By Morgan Bryce
Beulah extended its losing streak to four games during Friday’s difficult 35-14 loss to region foe Dadeville.
The first half got off to a promising start, with Beulah scoring early on a 10-yard Jaquavion Johnson run, which was set up on a nearly 40-yard gallop by senior running back Chris Person.
Later in the first quarter, Beulah quarterback Kolt Abney connected with Quay Moreland for a 25-yard TD pass to extend their lead to two touchdowns. The ensuing two-point conversion was unsuccessful.
Dadeville came roaring back, as Tiger quarterback Lane Smith completed two passes for TDs to give his team a 14-12 halftime advantage.
Early in the third quarter, a Dadeville three-and-out on offense led to a punt. However, the snap went above the punter’s head and out of the endzone for a safety, tying the game 14-14.
That was the last bit of momentum Beulah would sniff in the second half, however.
Fewer than six minutes later, Smith added his third TD of the night, giving Dadeville a 21-14 lead, which they would carry into the fourth quarter.
Turnovers and an inability to stop a potent Dadeville offense saw the Tigers score two more touchdowns to salt away the Bobcats.
Offensively, Beulah finished with 273 yards of total offense, with 218 coming on the ground.
Person led with 98 yards on 15 carries, followed by Moreland’s 49 yards and Johnson’s 39.
Abney completed 6-of-17 passes for 55 yards and a touchdown to go with two interceptions.
Defensively, Jacob Sellers led the Bobcats with six tackles (one for a loss). Jeremy Conway and Andruw Coxwell racked up five tackles each.
Austin Billingsley maintained a 32.5 yards-per-punt average on four punts.
With the loss, Beulah falls to 3-5 overall, 1-5 in region play. The road does not get easier for the Bobcats, who will travel to take on the undefeated Patriots of Pike Road this Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.