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Fort Dorchester whips West Ashley

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Fort Dorchester whips West Ashley

Fort Dorchester's TJ Smith catches for a touchdown while guarded by West Ashley's Earl McCullum Friday, Sept. 287, 2012 at Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston. Paul Zoeller/Special to the Post and Courier


The Journal Scene

Fort Dorchester’s T.J. Smith caught three passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots pounded West Ashley, 49-17, Friday night.

Fort Dorchester running backs Daitwan Commodore and Charles Loftland combined for more than 175 rushing yards and five TDs as the Patriots improved to 3-3.

“Hopefully we are starting to catch our stride a little,” Fort Dorchester coach Steve LaPrad said. “Our playmakers have done well all year but I thought our offensive line also blocked well tonight. West Ashley is hard to prepare for and I thought our defense stepped it up.”

West Ashley (1-5) drove 83 yards on its first possession to score, but had trouble sustaining drives the rest of the game. That score came on a gadget play with running back Joseph Gabe taking a lateral and then passing 25 yards toDerrick Kinloch in the end zone.

Fort Dorchester answered the Wildcat score with a 35-yard scoring strike to Smith, who also scored on a 69-yard pass play in the second quarter.

The Patriots scored on a 19-yard run by Loftland in the final minute of the second quarter to take a 28-14 lead into the half. Loftland also scored twice in the second half, on runs of 1 and 39 yards. Commodore had TD runs of 13 and 20 yards in the game.

A failed fake punt attempt by West Ashley deep in its own territory and multiple failed fourth-down conversions helped the Patriots cushion their lead. West Ashley’s other TD came in the second quarter on a 1-yard run that capped a 64-yard drive.

Fort Dorchester quarterback Baptiste Staggers completed 5 of 10 passes for 121 yards.

Fort Dorchester1414147—49

West Ashley7730—17

WA — Derrick Kionloch 25 pass from Joseph Gabe (Caroline Cashion kick)

FD — T.J. Smith 35 pass from Baptiste Staggers (Luke Philyaw kick)

FD — Daitwan Commodore 13 run (Philyaw kick)

WA — Domonique Gaines 1 run (Cashion kick)

FD — Smith 69 pass from Staggers (Philyaw kick)

FD — Charles Loftland 19 run (Philyaw kick)

FD — Loftland 39 run (Philyaw kick)

FD — Commodore 20 run (Philyaw kick)

WA — Cashion 27 field goal

FD — Loftland 1 run (Philyaw kick)

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