The 5A poll will have a new number one as Dutch Fork toppled top-ranked Fort Dorchester 35-22 Thursday night. Silver Foxes’ wideout Bobby Irby racked up 170 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Ron Huff rushed for over a hundred yards and a touchdown. Justin Williams returned a kickoff for a touchdown for midway through the fourth for Fort Dorchester however Dutch Fork ran out the clock on the ensuing possession sealing the victory.
Sixth-ranked Spartanburg (2-1) fell 21-14 at Etowah (GA). Ladarius Jones and Damyjai Foster each rushed for touchdowns. Midway through the fourth quarter Spartanburg was denied on fourth and goal from the one and William Yex was intercepted on their last two possessions. Etowah’s Tyray Devezin rushed for over 200 yards and three touchdowns for the Eagles.
Mallard Creek (3-0) scored 21 points off of Byrnes turnovers in a 21-14 victory. Mallard Creek jumped out to a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by quarterback Chauncey Caldwell and running back Joel Gilmore. Brock Carroll connected with Demarcus Gregory for a touchdown to pull Byrnes (1-2) to within 14-7 at halftime. The Mavericks extended the lead to 21-7 in the third quarter when Larry Matkins returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown. Carroll connected with Quez Mays in the fourth quarter pulling Byrnes to within 21-14. Later Mallard Creek got the ball back with just over six minutes left and ran out the clock for the victory. Darnell Walker rushed for over 130 yards for Mallard Creek.
Other Games of Interest:
South Pointe 30-23 over Rock Hill
Boiling Springs led 38-7 before winning 38-21 over T.L. Hanna
Spring Valley outlasted Richland Northeast in a shootout 49-48
Dorman withstood Hillcrest 37-34