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The Beaufort High School Eagles take to the field prior the start of the Class 3A championship game against the Powdersville Patriots on Thursday in Columbia.

Beaufort High wins 3A state championship

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Kacy Fields dominated with 219 rushing yards and three touchdowns plus one more on a 93-yard kickoff return, Colton Phares added 198 yards on the ground with two scores, and the Eagles topped Powdersville 41-31 without attempting a pass at Benedict College on Thursday to capture the SCHSL 3A state championship and bring home Beaufort County’s first public school football state title since 1945. This story will be updated, but until then, enjoy these photos…

With a 10-point lead and less than a minute to play, Beaufort High School head football coach Bryce Lybrand is all smiles after the final time out during the Class 3A State Championship game against Powdersville on Thursday night in Columbia. The Eagles won the game 41-31 to become the Class 3A State Champions. Bob Sofaly/The Island News

Beaufort’s Colton Phares, right, spins away from the Powdersville defender and gains extra yards during the first half of thier Class 3A State Champioinship game Thursday night in Columbia. The Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-31. Bob Sofaly/The Island News
Beaufort High School students, also known as Kirkland’s Krazies, celebrate after their Eagles defeated the Powdersville Patriots from Greenville 41-31 to win the Class 3A State Championship on Thursday in Columbia. Bob Sofaly/The Island News
The last thing a would-be tackler sees before trying to bring down Beaufort’s Kacy Fields is his legendary “stff arm” to the face as seen here during the Eagle’s Class 3A State Championship game against Powdersville High School from Greeneville. The Eagles bested the Patriots 41-31 to become the new Class 3A state champions. Bob Sofaly/The Island News
Beaufort running back Kacy Fields, left, gets a good block from Colton Phares during the Class 3A State Championship game against the Patriots of Powdersvill on Thursday in Columbia. The Eages won the game 41-31 to become the undisputed state champions. Bob Sofaly/The Island News
Beaufort’s Kacy Fields high steps behind a key block from lineman Justin Weinberg, center right, during the Class 3A State Championship game against the Powdersville Patriots on Thursday in Columbia. The Eagles went to defeat the Patriots 41-31. Bob Sofaly/The Island News
Head referee Chris Horton chats with the Beaufort High School Eagle mascot prior to the start of the Class 3A State Chamionship game between the Beaufort Eagles and the Powdersville Patriots on Thursday in Columbia. The mascot was not charged with any “fouls” during the game. Bob Sofaly/The Island News
Beaufort’s Colton Phares gets grabbed during the first half of the Eagle’s Class 3A championship game against the Patriots of Powdersville from Greenville on Thursday night in Columbia. The Eagles went on the win the game 41-31. Bob Sofaly/The Island News
Beaufort High School head football coach Bryce Lybrand holds up the Class 3A State Champion trophy for all to see after defeating Powdersville of Greenville 41-31, Thursday night in Columbia. Bob Sofaly/The Island News
Beaufort High School head football coach Bryce Lybrand gets the traditional Gatorade bath after his Eagles defeated the Patriots of Powdersville 41-31, Thursday in Columbia to become the Class 3A State Champions. Bob Sofaly/The Island News
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