gone and the Panthers took care of a pesky St. Josephs Catholic Knights squad by a score of 42-6. St Joe’s didn’t just lay down and accept their fate though. They came out swinging and in typical fashion, the Panthers had to answer the bell […]

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Round One Preview

It’s time to turn the page to Phase 3 of the season. It’s playoff time. All of those February days in the weight room. Those spring conditioning drills. The hot summer days at practice, melting away under the sweltering sun. All of those days matter. They matter because they lead you to this time, this […]

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Region Champs!

The Abbeville Panthers secured their 26th Region Championship this past Friday night with a dominate 42-7 victory over region rival Ninety Six. The Panthers left no doubt as they scored early and often. Bryce Jackson saved his best passing game of the season for the Homecoming showdown with the Wildcats. Jackson finished the night 8-10 […]

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Homecoming Week Preview

Where has this season gone? It seems like Week Zero was yesterday and Panther Nation was gearing up to take on the Ninety Six Wildcats in the season opener. Friday night will mark the end of the regular season, but there is one common denominator. The Ninety Six Wildcats. The 2017 season has been polar […]

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Southside Christian Preview

This is one of my favorite times of the year. Games that matter. Games that have a purpose. Games that lead you in a certain direction. Games that add to the trophy case. And that is exactly what we have in front of us tonight at Hite Stadium – Dennis Botts Field. The undefeated and […]

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Liberty Wrap-Up

I think many of us had a preconceived notion that the Liberty game was going to be a cake walk. That was not the case at all. Liberty is a much improved team, with a big, strong, physical defense. They will make a run in the playoffs this season, mark my words on that one. […]

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Week 8 Preview: A-Town @ Liberty

The bye week came at a great time. The Panthers were battered and bruised and honestly, just tired. Tonight the A-Train rolls into Liberty with renewed enthusiasm and for the first time this season, something to play for. Liberty marks the first region game of the season. Kudos to the Panther coaching staff for getting […]

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Phase Two Begins

A well deserved bye week has the Panthers licking their wounds and trying to heal, after Coach Nickles described the health of the team as, “Beat to smithereens” entering their bye week. Summer workouts, 7 on 7 camps, summer practice, numerous scrimmages, jamborees and seven consecutive games have the Panthers tired, yet still hungry. The […]

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Hartsville Game Preview

Most Panther fans had two games circled with a big red marker when the schedule was announced in the spring. The first game was versus Lincoln Co. The second game was Hartsville. That game is upon us and you can feel the excitement building in the air as we inch ever so close to kickoff […]

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Magic Shoes

Surely everyone has watched the movie Forrest Gump. In one scene, while sitting on a park bench, Forrest is telling the story of his childhood. He had to have braces on his legs. His mama called them his “Magic Shoes”, she said they’d take him anywhere. After Forrest’s legs strengthened, he ran right out of […]

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Mid Carolina Preview

The back to back 2A State Champs have extended their unbeaten streak to a state best, regardless of classification, 28 games. The Panthers rolled Clinton 49-12 last week, and the A-Train rolls into Prosperity, SC this coming Friday night to take on the Mid Carolina Rebels. Rebel head coach Louie Alexander has his hands full […]

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Clinton Game Preview

Wilson Pickett sings a song called “Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool Ya” and that’s exactly what comes to mind when thinking about Friday nights contest between the #1 ranked, back to back 2A State Champion Abbeville Panthers (4-0) and the Clinton Red Devils (1-2). Why that song? Well, looking at Clinton’s record this season, […]

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Panthers Extend Streak

What Happened: Two elite football programs clashed at Hite Stadium-Dennis Botts Field in a game that produced a State Championship type atmosphere. The Panthers and Red Devils traded blows and showcased the athletes that make each program special. Lincoln County received the opening kickoff, and the fourth play of the drive saw the very athletic LC […]

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Lincoln Co. Game Preview

Well folks, this is one of the weeks that you look forward to the moment the schedule comes out every spring. This game has been circled on the calendar since the melee that ensued at Larry Campbell Stadium-Buddy Bufford Field last September. The Panthers and the Red Devils clashed in a 7-7 tie and to […]

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Panthers Blow Out Woodruff

What Happened: The Panthers reeled of 35 unanswered points to beat Woodruff 42-19 on Friday night. Abbeville now owns a 25 game unbeaten streak, which is best in the state, regardless of classification. The Panthers offensive line smothered potential Wolverine tacklers and the fleet footed A-Town sable of running backs piled up 500 yards rushing […]

