Battery Creek’s trio of running backs and tough defense led the way in a 55-22 rout of Ridgeland-Hardeeville on Friday night at Battery Creek. The win was the first of the season for Battery Creek (1-4).
According to Dolphins head coach Jim Shuman, Tyrone Dilbert rushed for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns.
“He played like a man tonight,” Shuman said. “Short yardage, long yardage, it didn’t matter.”
Alterell Chapman added 125 yards and two touchdowns, and Marshall Heyward had two more rushing touchdowns. Heyward also had 12 tackles on defense
“They were work horses tonight,” Shuman said. “And our offensive line played extremely well.”
The Dolphins defense forced five turnovers, including a Porter Mahan interception.
Sonja Jones led the way with 15 tackles, and Justin Cochran added nine tackles.
Jimmy Lawrence recorded two sacks.
“Going into region play, we viewed this as the start because we finally got to play a 2-A team,” Shuman said. “We built on momentum from a good performance against Beaufort.”
Battery Creek fumbled in end zone to give Ridgeland-Hardeeville (1-4) its first touchdown.
Frank Fields caught a deep pass for a score, and Desjon Fraser scored on a sweep in the third quarter to account for the Jaguars’ points.