Football Round Up – October 4th

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St. John’s Christian Academy’s Nai’Ryan Bookert, left, and Beaufort Academy’s Ben Lubkin struggle for control during the first half of their game Friday, Sept. 27, at BA’s Merritt Field. The Eagles went on to win the shootout 71-42. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

BA pulls away late for 4th straight win

Beaufort Academy ran its winning streak to four games with another dominant offensive performance in a 71-42 home win over St. John’s Christian on Friday.

De’Shaun Epps had another huge game for the Eagles, rushing for 356 yards and six touchdowns on 21 carries and adding two interceptions on defense.

Ja’Sean Lawson finished with 98 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries, and Edward McCormick rushed for 78 yards and a score and added eight tackles on defense. Dawson Coleman was 3-for-5 for 72 yards with a 63-yard TD pass to Will Tumlin.

The Cavaliers led 42-41 midway through the third quarter before Epps and Lawson took control and the Eagles scored 30 unanswered points.

BA (4-1, 2-0) faces a huge test Friday, traveling to Ehrhardt to take on Andrew Jackson Academy, which has not lost since 2014.

Beaufort High overpowered by Valdosta

Beaufort High faced another powerhouse program on Friday, losing 57-20 at Valdosta (Ga.).

The Eagles trailed 28-0 after the first quarter and 43-6 at halftime.

Harrison Hines caught a pair of touchdown passes – one from Jeffrey Smyth and one from Tyler Haley – and Haley added a 15-yard touchdown run for the Eagles.

The Eagles (3-3) open region play at Bluffton on Friday.

Battery Creek falls short on road

Battery Creek was unable to earn its first win of the season Friday, falling 26-15 at Creekside Christian Academy in McDonough, Ga.

Jordan Gwyn rushed for a team-high 112 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Wilson, and Gabriel Singleton added a rushing touchdown for the Dolphins.

Battery Creek (0-6) opens Region 7-3A play at home against Ridgeland-Hardeeville on Friday.

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