Photo above: Beaufort Academy players Mack Griffith (#14), Will Warren (#70), and Kevin Williams (#21) after their win Friday night. Photo courtesy of Michael Kaneshige.
Beaufort Academy defeated visiting Cathedral Academy 46-18 in a high school football game on Friday night which was quickly dubbed “The Fog Bowl” by local photographers covering the game.
With the win, Beaufort Academy improved to 2-4. The Eagles used a four-player rushing attack to churn out 416 yards en route to the mid-season victory. Leading Beaufort Academy on the ground, Jackson Spratling rushed for 158 yards and one touchdown. Spratling tore through the Cathedral Academy defense throughout the game.
Following Spratling in the Beaufort Academy rushing column, Cain Richards contributed 130 yards and one touchdown for the Eagles. Alec Melville rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns as Beaufort Academy triumphed. Another Beaufort Academy back, Thomas Roddy, contributed 52 yards and one touchdown to the win.
Beaufort Academy excelled offensively throughout the matchup. Melville, an experienced quarterback, completed a touchdown pass to Mac Griffith. The Eagles, under the guidance of head coach Scott Richards, also thrived defensively.
Defensively for Beaufort Academy, Chris Boggs and Michel Webb registered interceptions.
Earlier in the season, Beaufort Academy beat King Academy 47-6. The Eagles have suffered losses to Andrew Jackson Academy, Faith Christian, Henry Academy and Ridge Christian Academy.
Beaufort Academy has regular-season games remaining versus Charleston Collegiate, St. John’s Christian Academy, Coastal Christian Prep, Andrew Jackson Academy and James Island Christian. The Eagles are scheduled to visit Charleston Collegiate on Friday, Oct. 2. Kickoff for the Beaufort Academy-Charleston Collegiate football game is set for 7:30 p.m. on John’s Island.