Eagles claim 13th consecutive victory over rival Dolphins
Story by Justin Jarrett, Photos by Bob Sofaly
Beaufort High School continued its domination of rival Battery Creek on Friday with a 48-6 road win — the Eagles’ 13th straight victory over the Dolphins.
The Eagles took control from the outset, as the Dolphins missed a field goal on their first possession and BHS answered with a scoring drive capped by the first of James Dagin’s two rushing touchdowns. Jeffrey Smyth and Trae Heyward hooked up for a touchdown pass later in the first quarter, and Dagin added a second scoring run for a 20-0 halftime lead.
After Dagin had another touchdown run called back on a penalty, Smyth scored on a keeper to make it 27-0 midway through the third quarter. The Eagles’ defense recorded a safety, Amariee Morris tacked on two rushing touchdowns and Jaylin Houseal broke a long touchdown run to make it 48-0 before the Dolphins scored a late touchdown.
Smyth finished 11-of-15 for 234 yards and a touchdown and added a rushing score. He also made a team-high five tackles, including a sack. Dagin rushed for 74 yards and two scores on 13 carries, and Reed Reichel had five catches for 91 yards.
The Eagles’ defense recorded seven sacks and 12 tackles for loss in a dominant performance. Brendan Bowersox had three tackles for loss and forced a fumble.
The Eagles (2-0) host Effingham County at 8 p.m. Friday, while the Dolphins (0-2) host Hilton Head High.