Posted On: 11/18/20 10:43 AM

Of late, Sumter has been labeled as one of those teams that rolls through the regular season but can’t quite keep it going in the playoffs. The reasoning is clear: The Gamecocks have failed to go beyond the second round over the course of the last four years.

Mark Barnes’ undefeated squad has every opportunity to buck that trend this week.

After making quick work of Berkeley to open the abbreviated postseason last Friday, Sumter will again be at home against upset-minded River Bluff, a team that has already proved it can win on the road this year.

The Gamecocks and Gators have playmakers on both sides of the ball, and answers to these three questions will deliver one of them into the Lower State finals


Nathan Harris-Waynick Nathan Harris-Waynick 5'10" | RB Sumter | 2021 State SC started his high school career in the SCISA ranks before transferring to Sumter. But the now-senior running back has made the most of his two seasons in a Gamecock jersey. He wrapped up his junior year with three straight 100-yard games and is averaging well above that plateau as a senior while closing in on 20 touchdowns.

If he keeps it up against this stingy River

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