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High school football notes

September 26, 2013

Newberry at Union County


• Union leads 28-24 since 1930.


• Newberry coach Phil Strickland is 7-1 against Union.


• The two teams met every year from 1948-1987.


• This is Newberry’s 775th game in school history.


• A win would give Newberry a 5-0 start. Other seasons this has happened: 2011, 2001, 1993, 1985, 1962, 1951, 1949, 1941, 1930 and 1928.


Mid-Carolina at Chapin


• Chapin leads the series 38-17 since 1958


• Mid-Carolina had a 24-21 victory last year over Chapin. The Rebels saw at least two consecutive wins over the Eagles in 1965-67, 1980-81, 1985-86 and 1997-98.


• The 1991, 1995 and 1997 and 2012 seasons saw Chapin go 0-2 against Newberry County. Only the 2012 losses came on consecutive weeks.


• Have met every year since 1961.


• Mid-Carolina got its first win of the season in 1958, 1965 and 1966 with a victory over Chapin.


• This is Mid-Carolina’s 600th game in school history. Milestone games include Game 1 in 1958 vs. Chapin, won 40-0; Game 100 in 1967 vs Hickory Tavern, won 27-21; Game 200 in 1977 vs. McCormick, won 14-7; Game 300 in 1986 vs. Ridge Spring-Monetta, won 35-20; Game 400 in 1995 vs. Whitmire, won 29-14; and Game 500 in 2004 vs. Gilbert, lost 21-14.


Dixie at Whitmire


• Whitmire leads 23-10 since 1978.


• Have met every year since 1994.


• Dixie has won the last three meetings. They also had this longest winning streak of three games, 1995-97.


Information compiled by Wilson Senn for The Newberry Observer