Calling it "the best win I've had since I've been at Prep," Hilton Head Prep head football coach Kevin Wald was elated with the Dolphins' come-from-behind 28-16 win over Bethesda Academy (Ga.) on Friday evening at home in their season opener.
"That's a big win for us," Wald said. "(Bethesda) is new to SCISAA. They'll do well. They had athletes.
"But I though I our conditioning was what won the game in the third and fourth quarters."
The Dolphins (1-0) trailed 14-7 at the intermission but outscored the Blazers 21-2 the rest of the way.
Tyler Fox passed for two touchdowns -- one each to Brennan Mikell and John Larson -- and rushed for another score.
Noah Sulek, making the move from receiver to the backfield, had close to 100 yards, according to Wald, and rushed for a TD.
"I thought overall, the defense played very well, very steady all night, coming up big with several fourth-down stops inside the 40," Wald said. "I thought our special teams play was very solid, as well."
Bethesda Academy (0-1) lost its first game as a member of SCISA.