The Beaufort Academy football team earned its first win in the 2015 season on Friday night. In its latest outing, Beaufort Academy pulled away to defeat visiting King Academy 47-6 in a high school football matchup that proved to be lopsided in the end. With the win, Beaufort Academy evened its record to 1-1. King Academy dropped to 0-2 with the loss. The Eagles, under the direction of head coach Scott Richards, moved ahead early and never faltered in the highly-anticipated prep gridiron contest.
A pair of Beaufort Academy running backs rushed for over 100 yards and two touchdowns apiece. Pacing Beaufort Academy offensively, Jackson Spratling rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles. Accompanying Spratling in the 100-yard rushing column, Cain Richardson ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
Setting the tone early, Beaufort Academy quarterback Alec Melville hooked up with receiver Kevin Williams on a 36-yard touchdown pass to put the Eagles on the scoreboard.
Defensively, Williams and Thomas Roddy led Beaufort Academy with nine tackles apiece. Another talented Beaufort Academy defensive player, Mac Griffith, posted a pair of interceptions.
Beaufort Academy worked its way into the win column after dropping a season-opener to Andrew Jackson Academy on Friday, Aug 21. The Eagles will visit Faith Christian for their next game on Friday, Sept. 4. Kickoff for the Beaufort Academy-Faith Christian football game is set for 7:30 p.m. in Summerville.