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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

BY ROGER LEE

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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