A week after picking up its first win of the season, Beaufort High handed May River its first loss of 2019, beating the visiting Sharks 27-21 on Friday to end a 16-game regular-season winning streak.
May River jumped out to an early 14-0 lead on Terry Fields’ punt return touchdown and the first of Ahmad Green’s two TD runs, but the Eagles answered with a 3-yard TD run from Amariee Morris and a 1-yard scoring run from quarterback Daniel Phares to pull even at halftime.
James Dagin’s 4-yard touchdown run gave the Eagles the lead in the third quarter, and Kendrick Williams’ 36-yard interception return made it 27-14 going to the final period.
Green added a second touchdown run in the fourth quarter to give the Sharks a chance, but Beaufort held on for its second straight win.
The Eagles again were effective running the option offense with Phares playing in place of injured starter Tyler Haley. Phares rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, while Dagin added 149 yards and a TD on 16 carries, and Morris gained 107 yards and a TD on 16 attempts.
William Winburn led the Eagles with nine tackles, Alvin Wilson had six tackles (two for loss), 1.5 sacks, and two quarterback pressures, and Williams and defensive tackle Gabe Jenkins each had an interception.
The Eagles (2-5) travel to Hilton Head High on Friday with first place in Region 7-4A on
Beaufort High School’s Kacy Fields (14) can only watch as May River’s Ahmad Green (10) lays out as he tries to score during the first quarter Friday at Beaufort High. Despite Ahmad’s efforts, the Eagles defeated the Sharks 21-27. Photo by Bob Sofaly