Cadets not apologizing for Class AA success

Cadets not apologizing for Class AA success

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It seems there's one in every sport: Duke basketball. Alabama football. The New York Yankees. It's the team that everyone loves to root against.

For the last several years in Georgia's Class AA, that role has been filled by the Benedictine Cadets.

BC claimed the state baseball title Monday night, their third state championship of the spring after winning the soccer and tennis titles earlier in the month.

Since 2014, the Cadets have won seven team state titles. That success, along with being one of only two private schools in Class AA, has drawn the ire of several other schools in the classification.

Benedictine is moving up to Class AAA next school year, and many will be happy to see them go. But the Cadets aren't sweating the jump or the criticism of their winning.

"We are who we are. We like to think that we excel, and it's just the way it is athletically and academically," says Benedictine athletic director Tom Palmer.  "Frankly, I think we'll do very well in AAA. All that negativity about us dominating AA, I don't think we have to apologize for it."

The Cadets will join Region 3-AAA in 2018, aligning with the Chatham County Public Schools and Southeast Bulloch.