Timmonsville 2016 schedule
August: 26 at East Clarendon
September: 2 at Lee Central; 9 at North Central; 16 at Hannah-Pamplico; 23 N/A; 30 at Great Falls
October: 7 McBee; 14 Lamar; 21 at Lewisville; 28 N/A
October: 7 McBee; 14 Lamar; 21 at Lewisville; 28 N/A (incomplete)
Powerful addition to Region 2-A
This coming season will be the fifth of Bill Tate’s second stint at Timmonsville. The Hall of Fame coach - fifth in South Carolina's all-time coaching wins list and the first African-American coach to lead the state's Shrine Bowl squad - skippered the Whirlwinds from 1973 to 2007, reaching 10 semifinals, eight state championship games and winning a pair of 1A titles.
The second stint hasn’t been quite as successful, though Timmonsville did reach the 1A Division II championship game in 2013. The Whirlwinds had their down years, though, during Tate’s first 34 years and on average, Timmonsville should be a very good addition to an already challenging 1A football region.