Battery Creek drops game to Academic Magnet

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Photo above: BCHS’s De’marquis Gadson, left, makes the tackle during the first quarter against Academic Magnet. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

The Battery Creek football team had a three-game winning streak halted last Friday in a heartbreaker. Visiting Academic Magnet of North Charleston managed to edge Battery Creek 21-20 in the Region 6-AA game. Battery Creek dropped to 3-5 overall and 2-1 in Region 6-AA with the loss. It was also Homecoming at BCHS.

With the win, Academic Magnet improved to 7-1 overall and 2-1 in the region.

A pair of Battery Creek players were responsible for all three of the Dolphins’ touchdowns in the late-season matchup. Leading the Dolphins offensively, Alterell Chatman rushed for two touchdowns. Another Battery Creek back, Tyrone Dilbert, added another rushing touchdown. The Battery Creek defense found itself hampered as leading tackler Sonja Jones played the game in a cast following a ligament tear that he suffered in his thumb. De’Marquis Gadson helped to lead the
Dolphins defensively.

Prior to suffering the loss to Academic Magnet, Battery Creek had notched back-to-back-to-back wins over Ridgeland-Hardeeville, Garrett Academy of Technology and North Charleston.

The Dolphins are scheduled to entertain longtime rival Whale Branch at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30.

From left: In a show of solidarity during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Battery Creek Dolphins wore pink leggings and used pink towels during their Homecoming game Friday at Dolphin Field; Friday night was Homecoming at Battery Creek High School. Crowned the 2015 Homecoming King and Queen were Dominque Padilla and Brian Singleton. The pair were crowned at halftime by school principal Edmond Burnes; Daquan Dilbern left, gets wrapped up by an Academic Magnet defender during the second quarter;  Battery Creek quarter back Darius Brown, center, gets ready to hand off the ball to Alterell Chatman. Photos by Bob Sofaly.