SUMMERVILLE — Sophomore quarterback Sawyer Bridges threw two touchdown passes to lead Summerville to a 17-0 victory over visiting Beaufort on Friday.
The Green Wave improves to 6-2 overall, 2-0 in Region 8-AAAA. Beaufort is 6-2, 1-1.
“We played well in spurts but I’m just glad to win the game because Beaufort is a good team,” Summerville coach John McKissick said. “We gave our quarterback time to throw and he made some good passes. We were playing without one of our best offensive tackles, but both our tailbacks ran the ball well tonight anyway.”
Each team had three offensive opportunities in the opening quarter but failed to score. Beaufort came the closest when Brady Cormier missed a 41-yard field goal that deflected off the left goal post.
Summerville took advantage of the miss on its next possession, driving 80 yards to score. Senior tailback Jacerie Ponder had a 20-yard run on the drive and capped it with a 35-yard pass from Sawyer Bridges for a 7-0 Green Wave lead.
Cormier missed another 41-yard field goal attempt with about five minutes remaining in the half. Summerville capitalized again, this time with a 45-yard field goal by Kennedy.
Bridges completed 4 of 8 passes in the first half for 96 yards and the TD. Jacerie Ponder carried 15 times for 75 of Summerville’s 130 first-half rushing yards.
Beaufort QB Ben Vaigneur completed one of seven pass attempts in the first half, a 26-yarder to tight end Stephen Baggett.
Summerville added a 34-yard TD pass to Johnston McCurry in the second half and was sound on defense for the majority of the final two quarters. One Eagle drive spanned 70 yards late in third quarter, but a fourth-down completion came up a yard short and the Wave took over on downs at its own 10.
“We didn’t make big plays,” Beaufort coach Mark Clifford said. “We played hard, but we didn’t play good football. We had some breaks and some opportunities, but we didn’t make the most of them. Hats off to them. They have a good football team.”
Beaufort 0 0 0 0—0
Summerville 0 10 7 0—17
SUMM – Jacerie Ponder 35 pass from Sawyer Bridges (David Kennedy kick)
SUMM – Kennedy 45 field goal
SUMM – Johnston McCurry 34 pass from Bridges (Kennedy)