South Pointe returns to the Class 3A ranks again this fall. The Stallions, who won a state championship at that level in 2011, just finished up two full seasons in 4A football, and will be joined in a new-look Region 3-3A by Lancaster. The Bruins drop down to 3A athletics for the first time in school history.
Lancaster and South Pointe will be joined by Chester, and Clinton, Union and Broome to the west. Coach Strait Herron’s Stallions will almost certainly slot right into the top-10 of the 3A state rankings.
Gaffney rejoins Region 3-4A to the delight of high school football fans in the Upstate. Gaffney last played in Region 3 in 2011, a year they won the region title, before losing to Byrnes in the state playoffs.
Only three regions statewide remained completely intact: Region 6-3A (probably the best 3A region in the state), Region 8-2A, and Region 3-A – Lewisville and Great Falls’ league.