By: Cory Welch & Barry Mabry – June 1, 2021
After a year of uncertainty, here we are: State Championship week! DP has blanketed the state with coverage of title games but here in the Upstate we have set up shop at beautiful Jacob R Oaks Field at Sabre Park in Greenville, SC. The 1A State Championship kicked off as Southside Christian welcomed the Lake View Wild Gators. The Sabres are making their first ever State Championship appearance and the Wild Gators are back in the championship game for the first time since 2017. Wild Gators skipper, Kip Herlong, is looking for his eighth state title ring and first since 2006. The Head Coach for the Sabres, Scott Freeman, is no stranger to this stage either. Though in his first season at Southside Christian, this is his third State Championship appearance and his Mauldin club of 2004 captured the 4A crown.