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Gamecock commit Luke Doty tosses four TDs on Senior Night

South Carolina quarterback commit Luke Doty had another strong outing and his Myrtle Beach squad moved one step closer to a region title.

Doty tossed four touchdown passes as the Seahawks defeated. Marlboro County, 56-7, on Friday night. It was Senior Night for Doty and the other Seahawk players. With the win, Myrtle Beach is a win away from the Region 6-4A title. The Seahawks are at Wilson on Thursday night.

Doty finished 8-of-16 for 166 yards. Three of his four TDs were 30 yards or more. He played just one snap in the third quarter before getting the rest of the half off.

Doty came into the game with 1,286 yards passing and 18 touchdowns and also rushed for 287 and a score.

Doty wasn’t the only commit to have a big game this weekend. Dematha running back and USC commit Marshawn Lloyd had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the 28-26 loss to Gonzaga in the matchup of nationally-ranked teams.

Sumter defensive back O’Donnell Fortune had nine tackles and four pass break-ups in the win over Blythewood. Sumter can win the region next week against Spring Valley.

‘Hammond’s Alex Huntley had five tackles, three for loss and two sacks in win over Laurence Manning. Huntley has 40 tackles, 14 for loss and four sacks this season.

Conway’s Tonka Hemingway had 14 tackles and two sacks in Friday’s loss to South Florence. He has 60 tackles and four sacks this year.

Here are how other Gamecock commits fared Friday and for the season

Eric Shaw, TE/LB Reeltown (Ala.) - Caught a TD pass in 42-6 win over Vincent.

Joey Hunter, DB, Sandy Creek (Ga.) - Had season-ending surgery

Kai Kroeger P/K Lake Forest (Ill.) - Hit 38-yard FG in loss to Libertyville.

Rico Powers WR Harpeville Charter (Ga.) - Went into Friday’s game with 11 catches for 250 yards and two touchdowns and 515 all-purpose yards.

Tonka Hemingway, DL, Conway - Entered Friday’s game with 46 tackles and two sacks.

Lou Bezjak is the High School Sports Prep Coordinator for The State and Island Packet. He has covered high school sports in South Carolina for 16 years and is a two-time South Carolina Sports Writer of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.
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