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Head Coach: Trent Usher (1st year as Central Pageland head football coach).

2016 Record (Conference): 7-4 (4-1 in Region IV, AA).

2017 Conference: Region IV, AA.

Returning Starters: 10

Returning Lettermen: 14

Key Returning Starters: B.R. Hatcher, Sr., OL (6-4, 265); Kevon Wall, Sr., QB (5-9, 170); Ty Miller, Sr., RB/LB (5-9, 210); Devin Rushing, Jr., OL (6-5, 310); Quan Chambers, Sr., FS (5-11, 170); Jaekwon Hickman, Sr., LB (6-0, 185).

Key Newcomers: Robert Price, Fr., LB (6-0, 180); Zack Harris, Jr., OL/DL (6-3, 320); Jeremiah Smith, Jr., RB/DB (5-10, 175).

Outlook: Central Pageland defensive coordinator, former Eagle standout (player), Trent Usher, takes over a team that won five of their last six games to go 7-4. This year, Usher has experienced leaders on both sides of the ball in seniors, QB Kevon Wall (three-year starter) and FS Quan Chambers (four-year starter) to go with a big offensive line that should put Central right back in the thick of the Region IV, AA race and into the postseason.



Head Coach: Andy Poole (2nd year as Cheraw football coach)

2016 Record (Conference): 11-2 (6-0 in Region IV, AA)

2017 Conference: Region IV, AA

Returning Starters: 8

Returning Lettermen: 8

Key Returning Starters: Nazir Mallory, Sr., OLB (6-3, 215); Nick Dozier, Sr., DL (6-0, 250); Collin Burch, Sr., MLB (6-2, 245); Kristan McCray, Sr., ATH (6-1, 175); Jalen Coit, So., WR (6-0, 150); Xavier McIver, So., DL (6-3, 250); Quan Pittman, Jr., RB (5-11, 175); Tallon Campbell, Sr., MLB (6-1, 200).

Key Newcomers: N/A.

Outlook: The Braves have plenty of talent and experience returning to be as good or better the 11-win, AA state quarterfinalist team from a year ago. Cheraw will lean on RB’s Kristan McCray and Quan Pittman on offense, while LB’s Nazir Mallory and Collin Burch and DL Nick Dozier lead an opportunistic defense.



Head Coach: Chris Arnoult (3rd year as Chesterfield football coach).

2016 Record (Conference): 4-6 (1-5 in Region IV, AA).

2017 Conference: Region IV, AA.

Returning Starters: 13 (11 offense; 2 defense).

Returning Lettermen: N/A.

Key Returning Starters: Savion Watson, Sr., QB (6-0, 195); Deandre Lewis, Sr., FS (6-1, 185); D.J. Lindsey, Sr., WR (6-0, 180); Ricky Lockhart, So., RB (5-11, 170); Shyheim Rivers, Jr., WR/RB (5-9, 200).

Key Newcomers: Josh Sellers, So., MLB (6-1, 190).

Outlook: After a nine-win season and a region title in year one, Chesterfield football coach, Chris Arnoult and company struggled last season going 4-6 with only one conference victory. This season, the Golden Rams return all 11 starters on offense, led by senior QB, Savion Watson (2,800 yards passing, 29 touchdowns) and a host of playmakers that should give them the firepower to get back in the region race and the playoff picture.



Head Coach: Scotty Steen (1st year as Great Falls’ football coach/20 years at Great Falls).

2016 Record (Conference): 0-10 (0-4 in Region II, A).

2017 Conference: Region II, A.

Returning Starters: 12

Returning Lettermen: 14

Key Returning Starters: Tommy Belk, Sr., WR/DB (6-3, 160); Trent Isenhower, Jr., QB/RB/DB (6-0, 170); Artez Blackmon, Sr., C/NG (N/A); Zac Roberts, Sr., TE/LB (6-2, 200); Gage Spinks, Sr., RB/LB (5-10, 175); Cody Spires, Sr., OG/De (6-1, 250).

Key Newcomers: Kelton Talford, So., WR/DB (6-2, 150); Nathaniel Hall, So.,WR/LB/K.

Outlook: The Red Devils have fallen on tough times in the last two seasons, winning just one game, including a 0-10 campaign last year. This year, Great Falls has reason to believe they can get back on track as longtime assistant coach, Scotty Steen, takes over a team with 12 starters back, including junior QB, Trent Isenhower. A class of 14 freshman should also help restock a roster that finished with 17 players, giving Great Falls a chance to get back in the win column more frequently.


**Still need Preseason football information from McBee.