Beaufort High falls to Hanahan

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The Beaufort High School Eagles couldn’t come up with the right combination against the unbeaten Hawks of Hanahan High School last Friday night at Eagle Stadium. Beaufort High fell to Hanahan on Senior Night in a Region 8-AAA game 24-14.

Beaufort dropped to 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the region.

Hanahan held the Eagles to 70 rushing yards. The Hawks edged homestanding Beaufort High 7-6 in the opening quarter and led 17-14 at halftime.

Beaufort High School’s Alex Tokar (#54) and Tyler Clancy (#22) bring down the Hanahan ball carrier.
Beaufort High School’s Alex Tokar (#54) and Tyler Clancy (#22) bring down the Hanahan ball carrier.

Wyatt Sherpensky scored Beaufort High’s first touchdown on a 1-yard run with less than one minute remaining in the initial period. The PAT kick that would have tied the game failed, though.

The Eagles scored their second touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Courtney Piatt to Omar Cummings with just under one minute remaining in the second quarter. Piatt capped his touchdown pass with a successful two-point conversion run. Piatt also completed seven of 15 passes for 82 yards and the one score for the Eagles.

Keaton Butler hauled in five receptions for 62 yards for the Eagles.

Leading Beaufort High’s rushing attack, Jeffrey Tookes took 16 carries for 48 yards.

Beaufort High is set to meet Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Orangeburg.

 

After tipping the ball away from a Hanahan defender, Omar Cummings reaches out and catches the pass late in the first half and scores. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
After tipping the ball away from a Hanahan defender, Omar Cummings reaches out and catches the pass late in the first half and scores. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
Beaufort High running back Jeffrey Tookes, right, gets a big block from Cody Pender and looks for daylight as the Hanahan defense closes in on him last Friday night at Eagle Stadium. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
Beaufort High running back Jeffrey Tookes, right, gets a big block from Cody Pender and looks for daylight as the Hanahan defense closes in on him last Friday night at Eagle Stadium. Photos by Bob Sofaly.