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Week 1 A-Town @ Woodruff

Woodruff was, at one time, the thorn in the playoff side of the Panthers for years. In 1972,73,76,78,79, and 1980 the Wolverines bounced the Panthers from the playoffs. In those six games, the Wolverines never gave up more than 15 points and pitched two shut outs. Woodruff is long removed from the Willie Varner days […]

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Week Zero Wrap-Up

What Happened: The Panthers left no doubt when the horn sounded Friday night at Wilson-Campbell Stadium in Ninety Six, as to who was the #1 team in Class AA. Abbeville, whom allowed Ninety Six to drive the length of the field on Ninety Six’s very first possession, put the clamps down on the Wildcat offense […]

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Week Zero – at Ninety Six

As famed UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer would say, “It’s TIMEEEEE”. Game week is upon us and the greatest time of the year, football season, is merely hours away. Here in the south we have four seasons. Spring, Summer, Football, and Winter. It’s a way of life and we wouldn’t have it any other way. […]

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Finally, It’s Game Week

The slow, painful, football-less July is behind us. The summer practices and scrimmages are behind us. The jamboree season is over.  It’s game week and it couldn’t get here soon enough. This coming Friday night, the Abbeville Panthers will open their 100th year of football with a road trip to Ninety Six to take on […]

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Greenwood Jamboree Info

Jamboree season will come to an end for the Panthers when the final whistle blows on Thursday night at Babb Stadium in Greenwood. The annual Greenwood Jamboree will get started at 6pm on THURSDAY August 10th. The Panthers will not practice Friday and will begin their regular season game prep on Monday August 14th at […]

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WCTEL Kickoff Classic

Can we all collectively give a big round of applause to West Carolina Tel for an outstanding event last night?! Having a major corporation such as WCTEL in our community is a huge asset. Their relentless effort of giving back is just short of amazing. So, before we get into the heart of this article […]

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The Hogmollies

Think about some endearing names you might call your loved ones. Honey, baby, sweetie. You probably would never think to call your special someone a Hogmollie. You might come away with a black eye, right? Well there’s one group of young men who want nothing more than to be called a Hogmollie. Being a Hogmollie […]

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It’s Officially Football Season

About sixty Abbeville High School student athletes gathered on the practice fields behind Hite Stadium-Dennis Botts Field this morning at 10am for the first official practice of the 2017 season. The Panthers, as mandated by state law, only practiced in helmets and shorts for about two hours under mostly sunny skies. The temperature inched […]

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Way Too Early Prediction Part 3

Today, we sit just two weeks away from the unofficial kickoff of the 2017 football season as the WCTEL Kickoff Classic is coming up on August 4th. Hang in there guys, we’re almost there! Today I’m going to look at the last four regular season games on the schedule and give my Way Too Early […]

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Pre-Season Rankings

While stuck in the purgatory of football-less July, you do get a nugget of hope from time to time. The South Carolina High School Sports Report has issued their pre-season rankings. We all know they mean absolutely nothing, other than a starting point for the regular season rankings. The Sports Report does not even give […]

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Way Too Early Predictions Part 2

Earlier this week we took a look at the first three games on the Panthers schedule in our Way Too Early Predictions article and today we’ll do the same, starting with weeks three through five. Can football just get here already?!? Lincoln Co. vs A-Town @ Hite Stadium Week 3 Are there two schools that […]

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Way Too Early Predictions

July is a wonderful, yet terrible month. Wonderful for all that July has to offer. Hot summer days, beach trips, family bar-b-ques, 4th of July celebrations. Honestly, July has just about everything you could ask for, except one thing. Football. For those of us that are chomping at the bit to see the “toe touch […]

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Abbeville Hosts 7 on 7

Sunshine and blue skies was the perfect backdrop for the Abbeville High School FCA 7 on 7 scrimmage, that took place Tuesday morning. Eight teams made the trip to A-Town to work on their passing, route running, catching and defensive pass coverage skills. The day started at 9am with all of the teams participating in a devotion […]

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1 Down 52 to Go

The Abbeville Panther varsity football team took to the practice fields this morning and worked for about two hours. The sun was out in full force and today began the first official day of summer practice. It was 85 degrees at 11am, add in the humidity and the temps pushed over 90. Add in the […]

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Two Panthers Land on All-Lakelands Team

Zach Overholt and Bryce Jackson parlayed their stellar junior seasons into some post-season accolades. Both Panther baseball players were named to the All-Lakelands team, which is put together by the Index Journal at the end of each season. Bryce Jackson, Panther starting shortstop and pitcher, was this year’s South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association’s Player of the Year.  Jackson had a […]

