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Fall sports wrapping up at Buford with playoff fun

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Lancaster – For a high school athlete, nothing beats the opportunity to compete in the postseason with hopes of winning a state title. Buford High fall sports athletes are getting their chance at such glory.

Several teams at the school qualified for postseason action this fall, including the football team. The Yellow Jackets capped off a 7-3 season with an overtime win over rival Andrew Jackson and earned a spot in the Class AA playoff bracket.

Buford opens their playoff run on November 3rd against Whale Branch, the region 6-AA champion. It will be a long bus ride from Lancaster to Beaufort but any ride is better than sitting home in November.

The Buford volleyball team won the region 4-AA championship this fall and earned their spot in the upper state AA playoff bracket. After posting a first-round win over Eau Claire in straight sets, Buford was eliminated by Christ Church in four sets.

Members of the school’s cross country teams competed well in the region 4-AA meet and also in the upper state qualifier. The state meet is being held on November 4th in Columbia.

Senior Cody Carnes was the individual medalist as the top runner in the region meet. Four other runners placed in the top 25. Senior Peyton Norcia finished 20th, with eighth-grader Stephen Snuffer coming in at 21st. Senior Jarrod Carnes was 23rd, followed by junior Grant Bailey in 25th.

Freshman Carter Smith and sophomore Caleb Payne also ran in the region meet but did not figure in the scoring.

Senior Christine Snuffer also won a region championship, finishing first in the girls race. The girls placed second as a team, 10 points behind champion Central of Pageland.

All five scoring runners placed in the top 12 of the region meet. Senior Kaitlyn Rogers finished fifth and sophomore Autumn Rollings was eighth. Sophomore Rilie Williams finished 11th and seventh-grader Delanee Vick finished 12th.

 Also competing in the event were sophomore Catherine Snuffer, freshman Kayleigh Robinson, and eighth-grader Sydney Lucas.

 

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