(WSAV) – After an incredible playoff series, the Beaufort High School football team’s season ended Thursday night with a 41-7 loss to a talented South Pointe team in the State Championship CMHC 4A.

Faced with former Beaufort head coach Devontae Holloman, now South Pointe head coach, the Eagles fell 28-0 before halftime and ultimately couldn’t recover. Beaufort, who played his first state title game since 2007, finished the season with an overall record of 12-3.

“I feel like our program is on the right foot and we’re headed in the right direction and that’s a good thing,” said head coach Bryce Lybrand after the game. “Sometimes it’s hard to see the good things through the bad, but I’m proud of them and hope they know I’m proud of them. I love them all.

Back in the Coastal Empire, a handful of the region’s flag football teams appeared in the limelight Thursday night and punched their tickets to the GHSA Final Four in Atlanta.

Defending 4A-A champions Calvary Day are back in a familiar place after beating Pace Academy 19-6 at home. The Cavaliers’ Final Four opponent will be Southeast Bulloch, who extended an impressive season with a 13-0 victory over Columbus in the quarter-finals.

Portal took a 14-0 lead over St. Vincent’s on the road and held on in the dying seconds to win 14-13. The Panthers will face Pacelli, who knocked out Long County Thursday night, in the semifinals.

The final four clashes are scheduled for Monday, December 6 in the Home Depot’s backyard outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The winner of each semifinal will play in the state title game on Thursday, December 9 at Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta.

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