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Above: Beaufort’s Brandon Williams, right, clears the way for Amariee Morris during the first half of the Eagles’ non-region game against West Ashley on Friday, Sept. 10, at Eagles Stadium. The Eagles went on to win, 38-7, and stretched their winning streak to four games. The Eagles will be on the road for Game 5 this week, traveling to face 2-0 Oceanside Collegiate Academy. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

By LowcoSports.com

Even when they weren’t at their best, the Beaufort High Eagles looked pretty good.

Tyler Haley threw three touchdown passes to three different receivers, and the Eagles’ defense turned in another dominant performance as Beaufort overcame five uncharacteristic turnovers to rout visiting West Ashley 38-7 on Friday and improve to 4-0.

The turnovers were the only thing that could slow down Beaufort’s offense, as Amariee Morris gashed the Wildcats for 124 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and Haley was 12-for-19 for 217 yards and three TDs and rushed for 35 yards on four carries.

Beaufort High School running back Amariee Morris is tackled hard by two West Ashley defenders during the first half Friday night, Sept. 10, at Eagles Stadium. The Eagles went on to win, 38-7, extending their record to 4-0 to remain atop Region7-4A.

Haley hooked up with McLeod Reichel seven times for 117 yards and a score, hit Zyrin Odom three times for 85 yards and a TD, and tossed a TD pass to tight end Michael Dennison in another impressive offensive performance.

Beaufort’s defense was once again up to the task, surrendering a touchdown pass in the second quarter but nothing more. Linebacker James Dennison took an interception back for a touchdown, Carter Bowersox forced a fumble that Zach Talbert recovered, and Marcus Brown and Michael Morales added picks for the Eagles’ dominant defense.

West Ashley’s lone score of the night cut the margin to 14-7 midway through the second quarter, but Haley hooked up with Reichel for a 35-yard touchdown just before halftime to make it 21-7 at the break. He then found Odom for a 35-yard score to open the second half, and the rout was on. Joe Caprarola booted a 35-yard field goal before Haley capped the scoring with a 7-yard toss to Michael Dennison.

Beaufort (4-0) travels to Oceanside Collegiate for a tough road test Friday.

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