Game Rescheduled

Saluda Game

  Saluda’s game with Gray Collegiate, originally set for last Friday, has been rescheduled for Fri., Nov. 4.
  With the threat Hurricane Matthew looming, the game was moved to Thurs., Oct. 6, but when Lexington County schools were cancelled Wed.-Fri., the game had to be cancelled.
  Even though the weather was fine Thursday, the High School League rules state no athletic contests can be played if a school is not in session that day.


WKA Middle School Football #1 Clayton Turner, #80 Trevor Fulmer,

and #2 Sam Mitchell on Defense for the Knights!

Junior Knights Extend
Win Steak To Four

By: Gerald Doolittle

  Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. -Last Thursday night the W.W. King Academy JV football team traveled to Greenwood to battle with the Cougars of Cambridge Academy and returned home with a 32-8 victory.  It was the Knights fourth straight win to up their season record to 4-2.
  Coach Devin Bedenbaugh had a chance to give all players quality playing time, which gained them the playing experience that will help down the road.
  The young Knights came out and crushed any Cougar resistance, sort of like the way the Germans crushed Poland to start World War Two.  In the first quarter, the Knights had seven offensive plays resulting in three touchdowns for a 20-0 lead after one quarter.
  John Roy put the Knights up on their first play from scrimmage with a 52 yard touchdown, followed by the two point conversion run by Garrett Doolittle.   Roy scored four minutes later on a 77 yard romp to pay dirt.  That was a two play 94 yard drive.  Doolittle made a 17 yard run on the drive’s first play.   Quarterback Tyler List scored the third Knight touchdown on a 48 yard run, with 28 seconds left in the half.  That was the second play of that drive.  That touchdown gave the Knights a 26-0 halftime lead.
  List scored his second touchdown in the third quarter on a 15 yard run.   Roy scored his third touchdown of the game in the third quarter on a 7 yard run.  That touchdown was setup at the Cougar 16 yard line on a fumble recovery.
  Roy led the offense rushing for 191 yards on 8 carries.  List followed with 63 yards on only two carries.  Sam Mitchell rushed for 35 on three carries.  Doolittle rushed for 20 yards on two carries and Cooper Buzhardt came in at quarterback in the second half to rush for 20 yards on six carries.
  Trevor Fulmer and Carson Woodward had pass receptions for 13 and 20 yards.
  Mitchell led the defense with 12 tackles followed by Doolittle with 5.  Clayton Turner, Quinten Miller, Colby Woodward followed with 4 each.  List, Roy and Fulmer had 3 each.   Doolittle, Roy and Colby Woodward had fumble recoveries.
  This week the Junior Knights will be home on Thursday night to face the Greenwood Christian School Hawks.   On Friday night the varsity will journey to Newberry Academy to battle with the Eagles in a region game.

Boys State Delegates
Make Presentations

The October Post 65 American Legion meeting was centered around the American Legion Palmetto Boys State Citizens presentations; each giving highlights of their encampment experiences.  South Carolina American Legion Palmetto Boys State is sometimes referred to as a “laboratory of government”.  Boys Staters have the opportunity to run for elected   political offices; at the city, county and state levels in a simulated governmental environment.   By participation in the political process, they are also afforded the chance to see and hear from representatives in government, influential business and community leaders.  The encampment for year 2016 was held at Anderson University. Pictured left to right front row:  American Legion Palmetto Boys State Citizen Will Easler, Saluda High School, son of Teresa Easler; American Legion Palmetto Boys State Citizen Ty Bell, Saluda High School, son of Wayne and Denise Bell and American Legion Palmetto Boys State Citizen Leason Horne, Saluda High School, son of Hardee and Allison Horne.  Back row left to right:  Post 65 Legionnaire Membership Chair Marvin Gootee, American Legion Palmetto Boys State Citizen Ben Buzhardt, W. Wyman King Academy, son of Daryl and Pamela Buzhardt;  Post 65 Commander Al Butler, American Legion Palmetto Boys State Citizen Cameron Schumpert, Saluda High School, son of Mark and Elizabeth Schumpert and Post 65 Chaplin John Hood. Unable to attend:  American Legion Palmetto Boys State Citizen Jonathan Griffith, Saluda High School, son of Pat and Jamie Griffith. It is an honor to be selected to represent our community and attend the American Legion Palmetto Boys State encampment.