Beaufort falls to South Pointe in SCHSL 4A State Championship
Eagles finish season at 12-3 after state title game loss
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WTOC) - The Beaufort Eagles were looking to win their first SCHSL State Championship game in more than 70 years.
But it was their former head coach and his team that proved to be too much for Beaufort.
In their first state title game appearance since 2007, Bryce Lybrand and the Beaufort Eagles faced their former Head Coach Devonte Holloway and his alma mater South Pointe for the 4A crown.
The Stallions got to work early, getting on the board with a TD run with eight and a half minutes on the clock in the first. They never looked back from there and led 28-0 at halftime.
South Pointe added a score in the third and another in the fourth to take a 41-0 lead.
Lybrand said this week that the strength of his team is that they don’t quit and this game was no different. Sophomore RB Caleb Ulmer scored from 38 yards out with 1:32 to go as the Eagles faithful continued to cheer them on.
Head Coach Bryce Lybrand said he is proud of the effort his team showed.
“We’ll always be proud of them. Far more good than bad, even in a moment like this when it hurts, you know? They fought and they played really hard, and we’re just proud of them,” Lybrand says. “I’m proud of the town, that the city came out and did a great job, so… I’m just proud, man, they represent Beaufort the right way and that’s the thing I’ll always remember is just how they represent this town.”
The Eagles end their season at 12-3 overall as the South Carolina High School League Class 4A State Runner-Up.
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