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Dutch Fort blasts Wando; sets up showdown with Fort Dorchester

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Wando running back Jaden Singleton, seen here against Summerville, rushed for a team-high 112 yards in a 45-0 loss to Dutch Fork Friday night. Frankie Mansfield/Moultrie News 

Dutch Fork quarterback Ty Olenchuk threw for 228 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Silver Foxes past Wando, 45-0, Friday night in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs.

The Silver Foxes (11-0-1), the three-time defending state champions, will take on Fort Dorchester, a 37-7 winner over Berkeley, in the Class AAAAA Lower State semifinals at Fort Dorchester High School next Friday night.

Olenchuk completed 13 of 21 passes and tossed TD passes of 2, 4, 6, and 48 yards all to wide receiver Jalin Hyatt. Hyatt finished with game with five receptions for 68 yards. Elijah Spencer led the Silver Foxes with five receptions for 127 yards.

Olenchuk and Hyatt hooked up on three first quarter touchdown plays as the Silver Foxes grabbed a 20-0 lead after 15 minutes of play.

The Silver Foxes extended their advantage to 26-0 on Hyatt’s fourth TD reception of the game, this one capping a 58-yard, 10-play drive with 6:55 to go before halftime.

Dutch Fork, which rolled up 436 yards of total offense, had 29 first downs and scored TDs on four of their first six possessions of the game.

Running back Jon Hall rushed for a game-high 124 yards and scored on runs of 1 and 13 yards in the third quarter.

Wando (7-4) was limited to just five first downs and 109 yards of total offense. Jaden Singleton led the Warriors with 112 yards rushing, but quarterback Braden Pritchard was sacked three times.

Andrew Jackson 52, Palmetto Christian 0

Carson Rourk made 14 tackles on a rain soaked night, but it wasn’t enough as Andrew Jackson (11-0) defeated Palmetto Christian (8-3) 52-0 Friday night.

The Eagles offense struggled to get going all night long, so the defense saw tons of action. Rourk’s 14 tackles were a team high. Colson Gunn had a solid contribution with nine tackles. Kendall Chakeris made eight tackles for the Eagles, while Jamison Howard recorded six tackles.

The Eagles eight victories were the most in program history as they recorded their first playoff victory for the program since 2009.

Reach Andrew Miller at 843-937-5599. Follow him on Twitter @APMILLER_PandC

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