winter guard from Allen County-Scottsville High School placed eighth in a field
of 22 guards Saturday at the Winter Guard International Knoxville Regionals in
Knoxville, Tennessee. The prestigious competition featured guards
from eight states; Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina,
Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
In the preliminary round, AC-S earned a score of 71.28 to place 10th. Green
Hope High School from Cary, North Carolina captured preliminary honors with a
score of 75.19.
The score and placement earned the guard the opportunity to compete in
the finals portion of the program Saturday evening. In competition against 10
guards, AC-S’s unit earned a score of 70.36, eighth overall in the finals. Fort
Mill High School from South Carolina recorded a score of 76.68 to win the
This year, Axis’ routine is centered on the lost colony of Roanoke
Virginia from the mid-1500s. English settlers coming to join the colony could
not locate the group with the only clue as to their disappearance being the
word “Croatoan” carved into a tree---Croatoan being the name of a local Indian
tribe. Axis’ performance, attire, and props revolves around the lost colony
theme. The JV guard’s 2018 show revolves around a 1950s-style gender-roles
performance based on the Jennifer Lopez song entitled “Ain’t Your Mama.”
The Axis varsity and the junior varsity guards are registered for
additional competitions at Summit High School in Spring Hill (TN) on March 3,
Barren County on March 10, and Spring Hill High School in Spring Hill on March
24. AC-S will also participate in the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit championships
scheduled for Saturday, April 7 at Western Kentucky University.