Beaufort Academy shuts out St. John’s Christian, 40-0


Photo above: Beaufort Academy’s #14 Mack Griffith catches a 33-yard touchdown pass. Photo courtesy of Michael Kaneshige.

The Beaufort Academy football team rolled to its third win on Friday night, shutting out visiting St. John’s Christian 40-0. With the win, Beaufort Academy improved to 3-4. Remaining winless, St. John’s Christian slipped to 0-7 with the loss.

The Eagles, under the guidance of head coach Scott Richards, thrived throughout the matchup. Victorious Beaufort Academy dominated from the opening kickoff until the final buzzer. Beaufort Academy excelled offensively, defensively and on special teams in the second-half of the regular-season contest.

Leading the Eagles defensively, Jackson Spratling posted a game-high 12 tackles, including five tackles for losses. Following closely behind Spratling in the Beaufort Academy defensive category, Michael Webb added 11 tackles, five of which were stops for losses.

Offensively for productive Beaufort Academy, Cain Richards rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns. Contributing on the offensive side, Spratling rushed for 46 yards and two touchdowns. Through the air, Beaufort Academy quarterback Alec Melville completed 3-of-5 passes for 68 yards and one touchdown. Melville hooked up with teammate Mack Griffith on a 33-yard touchdown pass.

Aiding the Beaufort Academy offensive attack on the ground, Melville added 30 rushing yards. In addition to the victory over St. John’s Christian, Beaufort Academy has posted wins over King Academy and Cathedral Academy.

Beaufort Academy is scheduled to visit Mt. Pleasant for a regular-season game versus Coastal Christian Prep on Friday, October 16.

From left: Beaufort Academy’s #2 Cain Richards scores one of his three touchdowns; Mack Griffith (#14) blocks John’s Christian’s defense as Thomas Roddy (#7) blasts through for a first down; #80 Christopher Boggs, #14 Mack Griffith, and #21 Kevin Williams on defense as the Eagles shut out St. John’s Christian 40-0 on Friday night; Beaufort Academy with a touchdown! Photos courtesy of Michael Kaneshige.

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