Redhawks soar to 2-1

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood got in some good legwork in a 38-6 defeat of Lower Richland Friday night. Westwood head coach Matt Quinn said he was glad to see the rushing yards pile up and the defense shut out the Diamond Hornets in the first half at the Redhawks District 2 Stadium. But early in the […]

The Axe returns to Westwood

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood offense couldn’t catch a break Friday night, until Nick Gilliam got sprung in the third quarter. Gilliam broke free on a 43-yard touchdown run after six futile Redhawks possessions. His score boosted the Redhawks to a 14-7 victory over crosstown rival Blythewood in the Battle of the Woods series. We made […]

Lugoff-Elgin clips Redhawks

LUGOFF – A stormy evening forced a late season-opening game in Lugoff for Westwood High School. Matt Quinn’s Redhawks faced a Lugoff-Elgin team hungry for a win, their first since the 2017 season. The Demons managed to rout Westwood for a late-night 12-8 win. After a long weather delay from opening kickoff, Lugoff-Elgin took an […]

Chamber hosts coaches’ forecast

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School Athletic Director Barry Mizzell opened the annual Blythewood Chamber of Commerce coaches’ assessment of the upcoming football season with the news that BHS will announce its first athletic hall of fame class later this week. “We’ve got five members going in, and we’re gonna recognize those folks on Nov. 1, […]

Quinn to head Westwood football

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood High school has named Matt Quinn as the new Head Football after Dustin Curtis decided to move on to AC Flora. In 2016, Quinn served on Westwood’s as the Offensive Coordinator. Prior coming to Westwood, Quinn served at Westwide as Offensive Coordinator and as a quarterback and receiver coach at Darlington. He […]

Redhawk to Bear

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood defensive back TJ Blanding, seated center, signed last week with Lenoir Rhyne University. Blanding finished his senior season with 50 tackles, one offensive touchdown, and two punt returns for touchdowns. Pictured with Blanding are Ted Blanding Sr., seated left, Head Coach Dustin Curtis, standing, and Stephanie Blanding, seated right.

Ridge View edges Redhawks in 4th

COLUMBIA – Westwood struggled through region 3-4A, but rebounded for an at-large bid in the playoffs and upset Belton Honea-Path in the first round. The win set up a rematch with the Ridge View Blazers. The Blazers beat the Redhawks 28-7 in their first meeting, but this one came down to the wire. Ridge View […]

Redhawks take down top-seeded Bears

HONEA PATH – Westwood slipped into the four-seed for the South Carolina High School League 4A State Playoffs, and their first round matchup had them pitted against the number-one seeded Belton-Honea Path Bears. The Redhawks defense put a clamp on Belton-Honea Path all game long, and Cam Atkins’s two touchdowns sparked Westwood to a 20-3 […]

Redhawks clinch playoff bid

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood Redhawks clinched their at-large berth into the 4A South Carolina High School League playoffs with 29-0 statement win over the South Aiken Thoroughbreds. The win improved the Redhawks final record to 6-4 and sets them up with a first round playoff match on the road against Belton-Honea Path on Nov. 9. […]

Westwood shuts down RNE

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood tried and narrowly missed getting a Region 3-4A victory over the past month. In a game moved up to Thursday because of incoming thunderstorms Friday, the Redhawks finally put a region win in the standings. Christan Horn had seven catches and for 105 yards and two second-half touchdowns as Westwood blew past […]