Sport Teams Wrap Up

FLAG FOOTBALL — Bears defeat Whetstone with high flying offense.

Bears Make a First Down

Bears Make a First Down

The weather on Saturday afternoon was perfect for the first round of the flag football tournament. The ninth seed Whetstone was set to face off against the eighth seeded Bears.

The Bears began the game on defense. With six Bears defenders lined up to take on seven Whetstone offensive warriors, the Whetstone QB connected for a deep pass over the middle for a gain of 60 yards. The Whetstone offense began to walk a little taller to the line of scrimmage as their confidence surged. The Bears defense made quick work of the confidence surge and was able to point out what was real and true about what was going to happen in the game.

The Bears offense was ferocious and highly effective that afternoon. The Bears out scored Whetstone 49-7.

SOFTBALL LEAGUE — The boys have been participating in the Foothills Community Church softball league on Sunday afternoons. Despite a win-less season, they showed improvement on every game. Coach Ryan Natale said, “Our goal is always to help the guys learn commitment, sportsmanship, and how to encourage and support one another. When somebody was struggling, it was a teachable moment we looked for as coaches. From start to finish, there was great improvement in all these areas.”

The Win-Less, But Victorious Softball Team

Below are some of the highlights of the season, according to the boys:

“My highlight of the season was being in the lead (for an inning) and having fun.” — Michael

“My highlight of the season was catching a pop fly that was supposed to burn me.” — Rick

“My highlight was getting a base hit.” — Tommy

“My highlight was running, having fun, and seeing (Coach) Natale slide … again.” — Eddie

“My highlight was (Coach Brandon) hitting the inside the park homerun. I think everyone had a great time.” — Sam D.

My highlight of the game was getting a run.” — Barron

“My highlight for the first game was having fun and doing what I was supposed to. My highlight for the second game was getting on base and getting my first run.” — Vincent

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Tough Loss for Bears

Tuesday’s humid evening put the Bears to a test against Liberty. The Bears’ offense looked good coming out the gate. Jimmy moved the offense down the field at a steady pace. The Bears were up 8-0 in quick fashion. But the Liberty Red Devils were pesky on offense and tied it up.

Back and forth the game went. The Bears pulled ahead 14-8. The Red Devils were trying to keep pace with the Bears, but their defense held strong. With an interception, the bears went into halftime with a commanding lead. The Bears were up 30-16 at the half.

Several missed calls for illegal contact  helped the Red Devils get back in the game and take the lead.

The Bears marched down the field to tie the game with one minute to play. The Red Devils ran out of time and penalties gave them the opportunity to toss an interception to Jimmy, closing out regulation play.

During overtime the Bears offense sputtered while the Red Devils put together a nice series to take the win, 36-42.

“Our guys are such warriors. They played hard and pulled for each other the entire game. Even with some questionable calls, our guys held their composure and battled through the game. I am proud of their hard work and determination. Under this kind of pressure it would have been easy for them to quit. They don’t know how to quit.”

-Coach Shep

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Bears Lose Flag Football 41-8

Two Big Bad Football Players

Tuesday’s flag football loss to the Easley Yellowjackets was by a wide margin, but the Bears have hope!

“We haven’t practiced much. We had two days notice for this game, so we have lots more work to do to improve,” Rick said. Rick played QB for this game and was besieged with interceptions. However, he also scored the only points of the game by picking off a pass in the opponents’ end zone and running it all the way back for six. He then threw a pass to Zach for the two point conversion.

“We played a team that has played together for years. We were nervous and missing some key players, but I expect them to bounce back tonight,” Athletic Director Yanic McDowell said.

Tonight’s game is against Wren at 8 p.m. No games will be held next week due to Spring Break for CCBS and most area schools, and the schedule resumes for the Bears on April10th. Hope to see you there.

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First Football Games

Last night the Bears played their first two games of the flag-football season. This year’s team is communicating well and playing hard.

There are a few photos below. The Bears will take the field again on Monday night for their next two games.

Go Bears!!

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2011 Flag-Football Schedule

The Bears flag-football schedule has arrived with our first two games on Monday night, April 4th. Check out the full schedule below. Games will also be listed in the “Upcoming Events” sidebar on the right side of this page.

Can you make it to a game? Please connect with your son’s Primary Counselor for additional details and directions. We look forward to cheering with you!

Monday, April 4th – 7:00 PM – v. Clemson
Monday, April 4th – 8:00 PM – v. Florida

Monday, April 11th – 7:00 PM – v. South Carolina
Monday, April 11th – 8:00 PM – v. Wren

Thursday, April 28th – 6:00 PM – v. Liberty 2
Thursday, April 28th – 7:00 PM – v. Georgia

Monday, May 2nd – 6:00 PM – v. Central Falcon
Monday, May 2nd – 7:00 PM – v. Liberty 1

Friday, May 13th – 6:00 PM – v. Florida State
Friday, May 13th – 7:00 PM – v. Wake Forest


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