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BCHS football players to be part of East-West all star game.

Selections for the annual East-West All Star Football Game were announced Thursday.  Three Bleckley County High School players will be part of the game.  Running back LaDarrick Vickers, defensive end Eddie Blash, and tight end Demarcus Ross.  The game will be December 19 with a 1 pm kickoff from the Ed Defore Sports Complex in Macon.

BCHS wins appeal, will remain in AA.

The GHSA released FTE numbers for Georgia schools November 11.  Because of a new rule, schools that had over three percent of their student population made up of out of county students would be subject to a move up in class. Bleckley County High School had an FTE count of 708, their percenage of out of county students was at 9.6 percent.

However, the Reclassification Committee heard appeals by schools requesting a waiver of the three percent rule Wednesday.  Bleckley won their appeal and will remain in AA.  The Reclassifciation Committee will meet Deember 1 to determine region placements for 2015-17.

Trying to finish strong.

Trying to finish strong.

A knee injury during practice Friday afternoon put a damper on Bleckley County High School's cheerleading squad after what was a great performance at sectionals Friday.  Saturday morning in Columbus, the squad, including the injured cheerleader, got on the mat one last time.

Despite issues during the day, they got through the performance and finished 11th.

BCHS Cheerleaders trying to end season on high note.

BCHS Cheerleaders trying to end season on high note.

November 7 was a bad day for the Bleckley County High School competition cheerleaders.  The squad struggled in finishing third at region.  Friday the 13th was a good day as ironic as the words may sound.  Bleckley finished third in sectionals, sticking all their stunts.

Saturday at 9 am, they will look to finish the season on a high note.  Finals will be at the Columbus Civic Center.  The Royals go on 40th.

Honoring the champs at BCHS.

Honoring the champs at BCHS.

Last Saturday, when the Bleckley County High School boys cross country team won state, it was historic on two fronts.  The team title was the first in cross country.  Plus, it was the first title for a boys sport since the school had become BCHS.

The champions were honored Thursday afternoon.  A reception was held for both the boys and girls teams in the media center.  Then, students gathered in the gym for a pep rally which included cheers by the game squad cheerleaders, music by the Royal Kingsmen Band, and remarks by coach Shelly Cranford.

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BCHS boys cross country run into the history books.

BCHS boys cross country run into the history books.

Bleckley County High School cross country has a reputation for success.  The program has produced many top individual runners including Josh Myers and Ashley Arnold.  Both the boys and girls teams have dominated region this past decade.

Saturday, the Runnin' Royals added a state title to their prestige as the boys finished first in Carrolton.  It was the first team state title for Bleckley in cross country.  Carl Ellis Corley led the way with an individual state title, capping an undefeated season.

The girls also had a good day, finishing eight.  That night, a group of parents and supporters gathered along Second Street for an impromptu welcome home rally.  Escorted by law enforcement, the bus stopped between the courthouse and post office where fans could hug, take pictures of, and congratulate both teams.

BCHS shut out in final football game.

Bleckley only trailed 6-0 at halftime of their game Friday night at Putnam County but went on to lose 35-0.  The Royals see their four-year streak of making the playoffs end.  BC's record of 1-9 is the first time they finished under .500 for the first time since 2010.