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First win for new Wildcat coach

Vic-Givens-runs-in-for-the-touchdownTom MacPherson picked up his first win as Wildcat head coach September 5 as the team rolled through the hosting Bradford County Tornadoes 43-7.
“It feels good,” coach MacPherson said about his first victory with his new program. “We were just looking for some momentum for the kids. For the most part, I feel like we were solid in all three phases of the game.”
The Cats dominated all aspects of the game en route to the blow out victory to pull to an even 1-1 record. The offense moved the ball with ease as quarterback Jacob Carter rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Running back Vic Givens added two scores and 39 yards on the ground. Read More »

JV falters at Clay

The JV Wildcat football team came up on the short end of a nail-biter for the second straight week September 4 when it fell 27-19 at Clay.
The team battled through injuries with a strong second half effort to pull within one possession of tying the game. The JV Cats had the ball late with a chance to even the score, but they didn’t have enough time as the clock ran out and they dropped to 0-2 on the year. 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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