By Rick Lanier
For the Opelika Observer
In what has become a good ‘ole fashioned cross-county rivalry, Beauregard opened regional play on the road against Valley Friday night, dropping a 41-20 contest to the Rams.
Throughout the game, the Hornets displayed flashes of success, amassing 410 yards of total offense. Senior running back Kyle Hughley rushed for 106 yards on nine carries and Isaiah McKissic caught nine passes for 190 yards and a touchdown.
The Hornet defense swarmed on occasion, forcing a key fumble, and making critical stops to give the ball back to the offense.
Beauregard’s momentum and best efforts on both sides of the ball were simply overcome by too many miscues and self-inflicted mistakes.
Coach Rob Carter shared his thoughts on his team’s performance and why they have yet to earn a victory in the early stretch of their season.
“We had too many turnovers tonight and we didn’t tackle well enough to win. The effort is there, the fight is there, we just need to stop worrying about who we are playing, and do the things we need to do to be better as a group,” Carter said.
With the loss, Beauregard falls to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in region play. The Hornets look to rebound at home next Friday as they host fellow region foe Rehobeth, who is also winless on the year.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Because of construction work on the high school campus, fans are asked to park at Beauregard Elementary, which is located at 300 Lee Road 112, which is within walking distance of Hornet Stadium.