Despite a big night for Hilton Head Prep’s Tommy Stauffer, Antjuan McKay and the Bethesda Blazers proved to be too much for the Dolphins on Friday, taking a 40-15 road victory Friday.
Stauffer led Hilton Head Prep’s offensive charge, logging 14 carries for 76 yards and both of his team’s scores. However, the offensive consistency and quarterback play from Harrison Green couldn’t measure up to the Blazers’ high-octane attack.
Bethesda found the end zone first, but the Dolphins quickly began searching for a response. They found it early in the second quarter, capped off by a pitch to Stauffer, who easily scampered into the end zone. He then took it in on the two-point try to give the Dolphins an 8-6 lead.
But McKay answered right back, breaking tackles and scoring on a brilliant 40-yard dash. The Blazers relied on runs and short passes but were still able to outwork a stingy Dolphin front seven, scoring again to go up 19-8.
Hilton Head Prep found some hope after making a big stop late in the half, but the Blazers slammed the door with 21 more points in the third quarter before Stauffer added his second rushing score of the day.
Green completed 7 of 18 passes for 76 yards and added 20 more on the ground. Versatile superstar Carson King led the charge in receiving, hauling in four catches for 28 yards.
Will Alford put up a strong performance to lead the defense, recording 11 tackles (eight solo). Will Gray posted seven stops, and King added six.
The Dolphins (1-2-1) travel host Beaufort Academy next Friday for a region matchup.
Written by Wes Kerr
Wes Kerr is a graduate of Hilton Head Island High School and Davidson College. He has a passion for statistics and analytics.