Dolphins win thriller over Jaguars

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Battery Creek’s Elijah Dean (9) goes up to catch the ball but can’t hang on during the second quarter against Ridgeland-Hardeville on Friday at BCHS. Battery Creek won the Homecoming game 13-12.

Photo above: Ridgeland-Hardeville quarterback Jertaveon Smalls gets hauled down by Battery Creek’s Myles Middleton during the second quarter of Friday’s Region 8-3A game at BCHS. The Dolphins came alive during the fourth quarter of the Homecoming game to win 13-12, claiming their second consecutive win. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

Battery Creek rallied in the fourth quarter for its second consecutive Region 8-3A win, beating visiting Ridgeland-Hardeeville 13-12 on Friday.

The Dolphins are now assured of at least the No. 3 seed in the Class 3A playoffs following an 0-6 start.

The game was scoreless until the second half, when the Dolphins finally broke through for a 7-0 lead on Gabriel Singleton’s touchdown run.

The Jaguars answered with a pair of touchdowns to take a 12-7 lead, but Battery Creek’s Jordan Gwyn threw a touchdown pass to Kyseem Jabar in the final minute to claim the victory.

Singleton rushed for 76 yards and a score on 12 carries, and Gwyn was 4-for-8 passing for 94 yards and a touchdown and had an interception on defense. The Dolphins’ defense recorded six tackles for loss and three sacks. 

Battery Creek (2-6, 2-1) travels to undefeated May River next Friday while Ridgeland-Hardeeville (2-5, 0-2) hosts Wade Hampton.

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