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Royal Touchdown Club to Sponsor Motorcade for BCHS Fans

Royal Touchdown Club to Sponsor Motorcade for BCHS Fans

The Bleckley County High School Royals Touchdown Club is sponsoring a motorcade on Friday night in support of the football team as it will travel to Dodge County Friday night to meet the Indians on the field.

Anyone interested in participating should meet at the high school at 6 p.m. as the motorcade will leave at 6:15.

Wear your purple on Friday and "purple out."

Bleckley Survives Second-Half Scare Versus Swainsboro

Bleckley Survives Second-Half Scare Versus Swainsboro

Tavon Ross a pair of touchdown runs as well as two touchdow passes and Blake Lucas banged home a career-long 47 yard field goal as Bleckley carried to the dressing room a 32-13 halftime lead versus Swainsboro.  However, things would get interesting in the second half.  Three Royals did not play due to injury.  Zack Moe (who caught one of Ross's touchdowns) went out with a deep thigh bruise.  Frankie Mullis suffered a hip pointer.  Mario McClendon spent the second half on crutches due to a sprained ankle.

The Jones Zone: Week 9

Ben and Lorra have made their picks for this week's Jones Zone!

You can see their picks and make your own on the Jones Zone page.

Lady Royals Advance to Softball Elite Eight

Lady Royals Advance to Softball Elite Eight

Wednesday was the second straight time Bleckley had played in softball's Sweet 16.  Last year, the Lady Royals were swept in Hazlehurst by Jeff Davis.  This time, BC was at home.  Their opponent was Appling County.  The Lady Pirates eliminated Berrien County who entered the postseason ranked second in AA.

Game one was scoreless for six innings.  Both pitchers had managed to get out of jams including Marlee Bryan getting a strikeout in the fifth to end a bases loaded, two out situation in the fifth.  In the bottom of the seventh, Lana Maddox's two out single scored Kaylin Jones who had walked.  BCHS won 1-0.  Maddox finished 2 for 4.

Late Field Goal Boots Bleckley to Win Over Laney

Late Field Goal Boots Bleckley to Win Over Laney

RThe Royals were 0-3 versus Laney going into Friday's contest played in Augusta.  A win would give them a 4-3 record for the first time since 2006 plus help in their quest to make the playoffs.  Bleckley appeared to be well on their way to doing that in the third quarter.  Touchdown runs by Dytrez Nelson and Tavon Ross as well as a Ross to Zack Moe touchdown catch put BC up 35-20 going to the fourth quarter.

Laney QB Leo myers rallied the Wildcats.  He conntected on a touchdown pass from a bounced ball and ha d  39-yard run to pu LCL (Lucy C Laney) ahead.  Bleckley  answered.  With 24 seconds left, a 28-yard field goal by Blake Lucas gave the Royals  38-36 win.  Ross ran for 177 on 24 carries.  Dytrez Nelson had 70 yards on 15 carries/  Both were part of a ground game that amassed 270 yards.

BCHS hosts Swainsboro Friday at 7:30 pm.

Lady Royals Advance in State Softball Playoffs

Lady Royals Advance in State Softball Playoffs

Third-ranked Bleckley welcomed Crawford County to Cochran Wednesday for round one of the AA state softball playoffs. 

Though offense was slow coming, BCHS got enough and a good pitching performance to advance.  Emmie Meadows fifth-inning single provided the margin of victory as the Lady Royals won the first game 3-1.  She, along with Taylor Little and Lindsey Dabbs were all 1 for 2.

Taylor Little had a solo home run and Katie Simmons had an RBI single as BC took the second game 4-0.  SunnyKate Darsey was 2 for 3 with a double and 1 RBI.  Little, Simmons, and Lana Maddox were all 2 for 4.  Maddox had a double and scored a run in the first.  Kaylin Jones was 2 for 3 with a double.

Bleckley advances to the Sweet 16 for the second straight year.  They host Appling County October 19.  Game times are 4 and 6 pm.