Three area teams and two local players earned preseason recognition from the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association on Wednesday.
Bluffton’s season came to an end with a 48-21 loss to undefeated Gilbert in the second round of the SCHSL Class 3A playoffs Friday.
The air will be crisp at 7:30 tonight when the high school football playoffs hit the second round with a dwindling number of local teams still vying for state championships.
Beaufort High School’s McKenzie Daniel and Bluffton High School’s Rachel Riley earned All-State honors by finishing in the top 10 at the SCHSL State Singles Tournament.
The ranks of the Lowcountry high school football teams still in the hunt for a state title shrunk considerably Friday, as five of the nine local teams who made the playoffs bowed out in the first round, and it could have been worse. Three of the four local winners prevailed by six points or fewer – and the six-point margin was in overtime.
The May River girls cross country team claimed a runner-up finish and Bluffton was third at the SCHSL Class 3A state championships Saturday at Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.
Bluffton put together a game-winning touchdown drive and a defensive stop in the final minutes to escape with a 22-21 win over visiting Hanahan on Friday in the first round of the SCHSL Class 3A playoffs.
Area high school football statistical leaders through Week 11:
Everyone who follows sports knows the saying that offense sells tickets and defense wins championships. You can add that defense drives online player of the week voting.