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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.”

Lady Raiders sweep AJA in volleyball

The Jefferson Davis Academy varsity volleyball team is all business.

This season, the Jefferson Davis Academy girls have grown from being a collection of talented players into a cohesive unit focused on the fundamentals of the game and striving for excellence.

For the Lady Raiders, the proof has been in the pudding, especially in the last six games where the team has netted five wins.

JDA coach Bart Owens said the team is beginning to gel.

Soaring Hawks claw Trojans

Since opening the season with a home loss to Barnwell High, the Blackville-Hilda High Hawks have been on a tear.

On Friday night in Norway, Blackville-Hilda High displayed no signs of slowing down as they soared past the Trojans of Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High by a score of 22-12.

For Blackville-Hilda High, the victory snaps a five-game losing streak against Hunter-Kinard-Tyler. The Hawks move to 5-1 in the standings and 1-0 in region play.

Panthers cage Tigers in region opener

The Allendale-Fairfax High varsity football team’s three-game winning streak came to an abrupt end Friday night in the Tigers’ Den.

Plagued by mistakes and turnovers, the Tigers were caged by the Panthers of Batesburg-Leesville High by a score of 53-22.

It was a horrible start for a Tiger team that fell behind 13-0 in the first quarter and 33-8 by halftime.

With the loss, Allendale-Fairfax High falls to 4-2 overall and 0-1 in region play.

Allendale-Fairfax High coach Eddie Ford said early mistakes set the tone for the game.

JDA Raiders suffer another tough loss

For the second week in a row, the Jefferson Davis Academy football team lost a game that they were in going into halftime.

On Friday night at W.W. King Academy, the Raiders piled up more than 200 yards rushing.

Unfortunately for the Raiders, not enough of those yards came in the Knights’ territory.

The Raiders struggled to make the most of their opportunities in the red zone. The end result was a 34-24 defeat.

With the loss, Jefferson Davis Academy falls to 1-5 in the standings.

JDA coach Michael Tindal said the team had its chances.

BHS jv team beats AFHS jv

In junior varsity volleyball action, Barnwell High defeated Allendale-Fairfax High 2-1 Thursday in Allendale.

It looked to be one of those matches that went back and forth. The Lady Warhorses won the opening set 25-23 only to see the Lady Tigers claw back with a 25-18 win in the following set. In a nip and tuck affair in set three with five lead changes and four times, the Lady Warhorses scored five of the final seven points to secure a 25-22 win.

Barnwell High coach Cassie Kennedy said the team made the most of their opportunities in a close game.

B-H Hawks defense grounds W-S War Eagles

It’s no secret that the Blackville-Hilda High varsity football team has relied on its defense this season.

On Friday in the Hawks’ Nest against a high-powered Wagener-Salley High offense, Blackville-Hilda’s defense stole the show once again.

Taking on an undefeated War Eagle team that averaged 43.7 points a game, the Hawks executed the “bend but don’t break” defense to perfection and came away with a 20-2 win.

BHS girls cruise over WEHS in tennis

The Barnwell High girls varsity tennis team turned in almost a flawless performance as they aced in-county rival Williston-Elko High 6-1 Thursday in Barnwell.

With the win, Barnwell High improves to 6-1 in the standings.

Barnwell High coach Jeff Miller said the team continues to perform at a high level.

“I’m very proud of this team. They are not afraid to work to get better and I couldn’t ask for a better group of young ladies to coach. They really make my job rewarding,” Miller said.

Blue Devils roll over Trojans, 44-28

The Williston-Elko High Blue Devils were hitting on all cylinders Friday as they steamrolled the Trojans of Ridge Spring-Monetta High by a score of 44-28.

A Blue Devils team that never trailed in the contest took a commanding 30-14 lead with 7:39 left in the third quarter.

Offensively, Williston-Elko High turned in its most production outing of the season with 398 total yards, including 353 yards on the ground.

With the win, Williston-Elko High improves to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in region play.

