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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.

BCHS wins Mary Persons Bulldawg Cheer Classic.

BCHS wins Mary Persons Bulldawg Cheer Classic.

It'd been over a month since Bleckley brought home a first place trophy from a cheerleading competition.  Partially due to injuries, the squad had struggled at times.  Saturday, BC had their best performance of the season in winning the AA division of the Bulldawg Cheer Classic hosted by Mary Persons High School.  All the stunts stuck, the only deductions coming from knees down during tumbling passes.

Bleckley will have a final tuneup before region November 1 at Union Grove High School.

Royals get Homecoming win versus Monticello.

Royals get Homecoming win versus Monticello.

Anthony Wright had a pair of one-yard touchdown runs, the second coming in overtime to win the game, as BCHS got past Monticello 19-13 Friday night.  It was a game that saw both teams have extra points blocked and Bleckley's defense hold the Hurricanes to net three yards rushing (20 second half, -17 first half.)

Wright finished with 58 yards on 17 carries.  LaDarrick Vickers had a 30-yard second half touchdown run as part of a 47-yard night on seven attempts.  Antavis Robertson had 46 yards on 13 carries.  Cody Evans had his best passing half in several games, connecting on 4 of 5 attempts for 53 yards in the second half.

BC plays at Northeast on Halloween.  Kickoff is 7:30 pm and the game will be played at Thompson Stadium.

Season ends for Lady Royals in Sweet 16.

Season ends for Lady Royals in Sweet 16.

During the current playoff run for BCHS, they'd been getting timely hitting as well as good defense.  Both struggled Wednesday when they welcomed Jeff Davis to Cochran for the Sweet 16.  Bleckley had an equal number of hits an errors, four, in a 3-0 game one loss.  Pitcher Taylor Dykes gave up one earned run.  Chelsea Brady and Jordan Williams both went 1 for 2.

Game two saw BC's only run of the game come on a throwing error in the third.  They stranded two runners in both the fourth and fifth innings as Jeff Davis won game two 4-1.  Holly Tedders was 2 for 3.

The Lady Royals finished 19-11, 6-0 in 4-AA.  It's their best record since 2011.

Mistakes again factor as Royals lose at Macon County.

Mistakes again factor as Royals lose at Macon County.

Macon County got a touchdown with a short field after a second quarter batched punt and also capitalized on a fourth quarter intercepted halfback pass as Bleckley lost 28-0 Friday night.  They also missed four of five fourth down conversions.  Anthony Wright had 52 yards on 19 carries.

BCHS will celebrate Homecoming October 24 against Monticello.  Kickoff is 7:30 pm.

Lady Royals advance to Sweet 16.

Lady Royals advance to Sweet 16.

Three scrimmage tournaments.  Two of them were two-day affairs in South Georgia.  Plus an annual trip to the Mary Persons Paw Print Classic.  Those were just some of the games BCHS played this summer to prepare for the season.

It was just as busy during the regular season with trips to Nahunta, Cordele, and Snellville.  Wednesday, Bleckley put that experience to use in round one of the state playoffs versus Metter..  Allie Keel went 2 for 2, Chrystal Harris was 2 for 3 with an RBI single and Jordan Williams went 1 for 2 with a two out, two-run double in the first to power the Lady Royals in a 6-1 win.

In game two, Taylor Dykes' second double of the game in the sixth inning scored two runs.  It gave BC a 6-2 lead. The Lady Tigers cut into the lead and scored three in the seventh.  Dykes struck out the final batter to preserve a 6-5 win.  She was 2 for 2.

Royals suffer frustrating home loss to Lamar County.

Royals suffer frustrating home loss to Lamar County.

The offensive stats from Friday's Lamar versus Bleckley home football game say BCHS did well.  They outgained the Trojans 223-92 including holding Lamar to 31 first haf rushing yards.  But sometimes, there's more to the story.

Lamar scored 14 points via interecpetions returned for touchdowns, the first coming on a halfback pass.  They also blocked an extra point.  On the game's final drive, a tired Royal defense committed a face mask penalty and could not stay onsides when LC went for it on fourth and goal from the four with 47 seconds left.

As a result, Bleckley lost 21-19.  Antavis Robertson had 90 yards on nine carries as well as 63 return yards. LaDarrick Vickers had 73 yards on 10 carries.  BCHS plays at Macon County October 24.  Game time is 7:30 pm.