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Girls Soccer All Decade Teams

Posted by Beech High School at Aug 7, 2020 10:56AM PDT
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The staff at beechathletics.com has done exhaustive research over the last 6 months trying to come up with these teams. The choices were tough but in the end we thought it is a good representative sample of the first 4 decades of Beech Girls Soccer.
We started looking at All County teams, All Midstate teams and All State teams. We also looked at girls who went on to play college soccer as well. Beech only had one girls soccer team in the 1980’s. It was 1986 and little or no info was found after the organization of the team. We found that they started with 24 and ended up with 11. The girls team was restarted in 1992. A lot of new info has been found as far as records and things go.

WE had planned to have everyone in for a game and announce the players at a game this year, but due to Covid the number of fans has been greatly reduced this season. So we plan on having everyone in NEXT fall for proper salute and introductions for being named to the All Decade teams.! This will give everyone a whole year to make plans!! We are very sorry about this as well… go to beechathletics.com to see the announcement!

The document BHS_Girls_Soccer_All_Decade_Teams.pdf was attached to this post.

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A short history of BHS football.

The document 40th_Ann._Buc_Sports_Football_History_Edition.pdf was attached to this post.

Football All Decade Teams

Posted by Beech High School at Aug 7, 2020 6:22AM PDT
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The staff at beechathletics.com has done exhaustive research over the last 6 months trying to come up with these teams. The choices were tough but in the end we thought it is a good representative sample of the first 4 decades of Beech football.
We started looking at All County teams, All Midstate teams and All State teams. In some cases we had to look at number of individual game performances to seperate players. BHS has been very fortunate to have had some great coaches and players since day 1.
Not many schools have a coach, like Bob Cummings, who had coached in the SEC, ACC and in the NFL. We have had several all state players including 7 running backs, 4 linebackers, 2 defensive backs and a kick returner.

WE had planned to have everyone in for a game and announce the players at a game this year, but due to Covid the number of fans has been greatly reduced this season. So we plan on having everyone in NEXT fall for proper salute and introductions for being named to the All Decade teams.! This will give everyone a whole year to make plans!! We are very sorry about this as well…

The document Beech_HS_Football_All_Decade_Teams.pdf was attached to this post.

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We will announce the All Decade teams for Football and Girls Soccer on Friday August 7th. BHS opened it’s hallways in August of 1980. Composed of HHS and White House students mostly, the school quickly became a power in football, girls basketball and won the AA State Tournament in baseball in its second year of existence. 40 years have passed since the opening of the school and this year we will celebrate by announcing All Decade teams for most sports. Some we are unable to do at this time due to inadequate record keeping (still researching) and hope to get those done at some point this year!! This fall we will feature football and girls soccer. We plan on having the All Decade team members at a game and announcing their names to celebrate them and BHS achievements over the years. Spread the word to all Bucs!!

The 80's Decade Top 5 Games!

Posted by Beech High School at Jul 27, 2020 2:14PM PDT
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1. 1981 – 23-22 win over Greenbrier. Hoy Grimm knocks home the winner from 43 yards out with 1:15 left on the clock to earn the Bucs their first ever District Title and first ever top 10 state ranking.
2. 1981 – 21-14 win over Livingston Academy in the Bucs first ever playoff game. The Bucs led at the half thanks to a 103 yard interception return by Guy Neal.
3. 1985 – 15-10 win over Mt. Juliet. The Bucs scored on a Duke Porter to Jeff Whittaker TD pass with one second left on the clock
4. 1986 – 7-6 win over HHS. JC Brinkley and company block a 42 yard FG attempt on the last play of the game to preserve the win.
5. 1980 – 21-20 win over White House. The Bucs got the ball on their own 32 yard line with 2:19 remaining in the contest and drove the length of the field to score. Rather than play for OT, the Bucs went for the 2 point conversion and the win. Most of the offensive starters were playing at White House a year earlier before BHS opened in the fall of 1980.

All of these stories have corresponding newspaper articles on our Facebook page – Beech High School Athletics https://www.facebook.com/Beech-High-School-Athletics-269814253043003/?ref=bookmarks