Beaufort Academy loses by one point to Faith Christian

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First-year Beaufort Academy football head coach Scott Richards witnessed his team miss out on multiple chances to get the win last Friday, Sept. 5. Playing in a rainstorm, visiting Faith Christian managed to narrowly edge the Eagles 44-43 in an SCISAA 8-man game.

Beaufort Academy’s Reyn Robinson runs over the defense during the first quarter against Faith Christian. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
Beaufort Academy’s Reyn Robinson runs over the defense during the first quarter against Faith Christian. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

With the close loss, Beaufort Academy dropped to 0-2.

The team, however, showed some improvement following its season-opening loss to W.W. King.

A fourth-and-long pass by Beaufort Academy missed its mark late in the game to end an Eagles drive that could have proven to be the game-winning possession.

Host Beaufort Academy also failed to convert on two-point conversions in the early-season matchup.

The Eagles jumped out in front early, outscoring Faith Christian 15-0. Faith Christian battled back to outscore Beaufort Academy 24-14 in the second quarter but the Eagles still clung to a 29-24 lead at halftime. Taking the lead after intermission, Faith Christian outscored BA 14-0 in the third quarter.

The Eagles will visit Henry Academy on Friday, Sept. 12, with kickoff for the game set for 7:30 p.m.

BA’s William Gallant, right, keeps his eyes on the Faith Christian quarterback during last Friday’s one-point loss, 43-44.
BA’s William Gallant, right, keeps his eyes on the Faith Christian quarterback during last Friday’s one-point loss, 43-44.
BA’s quarterback Clay Melville scrambles in the backfield as he evades a Faith Christian defender.
BA’s quarterback Clay Melville scrambles in the backfield as he evades a Faith Christian defender.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Beaufort Academy’s William Gallant puts pressure on the Faith Christian’s quarterback during the second quarter last Friday night at Merritt Field.
Beaufort Academy’s William Gallant puts pressure on the Faith Christian’s quarterback during the second quarter last Friday night at Merritt Field.