It's been eating away at Dawan Scott for over a month plus now. Scott was steamrolling opponents all season long until he suffered an ankle injury against Ridge View. That high ankle sprain forced Scott to sit out 3 games and he agonized having to miss out those games during his senior season. Furthermore, Scott had a goal of 2,000 yards rushing this season. Following the Ridge View game had over 1,400+ yards and appeared well on his way to his personal goal before succumbing to the injury. Last week Scott finally got back on the field against Dutch Fork and he was at it again Friday night against Spartanburg during the 1st round of the AAAA Division 1 playoffs.
Thursday night Scott told us the ankle still wasn't 100 percent but you couldn't have told the Spartanburg defense that as he looked like his normal self in the first round playoff game. Scott and the Irmo offense wasted no time in setting the tone as in the first quarter alone Scott had 7 carries for 122 yards and 3 touchdowns.
After a Spartanburg score in the second quarter to make it 20-7 the senior running back showed off his wheels again scoring from 63 yards out to make it 27-7. It was later on in the first half that Scott would show us another new wrinkle to his arsenal.
Scott hit paydirt on a 46 yards halfback pass to Mitwain Brown to make it 33-7 at the half.
Scott after the victory had this to say, "I have to give all the credit to my offensive line."
Those sentiments have been made by the North-South selection all season.
"I finished with 22 carries for 217 yards and 4touchdowns. That first quarter it felt like I ran for 200 alone it seemed."
Currently Scott stands at 1,961 yards on the season and hopes to reach his goal of breaking the 2,000 yard mark next week despite missing 3 games of action this season.
The Yellow Jackets will take the victory and now will host a tough Gaffney squad next week in round 2 of the AAAA Division 1 playoffs. Expect more news shortly in regards to Scott's recruitment as he'll try to continue his success against Gaffney next Friday who defeated Wando 28-0.
Scott is all about helping his team in any way that he can and if it meant not achieving his goal next week but coming out of the game with a victory then he said he's all for it!
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