Beaufort Academy’s Jaxen Porter, center, takes the hand off from Braydon Dineen as Hilton Head Christian Academy’s Keene Reese moves in for the tackle during the second half of their region game Friday at BA’s Merrit Field. Hilton Head Christian outscored the host Eagles, 43-34, for the win. The Eagles are now 4-1 overall and 1-1 in Region I-2A. Bob Sofaly/The Island News



HHCA outlasts Beaufort Academy 

Dylan Clark could not be stopped down the stretch, as the junior passed for 278 yards and three TDs and rushed for 129 yards and two late scores to seal a thrilling 43-34 win for HHCA and hand BA its first defeat. 

Gage Zatalokin caught five passes for 145 yards and a touchdown and Morgan Bedenbaugh and Harrison Arnholt also reeled in TD passes for HHCA, which trailed 20-14 at halftime before Chaz Brigstock’s 91- yard kick return touchdown set off a big second half. 

Braydon Dineen threw TD passes to Jaxen Porter and Te’Shaun Heyward, and Devonte Green had two rushing TDs and Porter added one for BA. 

Week 6: HHCA (3-2) at First Baptist, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; BA (3- 1) vs. Palmetto Christian, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday 

Florence Christian 35, John Paul II 16 

Christian Tilton rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and threw a TD pass to Jackson Ogden, but the visiting Eagles picked off Tilton twice and Juels and Juw-el Huntley powered Florence Christian’s wishbone attack to control the clock and close it out. 

Tilton also had a touchdown called back, led the defense with nine tackles (four for loss) and blocked an extra point, while Sebastian Slusne had 11 tackles and Sam Rembold added nine. 

Week 6: JPII (2-3) vs. Cardinal Newman, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday 



North Charleston at Battery Creek, 7:30 p.m. 

Phillip Simmons at Beaufort, 7 p.m. 

Palmetto Christian at Beaufort Academy, 6:30 p.m. 

James Island at Colleton County, 7 p.m. 

Bluffton at Hilton Head Island, 7 p.m. 

Cardinal Newman at John Paul II, 6:30 p.m. 

Lucy Beckham at May River, 7 p.m. 


Hilton Head Christian at First Baptist, 7:30 p.m. 

Patrick Henry at The Kings Academy, 6:30 p.m. 

Bethune-Bowman at Whale Branch, 7:30 p.m. 


Hilton Head Prep at Florence Christian, 7:30 p.m. 

Colleton Prep at Greenwood Christian, 7:30 p.m. 

Dillon Christian at Thomas Heyward, 7:30 p.m. 

Ridgeland-Hardeeville at Wade Hampton (H), 7:30 p.m. 

Note: Game dates and times are as of our deadline Tuesday. 

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