A two-week delay to make their home debut was worth the wait for the Beaufort Academy Eagles, who hit on all cylinders in their first action in three weeks, blasting visiting Northwood Academy 62-6 on Friday at Merritt Field.
A precautionary two-week quarantine didn’t seem to slow down the Eagles, who dominated the Chargers from the outset in every phase of the game.
Devonte Green led an offensive clinic, rushing for 141 yards and three touchdowns on just six carries with touchdown runs of 23, 26, and 43 yards. Jaxen Porter also found the end zone three times, hauling in a 12-yard touchdown pass from Braydon Dineen and adding scores of 6 and 18 yards on the ground, the latter a determined effort in which he dragged several Chargers into the end zone.
Dineen didn’t have to go to the air often, attempting just four passes, but two of them wound up in the end zone. The junior quarterback also threw a 6-yard scoring pass to Walker Day. Alex Williams also found the end zone, rushing for 40 yards and a score on just three carries.
BA’s defense was just as impressive, shutting out the Chargers until the waning moments of the game and coming up with a pair of interceptions. Cody Dalrymple took a pick 50 yards for a score and added five tackles, and Jackson Davis also had a pick. Porter had a team-high six tackles, while Colten Collins and Ben Lubkin added five each.
The Eagles (2-0, 1-0) travel to Thomas Heyward on Friday.
FRIDAY’S AREA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Hilton Head Island at Wade Hampton, 7:30 p.m.
Blythewood at May River, 7:30 p.m.
Baptist Hill at Whale Branch, 7:30 p.m.
Beaufort Academy at Thomas Heyward, 7:30 p.m.
Hilton Head Christian at Colleton Prep, 7:30 p.m.
Hilton Head Prep at Bethesda Academy, 7:30 p.m.
Ridgeland-Hardeeville at Pelion, 7:30 p.m.
Schedule is subject to change due to COVID quarantines. Find weekly and team-by-team schedules and results, region standings, and area statistical leaders at LowcoSports.com.
Beaufort Academy’s Devonte Green heads toward the end zone for his first touchdown during the early minutes of the first quarter against Northside Academy on Friday at BA’s Merritt Field. The Eagles went on to win a lopsided game, 62-6. The Eagles next face Thomas Heyward Academy at 7 p.m. Friday in Ridgeland. Photo by Bob Sofaly.