Blythewood QB, WR helps lead East in Metro Bowl win

WEST COLUMBIA – The East offense had a distinctive Blythewood touch in the East-West Metro Bowl Friday night at Brookland-Cayce stadium. Bengals quarterback Josh Strickland saw significant time under center, while his favorite target on the night of East’s 19-17 victory over the West was none other than teammate David Patten. “It was really fun […]

Redhawks come up short in 4th

CENTRAL – It as a battle to the end. One yard. That is all that prevented Westwood football from advancing to the next round of the South Carolina High School League 4A state playoffs. On their own thirty yard line and down by five with just under six minutes left in the fourth, Westwood chipped […]

Westwood wins big in first round

TAYLORS – For the third season in a row, Westwood High School football entered the South Carolina High School League’s Class 4A Playoffs as an underdog. And, for the third season in a row, the Redhawks rose to the challenge. Westwood was pitted against Eastside High School in the first round of the 2019 playoffs. […]

Redhawks batter Bruins

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood’s offense struck early and often in their regular season home finale against Lancaster last Friday. The Redhawks pummeled the Bruins on both sides of the ball in their 46-0 win. Nick Gilliam’s 60-yard run and successful two-point conversion put Westwood up 8-0 with just over 10 minutes to go in the first […]

Ridge View bests Redhawks

BLYTHEWOOD – Emotions – and penalties – ran high last Friday as Westwood hosted Ridge View for a region battle. Forty-seven points and 37 penalties after kickoff, Ridge View took the 29-18 win to give Westwood their second loss in conference action. A fake punt set Ridge View up to take a 7-0 lead on […]

Redhawks finish Cougars in OT

YORK – The Westwood Redhawks jumped out to a quick 16-0 lead under the Friday night lights at York High School. The Cougars answered back in the third quarter with a 15-0 run, but the Redhawks held on in overtime for their first conference win of the season. Westwood struck hard in the first with […]

Redhawks come up short

BLYTHEWOOD – For about seven minutes in the second and third quarters, and for the length of the homecoming festivities at Westwood’s District Two Stadium, the Redhawks held a lead over perennial champion South Pointe. The Stallions, who won state championships in two classifications from 2014-2017, soon used an early score and ball control in […]

Redhawks stifle Griffins’ offense

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Central may have executed a beautiful scoring drive to open against Westwood at E.K. McLendon Stadium, but the Redhawks’ ground game outlasted the Griffins 26-7 Friday night. “They did a good job running the football,” Westwood head coach Matt Quinn said about the Griffins. “It worried us there early, but we made […]

Westwood wins third straight

AIKEN – The punt was fake but the impact wasn’t. Holding a slim 8-7 lead midway through the second quarter, Westwood’s drive had stalled. Facing 4th and 12 on the South Aiken 48-yard-line yard line, the Westwood punt crew jogged onto the field. The snap spiraled into the arms of Rashad McCain. But instead of […]

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 […]