Future five-star running back Marcus Lattimore led Byrnes to a 24-13 win over Dorman, avenging the Rebels' only loss of the season. On the night he set a career mark with 260 rushing yards.
And with that win, Byrnes advances to the state championship game this weekend against Sumter in Clemson's Death Valley.
CUTigers.com was on hand to talk with Lattimore afterwards:
Lattimore: Really I didn't think we were going to run the ball that much. As we got more successful with it we just stuck to it. My offensive line did a great job the whole game. I am so proud of those guys. They are all seniors. I am going to miss them.
How does it feel to get a little revenge on Dorman?
Lattimore: Oh man it is sweet. This is the sweetest victory I have ever had in my life. All I heard for at least five or six weeks was what happened, what happened, ya'll sucked. We got beat. We got beat.
They didn't catch you off guard tonight?
Lattimore: We were asleep the first game. We came in with our heads straight and we finished this game.
Tell us about the big touchdown you broke in the third quarter.
Lattimore: Oh man, the coach was getting on me because I hadn't broken one. He knows I can do it. He was just telling me to break one, break one. That just made me mad and got me fired up and I just had to break one.
How will it feel to play in Death Valley next weekend?
Lattimore: Oh man, it is going to be sweet. I love that field. I go to some of the games. I love the field. I am ready to see how it is. I am going to the game tomorrow.
Who are you going to the game with tomorrow?
Lattimore: I am going with Jazz and Justin.
What is your plan to open things up on recruiting?
Lattimore: As I continue to get more offers. I have over 20 offers right now. I just want to look at everybody. They all offered me. They all see something in me. They must are going to use me in a good way. So I just want to see Alabama, Texas and all of these schools. I just want to open my stuff back up until my senior year.
Are you going to wait until next summer and narrow things down?
Lattimore: Yes sir, I am going to narrow it down to about five next summer.
What is your prediction for the big game in Death Valley tomorrow [against South Carolina]?
Lattimore: It is going to go into overtime. I really think so because it is a rivalry game. It is going to be a good game. Clemson is coming up, they have won three straight. South Carolina has already been on a good run. I think it is going to go into overtime.