If you’re new around here, the juggernaut Bryce Lybrand has built at Beaufort High might have you thinking it’s old hat for football teams from the Lowco to make the trek to Columbia (or Clemson, in different times) the week after Thanksgiving and try to bring home a state title. Not so much.
Kacy Fields led a stellar ground game with three rushing touchdowns, and the Eagles overcame a shaky start on the road Friday to vanquish Dillon 30-21 and advance to the SCHSL 3A state championship game.
Kacy Fields rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns and Colton Phares added 161 yards and a TD on the ground as Beaufort’s powerful ground game and dominant defense fueled a 30-21 road win in the SCHSL Class 3A Lower State championship game, ending perennial power Dillon’s season with its first loss.
The Beaufort Eagles will look to solidify their status as one of the state’s premier programs with a second straight trip to the state finals. Wes Kerr previews the Eagles’ Class 3A Lower State championship matchup at Dillon.
Teague Ward found the end zone four times on a pair of rushing scores and two receiving touchdowns, and the Stallions held off a tremendous effort from Colleton Prep’s Cole Davis to down the War Hawks 41-21 and capture the SCISA 2A state title Saturday at Charleston Southern University.
The Estill Gators were able to grind out a 12-6 home win over Carvers Bay in the second round of the SCHSL Class 1A playoffs and extend the Estill High School program’s history by at least one more week.
Kacy Fields scored three second-half rushing touchdowns to go with a kickoff return score in the first half as the Eagles clawed out of an 18-point hole to hold off visiting Crestwood 45-42 and advance to the third round of the Class 3A playoffs.
Keep up with the Lowco squads in the second round of the high school football playoffs with Lowco First Down! With games spread out over three nights, we’ll keep adding more scores and details as they come in.