WHS postpones games after 14 players told to quarantine

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood football team will not play tomorrow night—or next week. The Redhawks have rescheduled Friday night’s home game against Dreher and next Friday’s game at Irmo. In last Friday’s 34-17 victory at Lugoff-Elgin, 12 varsity players came into contact with a Lugoff-Elgin player who had tested positive for COVID-19. Those 12 players […]

Westwood High School reschedules football games

COLUMBIA — Westwood High school will reschedule two varsity and two junior varsity football games against Dreher High School and Irmo High School On Monday, October 5, 2020, 12 student athletes were placed on quarantine for 14 days after the school was notified that an athlete from the opposing team at the October 3 football […]

Redhawks look ahead

BLYTHEWOOD – The deeply anticipated football opener for Westwood High School turned out to be not very memorable for the Redhawks. In fact, A.C. Flora’s 44-6 drubbing of the Redhawks Friday night at District Stadium will not likely be remembered. “I told them when I got them into the locker room to go to bed, […]

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 […]