OP fall athletes enjoying solid successes
Orangeburg – Led by a state title contending football team, the fall sports season at Orangeburg Prep has been quite successful as the campaign winds down.
The seasons are complete in all fall sports except football and the Indians continue to be one of the top contenders for the SCISA class AAA state title.
Entering the October 25th game against Cardinal Newman, the Indians were 8-1 on the season with the only loss coming to unbeaten Wilson Hall.
Senior quarterback Marion McCurry continues his fine season, completing 63 percent of his pass attempts for 1,774 yards and 19 touchdowns. McCurry has completed 99-of-158 passes.
Senior running back Michael Pascoe has rushed for 1,033 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Senior Cameron Thompson has rushed for 186 yards while McCurry has gained 179 yards.
Seniors Derek Andrews and Calder West are the top receivers. Andrews has caught 46 passes for 1,124 yards and 14 touchdowns. Andrews also has returned two punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns.
West has 25 receptions for 359 yards and four touchdowns.
The Indians are averaging 379 yards and 33.5 points per game this season offensively.
On defense, senior linebacker Reeves Connely is the top tackler with 123 total hits. Senior Will Reynolds has 99 tackles and sophomore Hart Harley has 68 total tackles. Senior Ryan Davis has 67 tackles and senior Charlie Sutcliffe has 65 total hits, including seven for loss and 5.5 sacks. Sutcliffe also leads the team with 11 quarterback hurries and eight knockdowns.
The Indians are allowing 253.7 yards and 14.3 points per game this season.
The OP volleyball team completed its season with losses to Hilton Head Christian and Ashley Hall in the SCISA Class AAA state tournament. Orangeburg Prep finished the season with a 28-9 record and was the Co-Region Champions.
Senior Ali Stephens led OP in kills (158), aces (86) and blocks (58). Senior Grayson Goodwin had 107 kills and senior Rose Ulmer had 101 kills.
Senior Sami Hooker had 70 aces and sophomore Ashlyn Fralix had 66. Junior Alexis Baltzegar was second on the team in blocks with 22. Senior Tatum Watford led the team with 200 digs and senior Rose Ulmer had 174. Hooker led the team with 282 assists.
The girls’ tennis team finished with a 9-6 record and was the region runner-up with a 4-2 record. Senior Taylor Whisnant finished the season with a 10-5 record as the number one singles player this fall. Senior Carolina Summers finished 9-6 at number two and senior Mary Katherine Bamberg finished 8-5 at number three singles.
Freshman Sarah Paige Bozardt was 10-5 at number four singles and freshman Addison Walter finished 10-5 at number five singles. Senior Holden Terry finished with an 8-7 record at number six singles.