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Post Spring Depth Chart

Spring football has come and gone for the Panthers and the coaching staff has put together a depth chart heading into summer camp. Of course this is a ever moving and changing list. The coaching staff will put the best product on the field and it’s ultimately up to the players to decide where they […]

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Spring Game Observations

A few hundred Panther faithful grabbed a seat to watch the defending AA State Champs buckle their chin straps for their annual “Garnet and White Spring Game” Thursday evening at Hite Stadium-Dennis Botts Field. The sun-splashed afternoon saw big plays, turnovers, touchdowns, big hits and gave fans just enough of a football fix, to hold […]

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2017 Football Summer Schedules

A reminder for all football players. A Physical must be turned in to being your summer workouts! By law, there are no exceptions. The weight room will be closed June 5th through June 11th. Week 1 workouts will resume on June 12th at 9am. See the attached pics for the full schedule. The Summer Football […]

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Spring Game Tonight!

The defending, back to back AA State Champions will begin their march toward a third consecutive state title tonight at Hite Stadium – Dennis Botts Field with their annual Spring Game. The admission is free and the action will begin at 6pm. Check back in with atownpanthers.com for a complete Spring Game wrap up and the […]

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Abbeville shuts out Liberty for homecoming win

By: Sarah K Spencer, Index Journal ABBEVILLE— In the midst of a season jam-packed with blowout wins, the Abbeville Panthers had a modest seven-point lead over the Liberty Red Devils in the second quarter. With seven minutes before halftime, the Panthers lined up about a foot away from their own end zone, too close for […]

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Abbeville rallies to remain undefeated

By MONTE DUTTON, Index Journal NEWBERRY — After congratulating his team on a 32-21 win over previously unbeaten Hartsville, Abbeville coach Jamie Nickles looked up to the heavens and said simply, “I love this place.” Setzler Field, normally home of the Newberry College Wolves, was the neutral site of Friday night’s matchup of the Class […]

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Abbeville prevails against Mid-Carolina

By SARAH K. SPENCER, Index Journal Up 13-0 in the second quarter thanks to rushing touchdowns on back-to-back drives by Cortney Jackson, Abbeville’s defense found itself in unfamiliar territory — its own. Mid-Carolina had driven down the field and stood 11 yards away from a one-score game. On fourth down, the Rebels went for it, […]

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Abbeville remains unbeaten after tie

By: Michael Christopher, Index Journal LINCOLN COUNTY, Ga. — Abbeville High School football coach Jamie Nickles at times thought he was watching an old boxing classic Friday night at Larry Campbell Stadium. “They hit us in the mouth early and it took us a little while to recover,” the Panthers coach said. “I felt like […]

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Abbeville continues to dominate

By SARAH K. SPENCER, Index Journal Emerald collided with a garnet and gold brick wall and ricocheted backward. In a 34-0 thrashing by Abbeville on Friday, the Panthers held the Vikings to 159 yards of offense, denying opponents an offensive touchdown through three wins. Standing on new turf in Frank Hill Stadium’s end zone, Abbeville […]

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Abbeville shuts out Woodruff in rout

By RIXON LANE, Index-Journal ABBEVILLE— It isn’t often that the term “video-game” numbers is used to describe a defense. Two games into the season, however, the Abbeville Panthers’ unit appears to playing on a different level. After holding Ninety Six to zero offensive points in a 26-7 win last week, the Panthers shut out high-powered […]

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Abbeville stifles Ninety Six in season opening victory

By: By DAVID ROBERTS, Index Journal Abbeville’s defense gave Ninety Six all it could handle and then some Saturday night in a 26-7 win to open the season. Quarterback Jamie Gray tossed two touchdowns, Cortney Jackson ran for one and the Panthers limited the Wildcats to 90 yards on 53 plays. Ninety Six’s lone score […]

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Due to the rain, the Abbeville vs. Ninety-Six game has been cancelled. It will be played at 6 PM on Saturday (8/20/2016) at Abbeville’s Hite Stadium.

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Greenwood jamboree a learning opportunity

By: Michael Christopher, Index Journal Abbeville 21, McCormick 0 The defending Class 2A Division II state champion Abbeville used a plethora of running backs to work its way methodically down the field in a victory against McCormick. The Panthers saw Jermaine Blackwell, TJ Rogers and JR Rapley have strong runs for big gains. Despite […]

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Jamboree filled with varied results

By: Michael Christopher, Index Journal ABBEVILLE —Fans were in full force literally and physically at the West Carolina Tel Kickoff jamboree at Abbeville High School. The jamboree kicked off with a Calhoun Falls 10-point victory, then saw back-to-back shutouts by Crescent and Ninety Six before Abbeville defended its home turf against Newberry. JR Rapley scored […]

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