Beaufort High’s defense dominated the second half as the Eagles held on for a 21-13 win over visiting Effingham County to remain undefeated.
James Dagin, Jeffrey Smyth, and Amariee Morris all scored rushing touchdowns, and Beaufort’s defense shut out the Rebels in the second half.
Dagin’s 6-yard touchdown run gave the Eagles a 7-0 lead with 1:49 left in the first quarter, but Effingham County put together consecutive scoring drives to take a 13-7 early in the second quarter.
Smyth capped a 79-yard drive with a 3-yard TD run to give Beaufort a 14-13 halftime lead.
Peyton Langford’s interception and a Rebels fumble helped the Eagles preserve the lead, and Morris scored on a 27-yard run to give Beaufort some breathing room.
The Eagles (3-0) host former Bluffton coach Ken Cribb and Wayne County (Ga.) next Friday.
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