The Byrnes and Gaffney football rivalry game is arguably one of the best football games in the state of South Carolina. This rivalry has been played since 1970 by two teams that have had great success in their programs.The Indians have 17 State Championships and the Rebels have 11.Though Gaffney leads the series 15-13, Byrnes got the most recent win with a decisive 29-7 score in 2014.


Jalen Foster


John Guthrie


Joshua also plays basketball and is on the track team. 2014 All region football player. Ranked 11th in his senior class out of 498 students.
Joshua Wood


Joshua is a member of the varsity football team and is a 4 year member of the baseball team. Joshua is a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He is a volunteer at Mt. Riowell Baptist Church. Josh plans on attending Clemson and studying mechanical engineering.


Randy Dill


Randy Dill has freely given his time to the Byrnes football team since 2007. Each day, Randy comes to Byrnes and manages the equipment room for the football team. This job includes hours of washing practice and game uniforms, making sure each kid has the correct equipment and helping to manage the sideline each Thursday and Friday night. He is a staple in our program. Not only has Randy worked with the football program, but he also helps out winter and spring sports with their equipment and wash needs. Randy Dill performs all of these tasks and much more for free. He is an important piece of our overall athletic department success. Randy has been one of the few people on our staff that has been involved with the Byrnes/Gaffney rivalry each year since 2007.
Quincy Jackson


Quincy played in the Rivalry Series with Byrnes in his sophomore, junior and senior years. He played a pivotal role as a defensive linebacker in each contest. Quincy was a leader on and off the field. Quincy went on to attend the University of South Carolina where he received a BS in biology. He is currently serving in the United States Navy as a hospital Corpman.


Byrnes (4-0) jumped out to a 14-0 lead by scoring on its first and last possessions of the first quarter. Quez Mayes scored the game's first points on a three-yard run just over two minutes into the contest, and Micah Young's three-yard pass to Jaylan Foster with eight seconds remaining in the quarter pushed the advantage to two touchdowns. Gaffney (2-3) cut the lead to 14-6 late in the first half on a 69-yard pass from Bryson Ward to Scott McCluney, and with possession to begin the second half seemed on the verge of grabbing the momentum. Byrnes ended up leading the game at half-time and continued as they won 28-14.