Beaufort High beats Orangeburg-Wilkinson in high school football

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Beaufort High scored first and never trailed in its latest outing, defeating host Orangeburg-Wilkinson 23-13 last Friday night.

The Eagles, under the direction of head coach Mark Clifford, controlled the regular-season finale and fared well on offense, defense and special teams in the high school football game.

With the win, Beaufort High improved to 6-4 overall and 3-2 in Region 8-AAA. The victory allowed the Eagles to finish third in the region.

The Eagles led 20-0 before Orangeburg-Wilkinson answered with its first score.

Beaufort High Jawan Mack delivered a defensive touchdown when he returned an interception to the endzone.

Omar Cummings put Beaufort High on the scoreboard when he reached the endzone on a 1-yard run in the first quarter.

The Eagles also thrived on special teams as Brady Cormier connected on field goals of 34, 26 and 30 yards.

Beaufort High is headed to the State Playoffs when they visit Marlboro County on Friday, Nov. 7. The team will venture to Bennettsville for the postseason matchup.