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A championship send-off

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Bob Sofaly Photo Family and friends of members of the Beaufort High School tennis team lined up on both sides of Bay Street to wish the well Friday afternoon. The team will be playing for the covet State Championship title against A.C. Flora on Saturday in Florence.

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.” 

The Beaufort High School tennis team gets an official Beaufort sendoff on Friday, May 14, including a police escort by both the Beaufort Police Department and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office as it heads to Florence to compete against A.C. Flora for the State 4-A tennis championship held Saturday, May 15. Here, the convoy makes its way over the Richard V. Woods Memorial Bridge with sirens screaming and well-wishers applauding. Top picture: Family and friends lined up on both sides of Bay Street to wish the team luck. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

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