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Berry falls to Donoho 34-6


Shown is Berry’s Johnathan Locke (7) running with the ball during the Wildcats’ first-round playoff game against Donoho. Trailing on the play and attempting to block is Josh Williams (10). Also attempting to block is Houston Cannon (56). Shown running in to assist are Deason Nichols (2), Tyler Lollar (20), Isaac Darty (58) and Dylan Westbrooks (28). Pictured on the Berry sidelines are Trent Smith (3), Noah Morrison (52), Timothy Wright (25) and Matthew Morrison (54).

The Grateful Dead once sang about what a long, strange journey this has been. The Berry faithful who made the long trek to Calhoun County to see the Wildcats take on the Donoho Falcons could identify with this. The Wildcats were returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2016 and looking to avenge a week seven loss in the regular season to the Falcons. Berry controlled the clock during the game, but big plays by the Falcons were too much for the Wildcats to overcome as they fell 34-6.

Berry tops Mation Co. 39-35


Trent Smith (3) runs for a good gain against the Red Raiders.

The last home game of the year is always special. However, the six Wildcat seniors, in addition to playing their last regular season game at Fred Webster Stadium, had even more on their minds. A win by the Wildcats over the Marion County Red Raiders would ensure that Berry would be the three seed from Region 6 heading into the playoffs. The game was closely contested and would not be decided until the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats fought hard and walked away with a 39–35 victory.  

 

Pickens County defeats Berry


Tyler Smith (6) is shown running with the ball as Johnathan Locke (7) and Deason Nichols (2) attempt to block.

It was Senior Night at G.S. Spruill Stadium, as the seventh ranked Pickens County Tornadoes played host to the Berry Wildcats in a Region 6 contest. A win for the Tornadoes would ensure the region championship for Pickens Co., and the team would not disappoint the Tornado fans.

 

Berry holds homecoming festivities


Shown is the 2019 Homecoming Court at Berry High School. From left: Joe Earnest, Sydney Frost, Anthony Gant, Madison Broadhead, Chris Gann, Savannah Gann, Madison Frost, Hannah Frost, Chris Fields, Iannah Fields, Kevin Edmonson, Kyla Edmonson, Matthew Lollar and McKenna Lollar.

Berry celebrated homecoming on Oct. 11, and capped off the festivities with a 31-20 victory over the Brilliant Tigers.

Berry defeats Brilliant 31-20 on homecoming

Captains for Berry’s homecoming game against Brilliant were, from left: Isaac Darty (58), Johnathan Locke (7), Trent Smith (3) and Deason Nichols.

Homecoming is always an exciting time of year, full of seeing old friends, remembering great times, and celebrating history. Returning alumni always hope to see their old high school team do well, and the Wildcats’ fans who braved the rain were not disappointed. In a game that saw both teams struggle with penalties and the elements, the Wildcats took a 31–20 victory over the Brilliant Tigers.

Berry wins over Lynn 37-16


Trent Smith (3) is shown running as Matthew Morrison (54) blocks.

When wildcats and bears attack each other, it’s going to be the bear everyone thinks will win. However, the Berry Wildcats put up a winning fight on the Lynn Bears’ home turf Friday night, Oct. 4, and came out a winner by 21 points in a 37-16 win.

Berry loses heartbreaker to Donoho 17-14


Trent Smith (3) carries the ball for Berry as Matthew Morrison (54) and Houston Cannon (56) block.

The Berry Wildcats returned to Fred Webster Stadium to welcome the Donoho Falcons in the third-ever meeting between the two schools and the first to be played in Berry. The defenses from both teams set the tone of the game. In a game that would go back and forth all night, Donoho got the 17–14 victory on a late field goal.  Donoho won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff. Donoho put together an 11-play drive deep into Wildcat territory.

Berry spoils Meek’s homecoming 36-30


Tyler Lollar (20) is shown running for a big gain for Berry.

The Meek High Tigers had been preparing all week to face the Berry Wildcats Friday, Sept. 20, for homecoming. Even though it was a close game, Berry handed Meek the defeat 36-30.
Meek kicked off to Berry to start the game. The Wildcats immediately started to move the ball and after 41 yards, got the first touchdown with Johnathan Locke running the ball over the goal line. The PAT was no good, but Berry was up 6-0.

 

Berry Town Council approves FY 2020 budget



The Berry Town Council approved its fiscal year 2020 budget during its Sept. 9 meeting. Councilman Chris Rice was absent, with all other council members present for the meeting.
Berry Town Clerk Marie McClusky said that sales tax and business license fees have increased during the past year. Court revenue was projected to be approximately the same as last year, with interest for the general fund slightly higher due to an interest rate increase on the town’s certificate of deposit. Other revenues for the town were projected to be similar to the revenues from the previous year.