Madison Elise Henderson was crowned Miss Blue Ridge High School Sophomore in the school’s pageant.
Henderson has had a busy pageant year, winning the Miss 2013 Young Miss Teen Oconee County last January and competed in the Little Miss S.C. Pageant in Hartsville in June. Her talent was clogging in both competitions. She performed “Country Girl Shake It for Me” which won the overall talent for Miss Teen. Henderson performed to “Wings” in the Little Miss Pageant.
Four Blue Ridge High School athletes signed Wednesday to play sports in college next year.
• Ross Mathis signed to play basketball at Lincoln Memorial University.
The members of the nationally recognized Blue Ridge High School Future Business Leaders of America sponsored a Halloween Photo Costume Contest and Drive to benefit the Greenville Humane Society during October.
Gift baskets were awarded to:
Blue Ridge benefitted from a strategic move that backfired on Greer Friday night that earned the Tigers a one-third share of the Region II-AAA championship.
While the win was satisfying for Blue Ridge to beat its rival 10-9 and deny No. 8 ranked Greer the outright region championship, the Tigers find themselves as the third seed in the first round of the state playoffs beginning next week but must play on the road at Belton-Honea Path.
Blue Ridge held Greer to its lowest total yardage in any game played this season. Part of that success was holding Quez Nesbitt in check for only 79 yards. Nesbitt did not score.
Despite the loss Greer earned the Region II-AAA No. 1 seed and has home-field advantage through the first four weeks of the playoffs.
Greer, Greenville and Blue Ridge tied for the Region II-AAA championship with 6-1 records. Greer earned the No. 1 seed on points differential over Blue Ridge (vs. Greenville; Greenville earned the No. 2 seed with its head-to-head in over Blue Ridge; which put Blue Ridge as the No. 3 seed.
Greer will play all its games at Dooley Field. The 3A state championship will be played at Williams Brice Stadium on Dec 7.
Any way Greer beats Blue Ridge Friday night will result in the Yellow Jackets winning the Region II-AAA championship and securing home field advantage through the Upper State playoffs.
The point system will be used if Blue Ridge beats Greer. Greenville can be involved with a win over Eastside. The tiebreaker will give the team with the fewest defensive points among the three the championship.