Redhawks end season with loss to Bluffton

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood football team kept up with Bluffton to a point, but in the end the Bobcats pulled away for a 49-20 win over the Redhawks in the first round of the 4A state playoffs. Westwood, the seventh seed in the 4A lower state bracket, finishes the season 3-8, its first under new […]

Westwood tops RNE, hosts playoff game

COLUMBIA – The Westwood football team may well have been on the ropes Friday night against Richland Northeast. But the Redhawks refused to go down. Westwood trailed the Cavaliers 19-13 but scored the go-ahead touchdown on Dylon O’Neal’s 20-yard scoring strike to Kashon Harrison with three minutes left. A goal-line stand at the 1-yard line […]

Irmo’s 2nd half surge squashes Westwood

IRMO – The first half of football action at W.C. Hawkins Stadium was a game of field position. The second was a continual question of how fast Irmo could capitalize on Westwood mistakes. Coming out of halftime holding a 7-0 lead on the Redhawks, A.J. Brand threw three touchdown passes to lead the Yellow Jackets […]

WHS falls to Ridge View

BLYTHEWOOD – Marcus Kelly and Breylon Boyd each ran for a touchdown, and Boyd and Donald Tomlin each threw TD passes in Ridge View’s 36-0 win over Westwood at District Two Stadium Friday. The Blazers (7-1, 2-0 Region 5-4A) had 211 yards passing and 213 rushing yards on the night. They took a 29-0 lead […]

Westwood’s Jennings gets Shrine Bowl nod

BLYTHEWOOD – Senior and four-year starter Noah Jennings was selected to play on the South Carolina team in the 2022 North-South Shrine Bowl. The rosters for the game, to be played for the first time in two years because of COVID, were released Sunday. Jennings has 33 catches for 606 yards and eight touchdowns through […]

Westwood, Blythewood pick up road wins

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood head football coach Robert O’Connell got his first win as coach of the Redhawks in their 41-19 victory at Midland Valley, and Blythewood quarterback Harrison Collins had a phenomenal game in the Bengals’ 42-28 victory at Goose Creek Friday night. Westwood (1-4) scored four touchdowns and blanked the Mustangs in the first […]

WHS falls to White Knoll in home matchup

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood football team took another hard loss Friday night, this time to Red Bank’s White Knoll. Landon Sharpe completed 12 of 15 passes for 251 yards and four touchdowns as the Timberwolves handed the Redhawks a 56-20 defeat at District Two Stadium. Dylan O’Neal threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns to […]

Blythewood reclaims the Axe

BLYTHEWOOD – In the Battle for the Axe at Blythewood’s District 2 Stadium Friday, the only drama came after the final gun, when Blythewood head coach Jason Seidel and his team raised the crosstown rivalry trophy in victory. “We’ve got a great coaching staff and great kids. They’ve been waiting for this for six years […]

Spring Valley bests Redhawks

COLUMBIA – Senior athlete Noah Jennings returned a fumble for a touchdown and Dylon O’Neal and Sanah Ferguson rushed for two scores, but it was not enough to stop Spring Valley from rushing past Westwood at Harry Parone Stadium Friday night. Spring Valley’s Evan Javis rushed for two touchdowns, Aden Jones rushed for a TD […]

Westwood, Blythewood gear up for fall football

BLYTHEWOOD – This fall Blythewood and Westwood football fans will get a fresh look at the work the Bengals and Redhawks put in to make the 2022 season a success. For Blythewood, it means returning 16 starters on both sides of the ball, and finding roles for 133 athletes, whether on the varsity team, the […]