From staff reports
The Beaufort High boys tennis team departed Beaufort in style on Friday on its way to Saturday’s 4-A state championship match against A.C. Flora in Florence.
With a police escort, the Eagles made their way across the Woods Memorial Bridge and into downtown Beaufort. Fans, friends and family lined both sides of Bay Street as the team passed by.
In one of their best seasons ever, Coach David Riedmayer’s Eagles finished with a perfect region record (12-0) on their way to the state championship. Unfortunately, Beaufort (15-2) fell one match short, dropping a close state title match, 4-2.
“Coach Stone and I are very proud of the boys for their never-give-up attitude and making history with the best run Beaufort High has ever had,” Riedmayer said. “We will be back in the state championship next season.”