BEULAH – Trey Lindsey was 12 of 24 passing for 272 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but Montgomery Academy fell behind early and never recovered in a 27-26 loss to Beulah in the region opener for both teams on Friday.

Lindsey connected with William Robertson on a 25-yard touchdown pass and Jon Clarke Woodward added a 4-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter but Beulah rebounded to take a 20-14 lead at the half.

In the third quarter, Lindsey teamed up with Robertson again, this time on a 50-yard pass, to set up his quarterback sneak from a yard out on the next play to tie the game at 20-20, but Beulah took the lead again.

Lindsey found Nate Meacham in the end zone with three seconds left and the Eagles elected to go for the two-point conversion and the win, but came up short.

Woodward led the MA rushing attack with 130 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. Robertson had three receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown and Meacham had three catches for 34 yards, including an 18-yard scoring reception.

Defensively Brian Wilson had eight tackles and a blocked punt. Lawson Pemberton and Britton Kohn each had seven tackles, followed by Jackson Kelly, McLeod Parker and Cam Holmes, all with six.

Montgomery Academy (1-2) travels down Vaughn Road to face St. James in a region battle next week.