Beauregard drops to 0-8


By Rick Lanier
For the Opelika

The Hornets continue to gain valuable experience and improve week-to-week as they search for the right personnel packages and X-and-O schemes that fit who they are as a football team. In a game that truly was a tale of two halves, Beauregard took big strides towards achieving that goal Friday night, but unfortunately t continues to search for that elusive first win after losing a hard-fought road battle to Greenville 28-12.
Both teams opened the game on a flat note, as Greenville held a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Hornet quarterback Cason Blackmon connected for a touchdown pass to put the Hornets on the board, but it was clearly the Tigers who dominated the first half, scoring 21 points and taking a commanding 28-6 lead into halftime.
The second half saw a different story of domination play out, almost like a different game. Halftime adjustments by the Beauregard coaching staff, especially on the defensive side of the ball, resulted in play that conjured up memories of past Hornet teams. Blackmon connected for another touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to double the Hornet’s offensive output, but the real story surrounded the Hornet’s stifling defensive efforts.
Beauregard’s relentless pressure, applied by the stings of a young but aggressive swarm of Hornets, proved to be more than the Tigers could withstand. Greenville never threatened to get any rhythm going on the ground or in the air, and were completely shutout in the second half.
Fair warning to all teams of 5A Region 2 – the nest is getting bigger.
Beauregard hosts the Carroll High School Eagles (2-4) Oct.18 for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Hornet Stadium is directly behind Beauregard High School, which is located at 7343 Alabama Highway 51 in Opelika.


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