Columbia – Three head football coaches with North Carolina roots won state football championships this weekend in South Carolina.
- Donnie Kiefer, who coached at nine different North Carolina high schools from 1986 to 2016, won his first career state championship on Friday as he led his Green Sea-Floyds Trojans to the 1A State Title with a 26-20 victory over Lamar. Kiefer now has a 240-160-4 overall coaching record.
- Victor Floyd, who coached at Greensboro Dudley from 2001-03 led Chester High School to the 3A State Title on Friday with an exciting 34-28 upset victory over powerhouse Dillon.
- Tom Knotts won his third-consecutive 5A State Championship on Friday as Dutch Fork crushed T.L. Hanna 59-20. This was Knotts 11th state championship overall for his career and fourth at Dutch Fork.
5A: Dutch Fork 59, T.L. Hanna 20
4A: Myrtle Beach 37, Greer 21
3A: Chester 34, Dillon 28
2A: Abbeville 48, Barnwell 14
1A: Green Sea-Floyds 26, Lamar 20