McBee 2016 schedule

August: 19 at Lakewood; 26 Chesterfield

September: 2 at Cheraw; 9 Central Pageland; 16 Open; 23 Mullins; 30 Lewisville

October: 7 at Timmonsville; 14 at Great Falls; 21 Camden Military; 28 at Lamar

Panthers eager to prove success wasn't a blip

Prior to Charlie Poole’s arrival at McBee in 2011, the Panthers’ football program won 10 or more games just once in 50 years. Poole’s teams have won 11 twice in the last three years, a testament to the winning belief the former Lamar coach has instilled in a program not used to success.

That newly discovered confidence will be tested before Region 2-A play begins; Poole's bunch face 3A Lakewood in the opener, before a challenging Chesterfield County gauntlet of Chesterfield, Cheraw and Central in consecutive weeks.