Pictured above: Barry Creek’s Matthew Holiday watches the second tick away as the Dolphins dropped their 12th loss in a row to crosstown-rival Beaufort High. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
Host Beaufort High beat Battery Creek 27-14 in a high school football game last Thursday night. Beaufort High posted its 12th straight win over rival Battery Creek, a cross-town nemesis. The Dolphins lost after leading 14-10 in the third quarter.
Leading the Eagles to the win, Wyatt Sherpensky rushed 22 times for 234 yards and two touchdowns. Helping Beaufort High to the win, Omar Cummings rushed 1- time for 127 yards and one touchdown which proved to be the game-winning touchdown for the Eagles.
Special teams also fared well for the Eagles. Beaufort High kicker Will Durbin connected on field goals of 38 and 26 yards in the hard-fought win.
Battery Creek wasn’t without some highlights in the matchup. Leading the Battery Creek offensive effort, Tyrone Dilbert rushed 28 times for 165 yards and both of the Dolphins’ touchdowns. He scored on runs of 4 and 7 yards.
Battery Creek suffered a loss before the game was over as player Tyrone Washington was taken out of the game late in the fourth quarter. An update on Washington’s injury was not available at press time.
Both Beaufort High and Battery Creek are set to host home games this coming week. Beaufort High will host Manning on Friday, Sept. 25. Kickoff for the Beaufort High-Manning football game is set for 7:30 p.m. and Battery Creek will entertain Ridgeland-Hardeeville on Friday, Sept. 25. Kickoff for the Battery Creek-Ridgeland-Hardeeville football game is slated for 7:30 p.m.
From left: Beaufort’s Wyatt Sherpensky streaks ahead of Battery Creek’s Marshall Heyward; Kyleik MIddleton, left, (#25) and Drew Bachmann, center,(#61) create some running room for Connor Gruel as he keeps the ball against Battery Creek; Battery Creek Dolphin running back Alterell Chatman gets tackled by a host of Beaufort defenders; Making it look easy, Beaufort’s Wyatt Sherpensky, left, takes the hand off from Connor Gruel; Battery Creek quarterback Darius Brown, looks for his running back during the second quarter Thursday night against Beaufort High Eagles. Photos by Bob Sofaly.