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Beaufort Academy quarterback Brandon Dineen, center, powers his way through the Palmetto Christian Academy defense during their SCISA Region 1, 2A conference game Wednesday night at BA’s Merritt Field. The Eagles defeated the Eagles from Mt. Pleasant, 48-6, to improve their overall record to 5-1 and 2-1 in conference play. Bob Sofaly/The Island News

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Beaufort Academy pounds Palmetto Christian 

Jaxen Porter and Devonte Green each rushed for more than 100 yards and scored three touchdowns in limited action and Zeke Gonzalez had a monster game on defense and special teams to lead the Beaufort Academy to a bounce-back 48-6 win in their region opener. Against Palmett Christian. 

Porter rushed nine times for 116 yards and three touchdowns, while Green had six carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns and added a pick-6. Gonzalez picked off two passes and added a scoop-and-score on Green’s forced fumble on a kickoff return. 

WEEK 7: BA (4-1, 1-0) at Williamsburg; PCA (1-5, 0-1) vs. Thomas Sumter 

Whale Branch 37, Bethune-Bowman 18 

Freshman Jermon Bowers completed 4 of 5 passes and threw touchdowns to Keith Chisholm and JaDarius Garrett, and Chisholm and freshman Jayvion Harris added rushing touchdowns as the Warriors bounced back from last week’s loss at Battery Creek to open region play with a convincing win. Alonzo Allen had 11 tackles (2 TFL), Jakhi Pusha picked off two passes, and Chisholm and Jercurious Blocker each had an interception, with Blocker returning his 40 yards for a touchdown. 

WEEK 7: WB (4-2, 1-0) vs. Estill; B-B (1-5, 0-1) vs. Allendale-Fairfax 

Cardinal Newman 69, John Paul II 40 

Christian Tilton put up another massive stat line with 241 rushing yards and three touchdowns and 152 yards on 6-for-16 passing with two more touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough for a Golden Warriors team that was ravaged by illness. Tony Hill took on a different role and led JPII with four catches for 138 yards and two scores, and Bryant Jolley added a rushing touchdown, but the Golden Warriors couldn’t slow down the Cardinals. 

WEEK 7: JPII (2-4) at 

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