The Gaffney Indians are set to battle the Byrnes Rebels in a re-match of the 2011 South Carolina 4A D-1 State Championship game. The Rebels defeated the Indians 31-24 to claim their second straight state title and their 8th in 10 years. The 2 schools have combined to win 26 state championships; Gaffney has won the most in state history with 15, their last coming in 2006. The Indians lead 13-11 in a rivalry that dates back to 1970. Byrnes comes into the game with a 7-0 record and is ranked #3 in the nation according to Rivals.com.
Victor is a 2-year varsity football player and a 3-year varsity soccer player. His GPA is 4.463 and he is currently ranked 24th out of 412 students in his class.
Evan is a 4-year starter in football and baseball. He is a member of the FCA and National Honors Society. He holds a 4.884 GPA and plans to attend Clemson University.
Malcolm led the Indians to a 15-0 season in 2006 as quarterback. Gaffney defeated Byrnes 2 times that year. Malcolm passed for 3,077 yards with 32 touchdowns during his high school career. Malcolm went on to be named “Mr. Football” in South Carolina. He was a three year starter at South Carolina State where he was the all time touchdown leader.