PEMBROKE — West Bladen’s tennis girls traveled to Purnell Swett on Thursday to take on the Class 4-A Lady Rams in a non-conference match, but Mother Nature proved to be the winner when rain halted the match mid-way through the singles matches.
The match is expected to be resumed at a later date.
Before the wet weather arrived, the Lady Knights had taken a 1-0 lead and were leading in two of the other three matches being played.
Amber Long won her match in quick fashion for West Bladen at No. 2, defeating her opponent by an 8-0 score. In the other ongoing matches: Alanna Ludlum was leading 4-3 in the No. 1 match; Helen Lopez was leading 5-2 in the No. 3 match; and Madison Singletary was trailing 6-5 in the No. 4 match.
West Bladen is scheduled to host Fairmont in a non-conference match on Monday at 4 p.m.
— East Bladen totaled more than 300 yards of offense, led by Xavier Wooten’s 168 yards rushing on 13 carries, en route to a 26-6 season-opening win over visiting South Columbus on Thursday.
Trey Carter opened the scoring for the Eagles with a 69-yard touchdown on the game’s second play. Carter finished with 91 yards rushing in the game on just five carries.
Wooten scored early in the second quarter to give East Bladen a 12-0 lead, followed by a 53-yard touchdown pass from Quentin Bedsole to Shy Pone and a two-point conversion by James Higgins gave the Eagles a 20-0 edge at halftime.
In the third quarter, Wooten scored again, this time on a 16-yard run and gave the Eagles a 26-0 lead.
The Stallions ruined the shutout with a score late in the game.