Eagles bounce back to blast Bobcats

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Above: Beaufort quarterback Tyler Haley passed for 327 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-12 blowout of Bluffton on Friday in Bluffton. 


A week after seeing its hopes of a third straight region title upended, Beaufort High bounced back in a big way Friday, blowing out Bluffton 45-12 on the road to lock up the No. 2 seed in the Class 4A playoffs.

Beaufort’s Tyler Haley had a monster game, completing 14 of 20 passes for 327 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions and adding a rushing score. He connected with Zyrin Odom four times for 114 yards and three scores, while McLeod Reichel racked up 130 receiving yards and Kacy Fields added 83.

The Bobcats used a pair of first-half picks and a Camauri Simmons touchdown run to get within 7-6 before Haley went over the top for an 81-yard bomb. Caleb Ulmer and Haley each added touchdown runs before halftime to make it 28-6 at the break.

Beaufort’s Colton Phares (10) and James Dennison (9) team up to bring down Bluffton’s Roderick Buxton (7) on Friday at Bluffton. The Eagles won 45-12

Bluffton’s offense couldn’t sustain much success against a stout Beaufort defense, and the Eagles tacked on a 41-yard Joe Caprarola field goal before Haley and Odom connected for a third score and Zion Smart added a late touchdown run.

The Bobcats capped the scoring when Trey Hilaman tossed a TD pass to Robert Brown.

Alvin Wilson had a big night on Beaufort’s defensive line with six tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble. James Dennison added six tackles, Daryl DePass had two tackles and three pass breakups, and Quion Rivers had an interception.

Beaufort (7-2, 3-1) wraps up the regular season at Colleton County on Friday. Bluffton (2-6, 1-3) travels to James Island on Friday hoping to improve upon its fifth-place standing in Region 7-4A.


Week 10 slate

Battery Creek at North Charleston, 7:30 p.m. (Thursday)

Hilton Head Christian at Hilton Head Prep, 3:30 p.m.

May River at Hilton Head High, 7:30 p.m.

Beaufort High at Colleton County, 7:30 p.m.

Bluffton at James Island, 7:30 p.m.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville at Philip Simmons, 7:30 p.m.

John Paul II at Beaufort Academy, 7:30 p.m.

Greenwood Christian at Thomas Heyward, 7:30 p.m.

St. John’s Christian at Colleton Prep, 7:30 p.m.

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