Dorman coach Dave Gutshall didn’t want to harp on the North’s success in the North-South All-Star Game.
That didn’t stop bragging rights from returning to their seemingly normal place.
Led by three touchdowns in a span of 3:48 in the fourth quarter, the North went on to defeat its South counterparts 38-21 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium on Saturday. It was the ninth time in the past 10 years the North squad has won, with only last year’s 23-0 South victory standing in the way of a double-digit streak.
“We didn’t bring that up,” said Gutshall, who was selected to coach the squad. “These kids don’t know that. Both teams had athletes. It’s hard to put a finger on why it happens.”
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The record stands at 38-26-2 in the North’s favor.
The North team got two rushing touchdowns from York tailback Ryan Moore. It also had a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown from quarterback Dre Massey (Mauldin). Linebacker Eric Boggs from Belton-Honea Path led the way on defense with six tackles, a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble.
The South trailed 17-0 at halftime before scoring 21 straight points to open the second half.
Each team selected two most valuable players.
Massey and Blythewood linebacker Jalen Williams (six tackles, fumble recovery for a touchdown) were picked from the North. The South went with Marlboro County linebacker Ronheem Bingham (eight tackles, two sacks, special teams touchdown) and Goose Creek receiver Jordan Barnes (five receptions, 55 yards, touchdown).