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Warhorses deliver beat-down on Bulldogs

A week after Bamberg-Ehrhardt High delivered a damaging blow to Barnwell High’s region title hopes, the Warhorses came back swinging.

On Friday night in Petticoat Junction, the Warhorses unloaded on the Silver Bluff Bulldogs with a series of punches.

At the end of regulation, the Warhorses were the only ones left standing in a unanimous 49-7 decision.

Barnwell High coach Dwayne Garrick said the win gives the team new life.

Red Raiders tame Tigers, 28-0

The Allendale-Fairfax High football team struggled on both sides of the ball Friday in a 28-0 loss to Bamberg-Ehrhardt High.

Mistakes came too early and often for an Allendale-Fairfax High team that was looking to snap a three-game losing streak.

They squandered a handful of scoring chances at crucial times and committed three turnovers.

With the loss, Allendale-Fairfax High falls to 4-5 overall and 0-4 in region play.

JDA football comes up short again

The Jefferson Davis Academy difficult times on the gridiron continued Friday night in a 28-20 loss at Newberry Academy.

While the Raiders’ performance against Newberry Academy was a considerable improvement than in last week’s outing against Richard Winn, a defeat is a defeat and the Raiders have now lost three in a row.

For the Raiders, costly turnovers and penalties wiped out the team chance to score a road upset.

Blue Devils torch Hawks in rivalry game

The rivalry football game between Blackville-Hilda High and Williston-Elko used to be fierce.

But for nearly a decade now, Williston-Elko High has owned Blackville-Hilda High.

Not since 2008, when Blackville-Hilda defeated Williston-Elko 21-0, have they been able to match wits with their adversaries.

Proof couldn’t have been more evident Friday night in the Devils’ Den with Williston-Elko rolling to a 30-6 victory over Blackville-Hilda.

With the win, Williston-Elko High improves to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in region play.

Warhorses get corralled in first loss of season

For the nearly two quarters on Friday night, it seemed the No. 2 ranked Barnwell High Warhorses were on the verge of pulling away from Bamberg-Ehrhardt High’s Red Raiders.

In the end, though, the Warhorses missed out on their chances as the Red Raiders stormed back in the second half to steal a 20-13 victory.

The setback was the first of the season for the Warhorses, who fall to 7-1 and 1-2 in region play.

Barnwell High coach Dwayne Garrick said untimely mistakes proved costly.

Tigers come up short in hard-fought game

The Allendale-Fairfax High Tigers continue to lose ground in the race for the Region V crown.

On Friday night at home against Calhoun County High, the Tigers fell for the third straight time in region play in a 34-26 loss to the Saints.

For the Tigers it was a terrific start as they ran to a 22-14 halftime lead.

In the second half, however, the Tigers slowed down while the Saints came marching back.

For the Saints, Terence Brunson scored three touchdowns in the second half and finished with 173 total yards to lead the comeback.

WEHS bested by BHS

The Barnwell High varsity volleyball team scored a four set win over Williston-Elko High Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Devils Den.

The Lady Warhorses came out on top in the match with scores of 25-9, 23-25, 25-10 and 25-10.

Barnwell High coach Carol Massengale said a strong start was the key to winning the match.

“We came out with good intensity and from there our momentum grew,” Massengale said. “I thought we did good with our serving and we were also very aggressive around the net.”

JDA suffers loss to Richard Winn

The Jefferson Davis Academy Raiders stumbled at home Friday in a 36-14 loss to Richard Winn Academy.

Tied at 14-14 with possession of the ball to start the second quarter, the Raiders seemingly had the momentum against the Eagles.

But over the next two quarters, the teams’ roles were reversed as the Eagles quickly sucked the life out of the Raiders by scoring 14 unanswered points.

A 28-14 lead going into the fourth quarter was too much to overcome for a Raiders’ offense that was plagued by seven penalties in the second half.

Barnwell native plays ‘the fox’ at Carson-Newman University

JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. —When asking any student athlete competing at the collegiate level, consistency is one of the utmost important terms an athlete longs for when describing the pattern they take to complete all the tasks required in the classroom and on the athletic field.

For Carson-Newman hybrid defensive end Brandon Staton, consistency is something the senior has lacked at times during the duration of his collegiate career.

Warhorses cage Tigers, 31-0

Friday night’s football game between Allendale-Fairfax High and Barnwell High was a game fans and players had been awaiting for some time now.

After an eight-year break, the rivalry renewed at W.W. Carter field and the anticipated Region 5 showdown lived up to its billings, at least until halftime.

It was a defensive struggle throughout the first half and it appeared the contest wouldn’t be decided until the final quarter.

Instead, Barnwell High took control in the second half, scoring 21 points in an eight-minute period to run away with a 31-0 victory.

Hawks overcome sluggish start for homecoming win

For the Blackville-Hilda High varsity football team, Friday’s win over Estill wasn’t the team’s best performance of the season.

