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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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