Ridge View

Ridge View  2016 schedule

August: 19 at Sumter; 26 Blythewood

September: 2 Ninety-Six; 9 Fairfield Central; 16 at Union County; 23 Open; 30 at South Pointe

October: 7 York; 14 Richland Northeast; 21 at Westwood; 28 at Lancaster

Re-blazing the trail

Perry Parks enters his second year as the head coach at Ridge View with a buzz around campus. The Blazers’ football program has been a bit dormant in recent years, but things are looking up after a decent 5-6 debut season for Parks, the former Coastal Carolina player, and the influx of talented transfers that often accompanies the aforementioned buzz.

Ridge View’s ascent will certainly be tested in a brutal Region 3-4A that – from top to bottom – is the best 4A league in the state. The Blazers’ 2016 non-region schedule is no slouch either, a slate that will either test and prepare them for region play, or knock their confidence out before October. Ridge View hasn’t had a winning season since the 2007 bunch reached the 4A Division II Upper State championship game.