Gaffney and Byrnes have historically been two of the best programs in the state of South Carolina and take part in one of the longest running rivalries in the area. Gaffney has won the last two meetings between the teams, including a 48-27 victory last season.
Byrnes will look to reclaim the upper hand in this Duncan, SC rivalry on Friday night.
Kobe James Moss
Kobe is a four-year letter winner in football and a member of the National Honor Society and National Beta Club. Kobe has taken all honors courses during his four years at Byrnes. He currently holds a 4.546 GPA. Kobe hopes to attend college as dual Computer Engineering and Computer Science major Fall 2019. He is the son of Harry & Donna Moss.
Hunter is a three-year member of the varsity football team. He is a member of Junior Ambassadors, Cherokee County Junior Leadership and was a junior marshal. Hunter is an active member of his youth group at Corinth Baptist Church. Hunter currently holds a 4.660 GPA and he is verbally committed to James Madison University. He is the son of Michael and Beth Bullock.
HALL OF FAME
Tony, a Byrnes Football Alumnus, has played a vital role in the continued success of the Rebels Football team. Through his endeavors with the Touchdown Club over the years, Tony has helped the Rebels remain competitive with events such as the Palmetto State Showdown. Tony also has offered his "mic" skills to the radio broadcast team, volunteered for various fundraisers, and hosted a number of events that remind Duncan of how much the Rebels mean to our community.
Shaq played in this rivalry series his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. As a sophomore, Shaq carried the 2nd half kick-off 99 yards for a touchdown and carried his team to a 35-13 win over Byrnes. Shaq was recruited as a 4 star wide-receiver as he was listed as the 17th best receiver in the country and 4th best in the state by ESPN. Shaq graduated from Gaffney and is currently playing his senior season at Jacksonville St. Accepting the award on Shaquille’s behalf is Kim Davidson.
Things looked bright for Gaffney as this game started. The Indians scored on a 96 yard pass play on their first play from scrimmage to go up 7-0. However, the Rebels from Byrnes would put a stop to any kind of momentum Gaffney thought they may have had.
Byrnes drove down the field immediately after that first play and scored a touchdown themselves, tying the game 7-7. From there, Byrnes QB and Rivalry Series MVP Lawrence Scott took over. Running and passing, Scott led the Rebel offense to an eventual 27-7 lead with 5 minutes left, while the Byrnes defense also did their job, holding Gaffney steady.
The game would finish up as an easy Byrnes victory, 34-14, pushing the Rebels to 4-1 and dropping Gaffney to 4-1 also.
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