Trojan Air War Halts Hawks

ROCK HILL – The Westwood Redhawks travelled to Rock Hill to face second-seeded Northwestern High School Friday night, and for the third year in a row, couldn’t get past the playoff’s second round. The Northwestern Trojans eliminated the Redhawks by a score of 49-21. “Of the three teams we have met in the second round […]

Redhawks Roll Over Tigers, Advance to Round 2

CONWAY (Nov. 23, 2015) – Conway’s best football season since 2008 came to a close Friday night as visiting Westwood used a strong ground attack to pave the way to a 34-13 victory over the Tigers in round one of the Class 4A/Division II playoffs. Conway couldn’t contain Westwood’s backfield triumvirate of running backs Rudy Mitchell […]

Hawks Hit the Road for Round 1

CONWAY (Nov. 18, 2015) – Westwood begins its quest for the Class AAAA, Division II state championship with a long road trip Friday to Conway. The Redhawks bring an 8-3 record into round one against a very dangerous Tigers team. “They are a very explosive team” Conway head coach Chuck Jordan said. “They put up […]

Big Plays, Not Better Numbers, Break Hawks

BLYTHEWOOD – Statistics mean nothing. Just ask the Westwood Redhawks, who chalked up 17 first downs Friday night at Richland District Stadium 3 to Spring Valley’s 6, and who amassed 341 total yards to the Vikings’ 257; who had no fumbles vs. Spring Valley’s one, and who had 20 fewer yards in penalties. But who […]

Mitchell’s Record-Setting Night Drives Hawks Over Bengals

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood offense against Region IV-4A rival Blythewood Friday night centered on Rudy Mitchell. It wasn’t that Mitchell sparked the offense or made the right run at the right time. Mitchell was the Redhawks offense in a 35-31 victory over the Bengals. Mitchell carried the ball 41 times and rushed for a school-record […]

Mitchell, Hawks Decimate Demons

LUGOFF – The weather issues of the last several days caused the game scheduled for Friday to be moved ahead to Monday. The Westwood Redhawks travelled to Lugoff to play Lugoff-Elgin High School and came home a convincing 56-14 winner. League rules prevented the Redhawks from practicing during the week out of school, and instead […]

Mitchell, Hawks Dark and Stormy for Knights

FLORENCE — Home-field advantage hasn’t been much of a luxury for West Florence so far in 2015, but playing within the confines of Memorial Stadium for just the second time this season mattered little for the Knights against Westwood on Thursday night. The Redhawk offense pushed the gas pedal to the floorboard on its first […]

Hawks Rally Past RNE

COLUMBIA – Westwood High travelled to Parone Stadium in Columbia Friday to take on the Cavaliers of Richland Northeast High School. After a halftime deficit of 14 points, the Redhawks were red hot in the second half, defeating the Cavaliers by a final score of 30-20. The annual Richland Northeast game is a rivalry of […]

Second-Half Surge Lifts Redhawks into Round 2

  WHS-34, Colleton County-10 BLYTHEWOOD – Friday Night, after a shaky first half, the Westwood Redhawks came back and outplayed the Cougars of Colleton County High School by scoring 21 unanswered points to take the first round of the Class 4A/Division 2 playoffs, 34-10. “In the playoffs you can throw record books out the window,” […]

‘Hawks Blank Vikes, Lock Up 4th Seed

WHS-34, SVHS-0 BLYTHEWOOD – On Friday night, the tough and stingy Westwood defense shocked the Vikings of Spring Valley High School by stopping them cold. At the final buzzer, the Redhawks prevailed 34-0 in a win, which many thought would be a closer contest than it was. The win did more than just rack up […]