High School Football

Prep Football Roundup, Oct. 22

Beaufort High notches first region win of season

info@islandpacket.comOctober 22, 2011 

Beaufort High 28, Colleton County 7

JaClay Mixon had a pair of first-half touchdown runs as the Eagles picked up their first Region 8-AAAA win of the season while sending Colleton County to its 21st consecutive loss.

Mixon scored on a 9-yard run in the first quarter and added a 1-yarder in the second to put the Eagles (4-5 overall, 1-2 region) ahead 14-0. Jordan Broussard scored on a 15-yard reception from Alex Gregory later in the second quarter to push the lead to 21-0 by halftime.

Colleton County (0-9, 0-3) got on the board late in the third quarter, but Ryan Allen's 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave Beaufort High a 21-point cushion again.

Beaufort High plays at Summerville on Friday.

Whale Branch 45, Bethune-Bowman 0

Huge nights by Dee Delaney and Brandon Morton helped Whale Branch get back to .500 in Region 5-A.

Morton passed for more than 350 yards and had five touchdown throws, three going to Delaney. Delaney -- one of the Whale Branch players coming off a two-game suspension for a skirmish with Ridgeland -- also had a two-point conversion reception and made two interceptions on the defensive side. He returned one of those picks 60 yards for a touchdown.

Josh Fields had touchdown catches of 50 and 45 yards, and John Little scored on a 60-yard run for the Warriors (6-3 overall, 3-3 region).

Trey Nelson, Andrew Byam and Jay Delaney -- playing his first game of the season after a shoulder injury -- led the Warriors' defense to the shutout.

Whale Branch hosts Bamberg-Ehrhardt for senior night on Friday.

Hilton Head Prep 50, First Baptist 0

L.J. Orage rushed for a touchdown and also returned two punts for scores as the Dolphins dominated their SCISAA Region 2-AA opponent.

Prep (5-3 overall, 3-1 region) bolted out to a 38-0 lead after one quarter and was able to get plenty of action for its bench players with next week's showdown at Hilton Head Christian Academy looming.

Teron Daley had a rushing touchdown, and senior lineman Dylan Powell got a carry, making the most of it with a 5-yard TD run.

Eighth-grade quarterback Aidan Hegarty didn't need to do much in his first start, but was an efficient 3-for-5 passing for 72 yards and a touchdown -- a 31-yard scoring strike to Jon Dillon.

Noah Sulek led the Dolphins with 66 rushing yards on 13 carries.

Austin Baker led the Prep defense with 11 tackles. Zen Wiggins had five tackles, a sack, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble. Keylan Hanna contributed six tackles, a sack and a safety, and Logan Mallett had six tackles and a sack. John Larson had an interception and Marc Halseth had a fumble recovery.

Colin White made two field goals (23, 32) and also had six tackles on defense.

It was the eighth time this season the Hurricanes (0-10, 0-4) have been shut out.

Clarendon Hall 60, Beaufort Academy 6

Clarendon Hall remained undefeated in SCISAA 8-man football, taking a 54-6 lead by halftime and shutting down the Eagles the rest of the way.

Jack Griffith had a 60-yard catch-and-run touchdown from Gibson Achurch in the first quarter, but Beaufort Academy (2-8 overall, 1-4 Region 2) couldn't muster much else against the stingy Saints.

Griffith finished with five receptions for 91 yards and added 41 rushing yards on six carries. Achurch was 8 of 13 passing for 135 yards.

Griffith led the defense with eight tackles, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. Hunter Bradshaw also cause a fumble and recovered one. Junior defensive tackle Brian Strong had one tackle for loss and played a solid game inside, according to coach Wheatley Alford.

Beaufort Academy wraps up its season next week at Faith Christian in Summerville.

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