I’ll drive to Columbia on Saturday to cover the SCISA state football championships. But my mind will be on the empty passenger’s seat.

I am a father. I cried last week as I watched another father, Jason Coffman, speak to the media after learning his son, Cody Coffman, was among those shot and killed at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.

WINGATE, NC – Senior guard Alliyah Gillespie scored a career-high 15 points, including 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range, to spark Francis Marion's rally to a 61-54 win against No. 21 Wingate on Tuesday night.

BOSTON — Trevor Lawrence threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score and No. 2 Clemson knocked Boston College quarterback Anthony Brown out of the game early on the way to routing the 17th-ranked Eagles 27-7 on Saturday night.

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Justice Hansen had three scoring tosses in the first half as Arkansas State took an early lead and then coasted to a 44-16 victory over Coastal Carolina in Sun Belt Conference action on Saturday.

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Harris Roberts completed 13 of 17 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns and Devin Wynn pitched in with 112 yards and three TDs on 15 carries to help Furman keep VMI winless in Southern Conference play with a 49-13 victory on Saturday.

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CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Daniel Smith passed for 109 yards and a score and rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns, helping Campbell beat Presbyterian 34-6 on Saturday.

FLORENCE, S.C. -- We are in the heart of college football season, but college basketball and thus my weekly column have begun. I am excited because we have a good, young team, and because there is just so much to talk about!

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Francis Marion seniors Oliver Drakenhammar (forward) and Julian Kersting (defender) were named to the Peach Belt Conference’s all-tournament team.

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Francis Marion senior Lars Sandvoll shot an even-par 72 Tuesday to lead the Patriots to a 20th-place finish at the East Bay Deli Men’s Golf Classic at Kiawah Island.

FLORENCE, S.C. – This year’s Turkey Shootout once again brings plenty of intrigue, as it will be played this year not only at West Florence High School but also Darlington High School and Sneed Middle School from today through Wednesday.

I am a father. I cried last week as I watched another father, Jason Coffman, speak to the media after learning his son, Cody Coffman, was among those shot and killed at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California.

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Law enforcement officers at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) are working in the field all hours of the day. Some are on boats, others are in swamps, and many are in the rural woods of which South Carolina has no shortage.

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Today, Boeing South Carolina announced it would donate $100,000 to aid fundraising efforts to restore Crab Bank in the Charleston Harbor, critical sea and shorebird nesting habitat that has significantly eroded in recent years due to wind, waves, and storms.