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What We Learned Week 3

By Mitch


Week 3 of the high school football season featured several blowouts, there weren’t any close games in our area. But with region play coming up we should start seeing nail-biting games. Le’ts take a look at what we learned in week 3.

Can Anybody Hang With Dutch Fork?

We all know the defending 5A champs are good, but what they are doing so far this year is unreal. They opened their season defeating Spring Valley 63-0. In their next game, they defeated Irmo 58-0. Last night they steamed rolled past the Boiling Springs Bulldogs 63-7.

They have outscored their opponents 184-7. That is just insane, the Bulldogs never had a chance in this game as the Silver Foxes came out of the gates blazing, putting up points left and right. They had 684 yards of total offense for the night.

The way they have looked in their first three games, there is a reason why they are labeled as the best team in the state. There is a long way to go but right now it doesn’t appear that anybody is at the level that Dutch Fork is at.

Union With A Statement Win

Union County, in my opinion, plays the hardest non-region schedule. Playing teams like Chapman, Gaffney, Greer and took on an extremely talented Broome team on Friday night. Union surprised many with a 46-14 win over the Centurions.

This is another game that it wasn’t surprising that Union County won the game, but the way they won the game was surprising. They jumped out to a 13-0 lead and allowed Broome to make it 13-7, from that point it was all Union for the rest of the game.

T.T. Kershaw ran wild on Broome for over 170 yards and had 4 touchdowns. The Union offense, in general, had a big night as they had 540 yards of offense. Their offensive line did a stellar job all night and opened the way for big plays for the Yellow Jackets.

When region play begins this Union team will be ready, this challenging schedule should help them be prepared to be a force in Class 3A region three.


Gaffney Defense Doesn’t Give up any yards. 

In Gaffney’s opening game against Greenwood, they were -82 yards on offense. But for the second time in three games, they held a team to negative yardage. They defeated Harding University, who beat them last year by scoring a touchdown late in the game.

Gaffney got their revenge beating up on Harding 56-7. Harding couldn’t get anything going and had negative yardage on offense. -67 yards Harding had on offense, I know they came into this game 0-3 but anytime you hold a team to negative yardage is incredible.

The Indian’s defense has been so stingy this year that in their three games played they have allowed only a total of 78 yards and a total of 21 points. A defense like this is fun to watch. Their next matchup is against Mauldin next week, that is not exactly a team with a high power offense so I wouldn’t be shocked to see another dominating effort in week four.

Week four has several key games on the schedule like Chapman vs Woodruff, Chesnee vs Landrum, Byrnes vs Spartanburg, and Greer vs Union. It’s going to be an awesome week!

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