The May River Sharks, playing the first game in school history, notched a lot of team firsts Friday night.
Tap Scott fired an 8-yard pass to Hunter Singletary for 8 yards on their opening snap. They hooked up again later for the initial first down in team history.
The early heroics weren’t enough, however, as May River fell 47-13 at Hanahan.
In the third quarter, Brandon Morales scored the first touchdown in Sharks history on a 7-yard run and Ryan Matovich’s first PAT try was good.
Ridge Dowe scored on a fumble recovery from 30 yards out on the next drive. It was the fifth turnover forced by the Sharks.
Jordan Barrow notched the first interception in school history and Ryan Sullivan had the Sharks’ first tackle.
Noah Middleton recovered logged May River’s first fumble recovery and caused a fumble after a Hanahan interception to get the ball back for his team.
May River will hit the road again next week to play Bluffton. Most of May River’s players attended Bluffton last year.
ST. JOHN’S CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 48, BEAUFORT ACADEMY 26
The Beaufort Academy Eagles got off to a good start before running out of steam.
Chris Boggs returned the opening kickoff 70 yards, but St. John’s recovered and wore the Eagles down with their speedy sideline-to-sideline defense.
“We did some good things, but we’ve got to work on conditioning,” Eagles coach Scott Richards said. “We weren’t in as good of shape as I thought.”
Kevin Williams got most of the work at quarterback for the Eagles, rushing 13 times for 131 yards and three scores. He also completed two of five passes for 67 yards.
Boggs chipped in 38 yards on the ground.
Defensively, Will Warren, Daniel Richards and Boggs recorded eight tackles each.
“There’s a lot to build on from this game,” Richards said. “We’ve got some film to look at and we know what game speed is like.”