Warriors rout Cross, improve to 2-0
Whale Branch Early College High School continued its impressive start to the season, dominating on both sides of the ball in a 47-0 road win at Cross on Friday.
Irvin Mulligan went the distance on the Warriors’ first offensive play, setting the tone for the night. Mulligan rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns on six carries and scored on a 63-yard touchdown reception from C.J. Brown.
Jaheem Hazel added 83 yards and two scores on six carries, and Kyshon Hipp capped the scoring with a rushing touchdown.
De’Arius Hazel led the Warriors’ defensive effort with 11 tackles, including one tackle for loss, and forced two fumbles. Jaheim Fripp and Jaquan Fripp added seven tackles apiece, and Marion Smalls had an interception and a fumble recovery.
The Warriors (2-0) travel to May River for a matchup of unbeaten teams Friday.
BA loses shootout in Clifford’s debut
The Mark Clifford era at Beaufort Academy began with a wild 52-33 loss to visiting Clarendon Hall on Friday.
“This 8-man football is crazy,” Clifford said after the game, noting most of his players went both ways and several played every snap.
Dawson Coleman rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns and threw a TD pass to Will Tumlin, and De’Shaun Epps added 128 yards and two TDs on the ground for the Eagles, who trailed 14-13 at halftime.
Edward McCormick had eight tackles and a sack, and Daniel Richards added seven tackles to anchor the defense.
The Eagles (0-1) travel to Laurens Academy on Friday.