Sports Recap: November 4-9

Ashley Fisher

Fall sports are coming to a close for the Bengals, so this past week was not as busy as earlier in the fall. 

On Monday, Varsity Tennis battled it out in round three of playoffs. Unfortunately, the Lady Bengals lost 4-3 against JL Mann. This meant the end of the season for these ladies, but they had an amazing season filled with many accomplishments, including being region champions.  

On Friday, Varsity Football traveled to Laurens District 55 High School to partake in round one of the playoffs. Unfortunately, the Bengals fell short 43-40. As Laurens was the number one seed in the playoffs and Blythewood was last, their performance and ability to keep the score close marked a great end to the Bengals season. Junior wide receiver Joshua Burrell said, “The game against Laurens High School was a tough loss, 43-40. It came down to the wire and knowing we were close hurt the most. On the bright side,  we fought until the last whistle, no matter what the score was. I appreciate all the seniors on the team and all the support we had. Next season will be one to watch.”

On Saturday, Cross Country went to state qualifiers. They placed ninth out of seventeen. This means the team did not qualify for state, but three individual runners did qualify, Christian Pearson, Michael Stevens, and Daniel Turnipseed. State will be held this weekend in Camden. 

All throughout this week, basketball had tryouts. Scrimmages start this week, and official games will start towards the end of November. 

Wrestling will also be starting their season soon. The first match will be on December 4th. “I am really looking forward to the season and enjoying the preseason training,” said freshman Aiden Price. 

Congratulations to Tennis and Varsity Football for finishing out their season strong, and good luck to Christian Pearson, Michael Stevens, and Daniel Turnipseed at state.