Hartsville, SC (Paul Kirby) - The Brookland-Cayce Bearcats football team lost Friday's away playoff game against Hartsville 68-35. This game ended the Bearcat’s hopes of taking it all the way to State. They finish their 2018 season 7-5 with a 3-2 record in region play. This game was part of the 2018 SCHSL Football State Championships - Class AAAA tournament.
This win is nothing new for Hartsville. They’ve notched 11 wins in a row this season and don’t appear to be running out of steam. They’ll face North Augusta in playoff action next. Both teams are comfortable with landslide victories this season so look for this game to be a slugfest.
As for Brookland-Cayce, they had a great season under the direction of head coach Rusty Charpia despite a stinging loss to their in-district archrivals the Airport Eagles in October. With Charpia’s son Reed at QB, and receivers the quality of Cam Morris that can gather the ball in when necessary to put points on the board, the boys from State Street have been trying for some time to try to rebuild their football program for the past five or six years. It had become all but irrelevant a decade ago as sports like softball and soccer took the forefront in winning the school accolades and state titles. B-C is not through yet and has potential to be a contender year after year.