Football Round Up – September 27th

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Photo above: Battery Creek running back Gabriel Singleton turns up field for a small gain against the Wade Hampton Red Devils on Friday. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

Dolphins falter in 4th quarter

Battery Creek opened Region 7-3A play with a 57-23 loss Friday, Sept.21, at the hands of defending region champion Wade Hampton.

The Dolphins trailed by only three points at the end of the third quarter, but the Red Devils rolled up 31 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Friday’s loss drops the Dolphins’ overall record to 0-4. Their next game is at Creekside Christian Academy in McDonough, Ga., on Friday.

Bengals too much for BHS

Beaufort High fell behind early and couldn’t close the gap in a 42-6 loss at Blythewood on Friday.

Brandon Edwards gashed the Eagles for 182 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

Jeffrey Smyth and Reed Reichel connected for a 12-yard touchdown pass for the only score for Beaufort. Reichel caught five passes for 50 yards, and Smyth led the Eagles with 96 rushing yards on 13 carries.

The Eagles (3-2) travel to Valdosta (Ga.) on Friday.

Warriors whip up on Philip Simmons

Whale Branch rolled to a 44-6 win over Philip Simmons on Friday with a dominant effort on both sides of the ball.

Irvin Mulligan rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries, caught a 62-yard touchdown pass, and had an interception in the first quarter for the Warriors. Jadon Grant added a rushing touchdown, and Chris Lyons recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown after a Jalen Roberts strip sack.

Henry Tome added a 35-yard field goal for Whale Branch.

The Warriors (4-1) host Woodland to open Region 5-2A play on Friday.

BA offense keeps rolling in 3rd straight win

Beaufort Academy kept its high-powered offense rolling with a 60-14 win at Faith/Ridge Christian on Friday.

The Eagles have scored at least 58 points in each of their three consecutive wins.

De’Shaun Epps again powered the offense with 275 yards and five touchdowns on nine carries. Edward McCormick had a huge night on both sides of the ball, rushing for two touchdowns and anchoring the defense with 16 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble.

Ja’Sean Lawson also had a rushing touchdown for the Eagles.

BA (3-1, 1-0) hosts St. John’s Christian for another Region 1 matchup on Friday.

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