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Nov. 12-18 Sports Week in Review: Football season ends, athletes honored

High school football season in Bladen County came to a close, two West Bladen athletes were honored as the league’s best and an East Bladen basketball player makes her college choice during the week of Nov. 12-18.

Junior Jalil Hutcherson rushed for 167 yards and made a key interception to lead Wilson Beddingfield to a 14-12 victory over East Bladen on Friday, Nov. 16 in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2A football play-offs.

“I am proud of my guys. They had a good year,” East Bladen coach Robby Priest. “We kind of overachieved, but we will get back to work and start rebuilding. I feel bad for the seniors.”

The Eagles finished their season with a 9-3 record.


West Bladen’s Raegan Davis and Savannah Lee were named Three Rivers Conference Players of the Year in their respective sports.

Davis was selected in volleyball. She led the Lady Knights to a tie for third place in the TRC Class 2A standings with a 10-8 league record and an 11-9 overall mark. Raegan matched the accomplishment of her sister Mallory who was named Four County Player of the Year in her senior season.


Lee was named girls’ tennis Player of the Year. She led the Lady Knights to the Three Rivers championship, was the TRC singles runner-up and reached the State Class 2A Singles round of 16 where she lost to three-time singles state champion Zoe Huffman.

With many of her friends, family, coaches and administrators in attendance, East Bladen senior Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson celebrated her dream of continuing her basketball career on Thursday, Nov. 15 by signing to play next season at UNC-Pembroke.

Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson (center)
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