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Go Rebels…..

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Byrnes High School’s Nixon Nuts.

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Byrnes High School Nixon Chicks.

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Byrnes High School Nixon Stadium with Byrnes High School Rebel Fans.

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And don’t forget the Byrnes High School Rebel cheerleaders….

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Combine all these ingredients with a Rebel victory and the Jones Family is going home happy. Sam’s kicks helped the Rebels beat Dr Phillip’s Panthers, from Florida, Sept 6, 2oo7. The game was televised on national TV.

Where did Byrnes High School get its name? From James F. Byrnes who was elected governor of SC in 1950. He is remembered for his attempt to improve the impoverished African American schools in order to convince the Supreme Court that the separate but equal laws were working.

The Byrnes High School mascot is the Rebel, however due to the controversy over the significance of the Rebel, they are no longer allowed to have an actual mascot at their games. Sam tells me, to him a Rebel is a football player and it has nothing to do with history.

About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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2 Comments

  1. love all these photos above paige. great stuff!

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  2. oh man. i couldn’t love the pic of the nixon chicks during the national anthem any more than i do. and the firefighter wedding is AWESOME!

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