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Dakereon Joyner, Channing Tindall named Mr. Football finalists

Highlights: Joyner, Fort Dorchester take down Dutch Fork

South Carolina QB commitment Dakereon Joyner accounts for four TDs in the Fort Dorchester win over Dutch Fork.
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South Carolina QB commitment Dakereon Joyner accounts for four TDs in the Fort Dorchester win over Dutch Fork.

Fort Dorchester’s Dakereon Joyner and Spring Valley’s Channing Tindall are two of the five finalists for this year’s Mr. Football in South Carolina.

The other three finalists are Newberry running back Amir Abrams, Chapman quarterback Colton Bailey and Spartanburg linebacker Connor Shugart.

The award will be announced at halftime of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives North-South Football game in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 9.

Joyner, a South Carolina commit, was named Gatorade Player of Year last year. He has thrown for more than 1,100 yards and 17 touchdowns this season.

Tindall, a linebacker, is the second-ranked prospect in the state and has been named to the Shrine Bowl and U.S. Army All-American games. This year, he leads the Vikings with 101 tackles.

Abrams went over the 5,000-yard rushing mark in his career last week and has 5,184 yards and 84 touchdowns. For the season, he has rushed for 1,235 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Bailey and Shugart both were Shrine Bowl selctions with Bailey quarterbacking defending Class 3A and No. 1 ranked Chapman.

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