Dorman Too Strong For Spartanburg, 47-10

Week 0 saw some intriguing matchups across the Palmetto State but the biggest battle took place at Gibbs Field on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg as rivals Dorman and Spartanburg clashed. Dorman standout CB/RB/WR Walt Canty (pictured) found the endzone twice. Come inside for the scoop from the game courtesy of

You often hear about the playmakers of a team's offense and defense. Most times the quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers get all the publicity. In a huge rivalry game Dorman High traveled over to Gibbs Stadium to take on Spartanurg High. On Friday night the playmakers made their usual plays but the game was won up front due to line play...plain and simple.

In the early going Dorman's offensive line showed their dominance as the Cavalier relied on their ground attack against the Vikings. Running back Ash Butler got things going in the first quarter with a 43 yard touchdown run on an option carry. On the Cavaliers' second score it was quarterback Johnny Foster who on a keeper ran 65 yards for the endzone.

Then Dorman's defense got involved when Josh Davis caught an interception off a deflected pass and ran 22 yards to help put Dorman up 21-0. After that versatile playmaker Walt Canty got in on the action with a pretty 60 yard punt return for a touchdown. Canty would also add a 4 yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Spartanburg got their lone touchdown of the game in the third on a 39 yard touchdown pass from Cornelius Jones to Desmond Gentry.

Dorman attempted only 9 passes the entire game relying primarily on their rushing attack. That attack was headed by Ash Butler who had 15 carries for 113 yards and Johnny Foster who had 6 carries for 77 yards. Spartanburg's Conelius Jones who holds a Michigan offer was unable to get untracked as the Cavalier defense spent plenty of time giving chase. Jones was 12-23 for 130 yards passing but also threw 2 interceptions.

The win was an impressive one for Dorman as they appears primed to make another run deep into the AAAA playoff picture according to what was seen on Friday night. Spartanburg has some weapons on both sides of the ball but they were clearly dominated up front on both sides resulting in the loss. It will be interesting to see how the rematch goes when Spartanburg visits Dorman later on.

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