High school football: Beaufort High suffers close season-ending loss

The Beaufort High football team suffered a season-ending loss to Marlboro County in the opening round of the state playoffs. Host Marlboro County managed to edge Beaufort High 14-13 last Friday night.

With the loss, Beaufort High ended its latest season 6-5.

The Beaufort and Marlboro County football teams battled it out in one of the state’s most closely-contested prep gridiron games.

Beaufort High, the third-seeded team under the direction of head coach Mark Clifford, faced a tough test against an experienced Marlboro County squad.

Offensively for Beaufort High, standout running back Jeffrey Tookes rushed for a touchdown in the campaign-concluding setback. Defensively, Jawan Mack led Beaufort High with a second-half interception.

The Eagles compiled a 3-2 record versus region opponents during the 2014 season.

With numerous key players set to return to the field, Beaufort High will enter a highly-anticipated 2015 season.

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