Beaufort Academy falls to Patrick Henry Academy

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Beaufort Academy fullback Jaxon Spratling gets hauled down.
Beaufort Academy fullback Jaxon Spratling gets hauled down.

Pictured above: Beaufort Academy’s Alec Melville (#5) carries the American flag and leads the Eagles onto the field Friday night. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

Host Beaufort Academy caused turnovers early but couldn’t capitalize nor keep up with Patrick Henry Academy in the scoring column in its latest outing. As a result, visiting Patrick Henry Academy pulled away to win 48-7 in the high school football game on Friday night.

Beaufort Academy suffered its second straight setback. With the lopsided loss, Beaufort Academy dropped to 1-3.

The victory allowed Patrick Henry Academy to remain undefeated. Patrick Henry Academy moved to 4-0 with the impressive win.  Securing an early lead, Patrick Henry Academy led 18-0 at the conclusion of the first quarter.

Adding to its advantage after the initial quarter, Patrick Henry Academy outscored the Eagles 24-0 in the second period to lead 42-0 at halftime. Mac Griffith scored Beaufort Academy’s only touchdown on a 6-yard run in the third quarter.  Leading the Eagles on the ground, Cain Richards rushed 13 times for 123 yards. Alec Melville led the Beaufort Academy defensive effort with 11 tackles. Directly behind Melville in the defensive category, Richards added nine tackles.

BA’s quarterback scrambles to safety as he tries to gain yards.
BA’s quarterback scrambles to safety as he tries to gain yards.

During the game, Beaufort Academy lost senior lineman Michael Webb to a knee injury. It wasn’t known at press time how long Webb would be sidelined.

Beaufort Academy is scheduled to visit Ridge Christian Academy in Summerville on Friday, Sept. 18. The kickoff time for the Beaufort Academy-Ridge Christian Academy football game was unavailable at press time.

Photos by Bob Sofaly.