Beaufort High falls to Colleton County in opener

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Beaufort High dropped its season opener, falling to Colleton County last Friday night. Colleton County pulled away to win 32-20 in the early-season high school football matchup. The Eagles suffered their first loss to Colleton County since the 2006 season.

Beaufort High executed well at times during the season opener. Offensively, Jeffrey Tookes rushed for two touchdowns and a two-point conversion and Keaton Butler hauled in a touchdown reception from quarterback Courtney Piatt, who was making his first start at the signal-caller position.

Defensively for the Eagles, Nathan Parker recorded an interception while Malcolm Simmons forced a fumble and made the recovery.

The Beaufort High football team is under the direction of head coach Mark Clifford.

Beaufort High will be back in action at Bluffton on Friday, Sept. 5.