High School Football

Football Roundup, Aug. 25: Wando shuts out Beaufort High

Hilton Head Prep wins in Wald's debut as coach

info@islandpacket.comAugust 25, 2012 

Wando 37, Beaufort High 0

Wando quarterback Christian Hart threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns, and Casey Clawson kicked three field goals to lead Wando over Beaufort in Mount Pleasant.

The Warriors threw early and often as Hart had nearly 200 passing yards at halftime. For the game, the 6-foot-4, 155-pound senior completed 14 of 22 passes, while throwing to five different receivers. Nathaniel Wright caught five passes for 125 yards and one TD, while Rudder Brown hauled in five passes for 122 yards and one touchdown.

Chance Price blocked a Beaufort punt, scooped up the loose ball, and raced 32 yards for the TD late in the opening quarter.

After giving up 72 rushing yards to Beaufort on their first two offensive possessions, the Warriors limited the Eagles to five first downs over the next two quarters.

Hilton Head Prep 15, Colleton Prep 14

Charlie Wilmot hit Logan Clark with a 40-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter, and the Dolphins held off a late scoring attempt by Colleton Prep as time expired to give Kevin Wald a victory in his debut as Hilton Head Prep's coach.

Hilton Head Prep (1-0) trailed 14-3 at halftime, its only points coming on a 37-yard field goal by Clark in the second quarter.

Sophomore Zenon Parker scored on a 45-yard run in the third quarter to cut the home team's lead to 14-9, before the Dolphins took the lead for good on Wilmot's scoring strike to Clark.

Colleton Prep (1-1) moved the ball inside the 25-yard line with 30 seconds left, but with no timeouts left, the Warhawks failed to get their field goal unit set up to kick before time expired.

Austin Baker led Hilton Head Prep's strong defense with 17 tackles.

"Our kids just gave a tremendous effort tonight," Wald said. "It was amazing what they did on the field. We made a lot of mistakes, we had a lot of penalties, but we made up for it with a tremendous effort."

The Dolphins play their home opener at 5 p.m. Friday against Laurence Manning.

Thomas Heyward Academy 40, Bible Baptist 14

JD Tuten had two rushing touchdowns and passed for two more scores to lead the Rebels to the win in Savannah.

Tuten finished with 18 carries for 125 yards to lead Thomas Heyward (2-0). He also had touchdown passes to Andrew Fowler and Forrest Richardson.

Ryan Day had 18 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown, and Davis Owens added a rushing touchdown for the Rebels, who play at Calhoun Academy on Friday.

Jefferson Davis Academy 40, Beaufort Academy 6

A disastrous second quarter helped send the Eagles to defeat in their season opener in Blackville in a SCISAA 8-man contest.

Gibson Achurch scored on a 3-yard quarterback keeper in the first quarter, and Beaufort Academy (0-1) went into the second quarter trailing 14-6. Jefferson Davis (1-0) then scored on a pair of special teams returns and pounced on an Eagles fumble to set up another score, and went into halftime with a 34-6 lead.

The home team tacked on six more points in the third quarter to finish the scoring.

"We were not hitting on all cylinders tonight," Beaufort Academy coach Wheatley Alford said. "We came out and were missing some blocks offensively. We're not in sync. Maybe it was just first-game jitters, first game on the road, but we were just not playing well at all."

Senior Bryan Strawn and Achurch led the Eagles on defense with 7 1/2 tackles each, and eighth-grader Gavin Palmer had 6 1/2 tackles and a fumble recovery.

The Eagles have their home opener at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Ridge Christian.

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