Wade Hampton scored all its points in the first half and held off Blue Ridge, 28-24, Friday at Blue Ridge High School.
Blue Ridge turned in impressive performances in jamborees. The Tigers are ready to keep that momentum rolling into their regular season opener Friday night.
Blue Ridge hosts Wade Hampton. The Generals have already played a game, losing their opener to Dorman last Friday, 49-7.
Wade Hampton sports a massive front line on both sides of the ball. Devante Scott, at 6-foot-2 325 pounds, and Doug Babb, 6-4, 300, anchor the defensive line. The Generals are also large along the offensive front, with 6-4, 305 junior Matt Malphrus plowing the road for running back Josh Edwards.
With local schools opening their doors to students for a new school year, the Greer Police Department and the National Safety Council are partnering to remind parents and commuters that it’s important to slow down and pay extra attention.
“The school year can change drastically change a commute for a driver who passes through multiple school zones each day,” GPD Sgt. Randle Ballenger, said. “It’s easy to fall into the habit of maintaining regular speeds in those zones after the summer break.
The South Carolina High School League’s proposed five-classification format was distributed to its members Monday.
Riverside would move into Region 2 AAAAA with Greenwood, Hillcrest, Laurens, Mauldin and Wade Hampton. That means Region 3 will become a 5-team grouping of Boiling Springs, Byrnes, Dorman, Gaffney and Spartanburg.
The Blue Ridge boys team, South Carolina champions, was eliminated in the championship game of the Senior League Baseball Southeast Regional Tournament at Safety Harbor, Fla., last Wednesday.
Blue Ridge lost to champion Virginia, 2-1, in the championship game. The team had to complete a game that was rain delayed from the previous night that Blue Ridge won 8-7 during its completion on Tuesday morning.