Hornets start strong, blow lead in loss to Pleasant Grove

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By Morgan Bryce and
Rick Lanier
For the Opelika
Observer

Beauregard ended its season in melodramatic fashion Friday night, falling 42-21 to the Pleasant Grove Spartans.
Playing with the absence of impact wide receiver Jared McDonald, the Hornets still managed to generate 21 first-half points and more than 200 yards of total offense.
On the game’s opening drive, senior quarterback Quatavious Seroyer helped march the Hornets down the field, connecting with Jaion Goodson on a 38-yard touchdown pass to take the early 7-0 lead.
The Spartans countered four minutes later, as quarterback Zyquez Perryman hit Jaivian Willis on a 19-yard TD strike to tie the game.
Beauregard reclaimed the lead on a 14-yard TD toss to Collin Sumner with 1:26 left in the first quarter.
Pleasant Grove tied Beau
regard 14-14 early on the second quarter with Jamaryon Furlow cashing into paydirt from two yards out.
Hornets running back Ashton Moss scored his team’s final touchdown, slicing in from 12 yards out to give his team a 21-14 halftime advantage.
The second half saw the Hornets unravel as a team, allowing 28 points and multiple players leaving or taken out of the game for unknown reasons, most noticeably Seroyer.
Pleasant Grove’s coaching staff identified their team’s first half defensive lapses and adjusted them for the second half, limiting Beauregard to 72 yards of total offense and star receiver Isaiah McKissic to one reception during the contest.
Perryman followed a 38-yard TD run by Kavon Dunn with two more TD passes, coming on throws to Tyler Christopher and Furlow.
Beauregard trailed 35-21 for most of the fourth quarter, until Furlow scored his third TD of the night on an 8-yard run with 3:30 left in the contest.
With the loss, Beauregard falls to 5-5 overall for the season. Pleasant Grove improves to 9-2 overall and will host 9-2 Demopolis this Friday night at Spartan Stadium.
Beauregard Coach Rob Carter was not available for comment at the conclusion of the game.

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