Great Falls

Great Falls 2016 schedule

August: 19 New Covenant; 26 Whitmire

September: 2 at Blackville-Hilda; 9 Ware Shoals; 16 at Carolina Wildcats; 23 at North Central; 30 Timmonsville

October: 7 Open; 14 McBee; 21 at Lamar; 28 Lewisville

Numbers game

It’s always been a numbers game at Great Falls and that probably won’t change drastically under new Red Devils coach John Barrett. After 16 years under Kenneth Schofield it was probably time for the program to freshen up its leadership and Barrett will get a shot to be a head coach again in one of the toughest 1A regions in the state.

McBee is better than it’s ever been, Lewisville is one the rise talent-wise and in school population, and Lamar is the defending state champs and as dangerous as always. Throw in Timmonsville and Great Falls will have its work cut out if it wants to return to the state title-contending days of Schofield’s first six years.