But, nonetheless, it was a victory. That was pretty much how Blackville-Hilda High coach David Berry summed up the team’s 16-0 win over the Gators on homecoming night.

“We made a lot of mistakes, but we kept fighting and fighting until the end,” Berry said. “Estill played us pretty tough, but we also made things tougher on us with mistakes and penalties.”

BHS girls tennis team continues winning ways

The Barnwell High girls tennis team turned in another strong performance last week in a 4-2 win over Williston-Elko High.

The match originally started on Sept. 13, but had to be postponed due to inclement weather.

With the victory, Barnwell High improves to 10-2 overall and will host the opening round playoff game on Oct. 31.

Barnwell High coach Jeff Miller said the team continues to play with focus.

“I’m very proud of the girls. They came out and played really well today,” Miller said.

JDA outlasts AJA in volleyball rematch

Jefferson Davis Academy volleyball coach Bart Owens had a feeling his team was going to face a tough challenge when they faced Andrew Jackson Academy for the second time.

On Sept. 28, in the teams’ first meeting of the season, the Lady Raiders outlasted the Lady Confederates in a three-set sweep in Blackville.

Prior to Wednesday’s rematch, however, Owens cautioned his players that things probably wouldn’t come as easy for them this time around.

A-F volleyball strong in season finale

Allendale-Fairfax High volleyball coach Laval Anderson’s goal nearly every year has been less about how her team starts the season, but more about how they finish one.

With that in mind, Anderson had to be feeling ecstatic about her Lady Tigers’ performance Thursday in the regular season finale against Bamberg-Ehrhardt High.

Behind a powerful front line that produced 13 blocks and an offense that converted 72 percent of its serves, the Lady Tigers cruised to a three-set win over the Lady Red Raiders.

Raiders fall in road game

The Jefferson Davis Academy football team scored two touchdowns, but failed to slow down Holly Hill Academy Friday night in a 36-14 road loss.

A flurry of mistakes spoiled Jefferson Davis Academy’s chances for the second road win of the season.

Jefferson Davis Academy gave Holly Hill Academy a battle in the first half, trailing only 16-6 in the third quarter.

From then on, Holly Hill Academy took advantage of JDA’s mistakes as they went on a 20-8 scoring run to end the gme.

JDA ends losing, hauls in victory

Coming off a two-game losing streak, the Jefferson Davis Academy varsity football team was looking to get back on a winning track Monday against Laurens Academy.

Highlighted by the plays of Colton Pritchard and Chance Morris, the motivated Raiders bounced back on homecoming night with a convincing 42-24 victory.

The game was originally scheduled for last Friday had to be moved to Monday, Oct. 10 because of Hurricane Matthew.

The Raiders, however, didn’t show any rust from their two-day layoff as they rolled up more than 400 yards of offense.

GBMS football outlasts Blackville

On Sept. 22 in middle school football action, the Guinyard-Butler Middle School War Ponies outlasted the Blackville-Hilda Hawks 24-20.

The two teams mirrored each other all game long, but the Ponies proved to be one possession better in the contest.

The Hawks, who trailed 24-12 with 46 seconds left to play, scored on a touchdown pass and two-point run to narrow the lead to 24-20.

The Hawks attempted to regain possession on the ensuing offside kick, but Steven Lott of the War Ponies recovered the ball to end their comeback hopes.

Warhorses trample Saints, 45-7

For the Barnwell High Warhorses, the staples for success this season have been a potent running game, solid defense and a productive special teams unit.

All three shined during homecoming Friday night as the Warhorses trampled the Calhoun County Saints, 45-7.

What was supposed to be a close contest never materialized. On the strength of a two-touchdown performance by Keshawn Jenkins and a 42-yard field goal by Nathan Toole, the Warhorses galloped to a 24-7 halftime lead and never looked back.

With the win, Barnwell High moves to 6-0 overall and 1-0 in region play.

War Eagles can’t hang with Blue Devils in homecoming rout

The Williston-Elko High Blue Devils kicked it into overdrive late Friday to pull away from Wagener-Salley High in a 42-20 homecoming win.

Williston-Elko High led the entire game, but it wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the Blue Devils gained some breathing room.

Leading 26-20 after three quarters, the Blue Devils erupted for 16 points in the final eight minutes to put the game away.

A-F Tiger volleyball prevails over BHS

The Allendale-Fairfax varsity volleyball team got the best of Barnwell High by a count of 4-1 Thursday in the Tigers’ Den.

Allendale-Fairfax High prevailed in a match that was very competitive throughout with scores of 25-22, 20-25, 25-18 and 25-19.

Allendale-Fairfax High coach LaVal Anderson said it was a big victory for her team.

“Barnwell has a good volleyball program. So beating them gives us a lot of confidence going forward,” Anderson said. “As a team, we played really well together. We executed with our serves and we communicated well on the court.”

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