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Strong defense, quick quarterback lead B-cats to win

John-Green-races-away-from-the-defenseThe BCMS Bobcat football team held off a late Lakeside Junior High surge September 3 and escaped with a 12-8 home win in its season opener.
The B-Cats controlled the first three quarters with the help of a dominant defense, and two touchdown runs by quarterback John Green gave the team a 12-0 lead entering the final frame. The defense appeared to have the Gators stuffed on a fourth-down conversion attempt early in the fourth quarter, but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty gave Lakeside’s offense new life. Lakeside pulled within one score four plays after the penalty with a 6-yard touchdown run and a successful two-point conversion. Read More »

B-Cat girls win 3

P14MSVB2-(109)xxThe BCMS Lady Bobcat volleyball program bounced back from its slow start with the B-team winning two in a row and the A-team picking up its first win in games against Hilliard and Bradford County. Read More »

Runners improve time

The BCHS cross country team competed against 25 other teams September 6 at Ridgeview and several runners posted improved times over last year’s event despite battling the rain and slippery conditions.
The small Wildcat team couldn’t compete points-wise against some of the bigger schools such as Bishop Kenny, Nease and Fleming Island, but first-year coach Pamela Robinson wasn’t concerned with doing so. Instead, she wanted to see strong showings from her runners, which she received. Read More »

Clay, Menendez out-stroke the Cats

The BCHS swim team faced tougher competition September 4 at Clay and came in third place in a tri-meet that also featured Menendez despite having 12 top-three finishes.Jonathan-Mobley
The numbers game caught up to the Wildcats as the Blue Devil and Falcon swim teams outpointed them based on the size of their teams. Menendez outscored Baker County 107-67 and Clay defeated the Cats 142-40. Coach Jonathan Mobley said the final scores were not indicative of the team’s performance.
“Our times are continuing to improve,” coach Mobley said. “We’re swimming pretty good. We’re moving in the right direction.”
Jonathan Mobley posted the team’s only first-place finish with a time of 1 minute, 10.12 seconds in the boys’ 100-yard breaststroke. He also finished in third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 26.73.
Both the boys’ and girls’ 200-yard freestyle relay teams came in second in their respective events. The boys finished with a time of 1:45.87 and the girls’ A-team ended with a time of 2:08.20.
Kelsea Crain finished second in both the girls’ 50-yard freestyle (28.49) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:15.41).
Ethan Knight came in second in the boys’ 100-yard backstroke (1:09.57). He also finished third in the 200-yard freestyle (2:08.37).Ethan-Knight-relay-team_Brandon-Wheeler-back
Brandon Wheeler posted a second-place finish in the boys’ 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:01.31.
The relay teams once again finished in the same position as both the boys’ and girls’ 200-yard medley relay came in third. The boys finished with a time of 2:06.29 and the girls with a time of 2:22.48.
Ashton Alford posted a personal best time of 2:23.25 to take third place in the girls’ 200-yard freestyle.
The Cats took to the pool once again September 9 with a home meet against Westside. The team travels to Bolles September 13 for an invitational.

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