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.
May River pushed another top team to the brink, but the Sharks’ season ended with a 12-10 loss at Timberland 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.
For the last time in the regular season – and perhaps the last time with a full 10-player ballot – it’s time to select the RBC Heritage High School Football Player of the Week.
True confession: Every time I sit down to write this column I end up doing a horrible impersonation of Aaron Neville. Sometimes just in my head, sometimes out loud.
May River’s girls finished second and the boys third, and both Bluffton teams were fourth at the Class 3A Lower State cross country qualifier Saturday in Darlington.