The Mark Clifford era at Beaufort Academy began with a wild 52-33 loss to visiting Clarendon Hall on Friday.
“This 8-man football is crazy,” Clifford said after the game, noting most of his players went both ways and several played ever snap.
Dawson Coleman rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns and threw a TD pass to Will Tumlin, and De’Shaun Epps added 128 yards and two TDs on the ground for the Eagles, who trailed 14-13 at halftime.
Edward McCormick had eight tackles and a sack, and Daniel Richards added seven tackles to anchor the defense.
The Eagles (0-1) travel to Laurens Academy next Friday.
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