High School Sports

Beaufort Academy bested by Trinity, 34-8

Beaufort Academy lost starting quarterback Gibson Achurch to a deep thigh bruise in the second quarter Friday night in windy Darlington, and the Eagles went on to drop their second game of the season, losing 34-8 at Trinity Collegiate in a SCISAA 8-man football matchup.

Third-string quarterback Jack Griffith scored on a 15-yard keeper late in the fourth quarter to break the shutout, and Billy Dailey added the two-point conversion.

The Eagles (0-2) had a pair of defensive breakdowns in the first half that led to touchdowns for Trinity, and then three third-quarter turnovers led to three more scores for the home team.

"That's the ballgame; that's where they scored all their points," Beaufort Academy coach Wheatley Alford said.

Beaufort Academy finished with 212 rushing yards, led by Griffith's 71 yards on five carries. Dailey added 67 yards on 11 carries in his first action of the season. Dailey had 33 receiving yards and Griffith added 30.

Hunter Bradshaw led the Eagles defense with seven tackles. Griffith added five tackles and a fumble recovery, and Dailey had five tackles.

Beaufort Academy plays its home opener next week, hosting W.W. King at 7:30 p.m. Friday.