2018 Team Preview: Fairfield Central Griffins

School: Fairfield Central

Mascot: Griffins

Region: Class 3A Region 4

Twitter: @FCHSGriffins

Head Coach: Demetrius Davis

Assistant Coaches: Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line: Scotty Dean, Linebackers: David Moore, Defensive Ends:   Brandon Stoudemire, Corners:   Jeremy White, Safeties: Bernardre Pressley Offensive Coordinator/QB’s: Ryan Sharpe, Offensive Line: Tony McCants, Running Backs:  Michael Murdaugh, Wide Receivers: Shaq Young, Carlos Hill

2017 results: 8-5 overall and 3-1 in region play. Lost to Emerald in 3rd round of playoffs.

DATE OPPONENT (bold indicates region game)
8-17 at John’s Creek (Ga)
8-24 at Lancaster
8-31 Blythewood
9-14 at Newberry
9-21 at Westwood
9-28 Keenan
10-5 at Camden
10-12 at Keenan
10-19 Chester
10-26 at Indian Land


Montaviuos Thompson WR 2020
Jr Edmonds WR
Will Baber RB 2021
Christopher Suber RB 2020
Gerald Gaither OL 2021
De’Andre Milton OL


DL 2019
Alex Boyd DE 2019

Coach’s Audible: We will be very young and really young on Defense. We will really have to grow up over the summer. This is a good group and a young talented group as the summer and season goes we should continue to get better. Offense will lead until defense can catch up.

OUTLOOK: The Griffins are a young football team on the defensive side of the football, returning just two starters from a defense that gave up 24 points per game last season. They will compete for the top spot in this region, as they do each season.

My take: The Griffins need to improve on defense and it will be a challenge with a young football team. Offensively they will be strong and I feel they will compete for the top spot and at worst finish with a 2nd place spot.


About Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter is a former coach and nationally published recruiting analyst with more than three decades in the industry. He founded SCVarsity.com as one of the first high school sites on the Rivals.com Network, most recently with Yahoo Sports. He is the author of the best selling "The Book On Evaluating Football Players" and is the host of the South Carolina High School Scoreboard Show on 107.5 The Game. He has operated the oldest independently run combine, coached for the Nike Football Combines and Elite 11 since 1999. He has served in the past on the broadcast crew in both radio and TV for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, as well as the North-South All-Star game. He was a member of the coaching staff for the 2015 Max Emfinger All-American game.

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