Key Lowcountry football matchups highlight 2018 Friday Night Rivals schedule

Friday Night Rivals 2018 (WCIV)

High school football is back, and MyTV Charleston and ABC News 4 again will have the privilege in 2018 of broadcasting local high school football games for our viewers to enjoy.

Friday Night Rivals, presented in partnership with Crews Chevrolet, will highlight some of the best teams and matchups in the Lowcountry with 10 live televised games.

Each week, ABC News 4 & MyTV Charleston will travel across the Lowcountry, to feature some of the area’s most intense high school football rivalries and show support for our area high schools, their curriculum and their students.

"Everyone is ready for football! We have a strong TV schedule this year and we are thrilled to kickoff our ninth season," WCIV General Manager Mary Margaret Nelms said Monday. "Friday Night Rivals is more than a high school football game, it is a community event. To date, WCIV and our fantastic sponsors have given over $85,000 back to the participating schools in scholarship and grant money."

The first game of the season is Saturday, August 18, on ABC News 4, with a special start time of 5 p.m. The broadcast will feature Summerville High School hosting Cedar Grove High School of Ellenwood, Georgia.

"Its exciting. The kids are fired up for the Georgia-South Carolina rivalry," Summerville head coach Joe Call says. "Cedar Grove is a great team that has won a lot of state championships and it’s a good program, so we’re excited to have them."

Subsequent games will be broadcast on MyTV Charleston each Friday night through October 26. All games on MyTV start at 7:30 p.m.

Additionally, all games will be streamed live on, ABC News 4's Facebook and Periscope page, and on ABC News 4's YouTube channel. Replays of each game will be posted each week to view on-demand at

See the full game schedule below.

  • Aug. 18, 5 p.m. - Cedar Grove, GA @ Summerville (ABC)
  • Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. - West Ashley @ James Island (MyTV)
  • Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. - Stratford @ Ashley Ridge (MyTV)
  • Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. - Wando @ Fort Dorchester (MyTV)
  • Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. - Timberland @ Bishop England (MyTV)
  • Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. - James Island @ Stratford (MyTV)
  • Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. - Hammond @ Porter-Gaud (MyTV)
  • Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. - Wando @ Goose Creek (MyTV)
  • Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. - Bluffton @ Colleton County (MyTV)
  • Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. - Berkeley @ Cane Bay (MyTV)

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