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Former Royal comes home to continue football career.

Former Royal comes home to continue football career.

Derrick Farrow, a star defensive back for Bleckley County High School, signed with East Central Community College in Mississippi in April of 2013.  He graduated this falll.  Wednesday morning, Farrow signed with Kennesaw State University to continue his football career.

Farrow signed in the counselor's office of BCHS.  He chose to do it at the high school because "It's home."   Farrow said it felt good to be able to continue playing after getting his degree.  A physical therapy major, he said he plans to "take it one step at a time, get my degree, and contiue to play the sport that I love." 

Lady Royals softball players receive postseason honors.

Lady Royals softball players receive postseason honors.

The BCHS softball team held their awards banquet Thursday evening at First Baptist Church's social hall.  Amongst the awards presented were the 4-AA All Region team seletctions.  Five Bleckley players were first team selections. They were: Chelsea Brady, Taylor Dykes, Holly Tedders, Faith Harris, and Hannah Coulter.  Four others were named honorable mentions: Aliyah Whitehead, Allie Keel, Kalee Kitchens, and Jordan Williams.

It was also announced that Dykes was named the 4-AA Pitcher of the Year and was an honorable mention on the AA state softball team.

Royals well represented on all region football team.

The 4-AA all region football team was announced Friday. Nine Bleckley County High School players received honors.   First team:  Austin Simmons, punter.  Caleb Wynne, tight end.  Eddie Blash, defenive line.  Shamar Slappy, linebacker.  Antavis Robertson, defensive back.  Second team: Cale Floyd, snapper.  Anthony Wright, running back. Honorable mentions:  Tije'a Randall, Tyrone Rozier, both defensive line.

Former Bleckley football player receives all conference honor.

Former Royal Zack Moe was announced this past Wednesday as an honorable mention to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All Conference Team.  Moe, a sophmore, played defensive back for the Anderson (Indiana) University Ravens.  This season he had 79 total tackles, including 53 solo tackles, and four interceptions.

***Stats courtesy Anderson University webite***

Three Royal football players selected to East-West All Star game.

Three members of the BCHS football team were selcted this week for the Georgia Sports Association East-West All Star Game.  They are Shamar Slappy, Antavis Robertson, and Tije'a Randall.  The game will be December 20 at the Ed Defore Sports Complex with a 1 pm kickoff.

BCHS wins 4-AA cheer championship.

BCHS wins 4-AA cheer championship.

After all the long Saturdays, the injuries, all the hard work for Bleckley County High School paid off at the Centra Georgia Region Cheer Championship held Saturday at Mercer's University Center in Macon.  BC won the 4-AA title.  They had no deductions in scoring and stuck all stunts.

It was the15th region cheer title in school history.  Bleckley will be at state for the 17th straight season November 15 in Columbus.  Start time is 9 am.

BCHS Cross Country teams sweep Region 4-AA championship meet.

BCHS Cross Country teams sweep Region 4-AA championship meet.

Though it was a nail-biter for the girls, both the BCHS boys and girls cross country teams continued their region championship streaks alive by winning the 4-AA title Tuesday afternoon in Cochran.  The girls edged Lamar County, 27 points for Bleckley, 28 for Lamar.  Ellen Powell won her third straight individual region title.

The boys had it a bit easier scoring 15 points, well ahead of second place Lamar County with 67.  Austin Cook won the individual region title.  Tuesday's championships were the girls 12th straight, ten straight for the boys.

Bleckley closes out their season November 8 at the AA State Cross Country Championships in Carrolton.