JDA volleyball team nets another win

Jefferson Davis Academy volleyball coach Bart Owens said a couple of things his team has emphasized going into this season are maintaining focus and concentration.

Over the past four games, that formula has worked to perfection for the Lady Raiders with the team posting four straight wins.

The last of those wins came on Sept. 20 at the expense of the Clarendon Hall Lady Saints.

The Lady Raiders controlled the tempo all the way through as they swept the Lady Saints by scores of 25-17, 25-24 and 25-12.

Raiders stumble late against Patriots

The Jefferson Davis Academy varsity football team had all the opportunities it needed in Friday’s home game against Patrick Henry Academy.

The Raiders, however, failed to convert good field positions into touchdowns in a 20-14 setback.

With the loss, Jefferson Davis Academy falls to 1-4 in the standings.

JDA coach Michael Tindal said mistakes continue to plague the team.

W-E girls top BHHS for bragging rights

In the battle for volleyball bragging rights in Barnwell County, intensity and emotions were high in the Hawks’ Nest Sept. 20 with in-county rivals Williston-Elko High and Blackville-Hilda High squaring off.

The match had the feel of a big-game atmosphere, but it didn’t turn out that way. Unfortunately for the Lady Hawks, it was the Lady Blue Devils providing most of the highlights in a sweep of a dual match.

Williston-Elko High coach Eva Strong said it wasn’t hard to get her team up for Blackville-Hilda High.

W-E Blue Devils torch Estill Gators

Following a big win over Woodland High last week, the Williston-Elko High Blue Devils showed no signs of a letdown in Friday’s region opener against Estill High.

The Blue Devils were hitting on all cylinders as they torched the visiting Gators of Estill High by a score of 55-12.

The Blue Devils did what was expected of them from the start. Behind a potent offensive attack, the team grew its lead each quarter from 20 to 28 to 33 to ultimately 43 at the end of the game.

With the win, Williston-Elko High moves to 2-2 in the standings.

Warhorses stampede Swansea Tigers, 45-7

This time for the Barnwell High Warhorses, the game didn’t come down to the final play.

Against Swansea High Friday night, the Warhorses decided the game all by themselves on their way to a 45-7 rout.

With the victory, Barnwell High moves to 5-0 in the season. The Warhorses have a bye next week before opening region play for homecoming Sept. 30 against Calhoun County.

Barnwell High head coach Dwayne Garrick said the team came out and played well.

Raiders rebound with first win of season

Last week, the Jefferson Davis Academy varsity football players experienced the lowest of the lows after a heartbreaking 26-24 loss to Clarendon Hall at home.

However, on Friday against Curtis Baptist, if there was any question of how the Raiders would respond, it was answered after the first two quarters.

The Raiders took their frustrations out on Curtis Baptist, racing to a 26-0 halftime lead enroute to a 40-0 blowout win.

The victory was the first of the season for Jefferson Davis Academy. The team improves to 1-3 in the standings.

B-H Hawks overcome miscues to sink Vikings, 26-0

The hallmark of a good football team is being able to overcome adversity.

The Blackville-Hilda High Hawks did that quite nicely Friday night at Denmark-Olar High.

For the majority of the game, the Hawks were their own worst enemies, committing mistake after mistake.

The Hawks, however, stayed the course and, thanks to a few big plays, were able to sink the Vikings by a score of 26-0.

With the win, Blackville-Hilda High extends its winning streak to three games and moves to 3-1 in the standings.

A-F Tigers overpower Riptide, 56-0

The Allendale-Fairfax High Tigers imposed their will on the Riptide of Charleston Math and Science School Friday in Charleston.

The end result was a resounding 56-0 victory.

The game was virtually over in the first half as the Tigers took a 48-0 lead on the back of a 30-point second quarter.

With the win, Allendale-Fairfax High improves to 3-1 in the standings.

Allendale-Fairfax High coach Eddie Ford said the team performed well coming off their bye week.

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