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Dreher, Dutch Fork continue to play strong

Special to The State

Dreher High School football coach Treigh Sullivan
Dreher High School football coach Treigh Sullivan

Here’s my stock report for the Midlands. This takes a look at who’s stock is up and who’s is going down. We’ll also take a look at five impact players for this week.


Dreher – Coach Treigh Sullivan’s team just keeps winning, and right now appear to be playing the best football of any team in the Class 4A Region 5.

Dutch Fork – Still the hottest stock in the Midlands after crushing River Bluff this week in region play.


Spring Valley – See what happens when you don’t turn the ball over? A 34-28 win over Lexington puts the Vikings at 4-1 and more importantly, 1-0 in region play.

Richland Northeast – The Cavs got a good win over a A.C. Flora this past week, and this team is for real. They’re a legit contender for the No. 2 spot in Class 4A Region 3. I say No. 2 spot because I think South Pointe is hands down the best team in the entire class, and they’re in the same region.


Airport – Back-to-back losses to Gilbert and Orangeburg-Wilkinson, and a tough game coming up against Richland Northeast. This team needs to recover this tail spin quickly.

Irmo – At 1-4 with either penalties, errors, or turnovers continuing to cost them. They might be the best 1-4 team in the state, but it won’t matter unless they can play without the flaws.

A.C. Flora – Another loss, albeit against a very good team, but these Falcons have got to find a way to generate some offense to salvage the season for region play.


Reed Charpia, Quarterback, Brookland-Cayce – Threw for 235 yards and had 86 yards rushing as he continues to be one of the Midlands’ biggest playmakers – and he’s just a sophomore.

Bryce Fields, Quarterback, Gray Collegiate – Continues to put up good numbers to lead the offense for the War Eagles. On track to have another season as a Midlands stat leader.

Sam Hayes, Tight End, White Knoll – Hayes provides solid blocking in the trenches for the Timberwolves’ ground game and proved he can run, taking an end-around for 77 yards in a win over North Augusta.

Quincy Hill, Quarterback, Spring Valley – Pulled the ball down for 255 yards rushing in win over Lexington, and has been instrumental in the Vikings’ 4-1 start.

Reese Nichols, Quarterback, Dutch Fork – Nichols has been a big part of the Foxes’ unbeaten start and continues to be a force both running and passing the football.