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Dillon Christian High School

DILLON CHRISTIAN HEALTHY FOR PLAYOFFS

By: Gerald Doolittle

Dillon, S.C. – The Dillon Christian Warriors of Coach Christian Wolfe are ready for another drive to the SCISA Class A Football Championship. The Warriors will carry an 8-2 overall record into the first- round battle with John Paul ll.

“Right now, we are in pretty good shape health-wise,” said Coach Wolfe. “We have gotten players back from the injury pool to shore us up for the playoff run. We have a tough opponent in John Paul ll who comes in at 6-4. We got to bring our A game and stay focused to bring home a win. This is a new season for all playoff teams.”

The Warriors have played strong consistent football all season. Their only losses have come against tough AA teams from Robert E. Lee and Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate.

Much of the 2017 Warrior offensive punch has come from seniors Diaz Alexander and Demontez Alford. From his quarterback position Alexander has completed 67 of 115 passes for 853 yards and 13 touchdowns. He as also rushed for 1303 yards on 122 carries for 22 touchdowns. He also has 165 yards in returns. Alford has rushed for 1298 yards on 119 carries for 15 touchdowns. He also has 7 receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Garret Collins (sr) also has contributed to the offense rushing for 228 yards on 13 carries for 5 touchdowns. Collins also has 5 receptions for another 78 yards and a touchdown.

Jackson Wolfe (sr) has been the top receiver for the Warriors. He has 29 receptions for 405 yards for 6 touchdowns. Wolfe has 29 rushing yards on 3 carries for a touchdown. He has another 333 yards on returns.

John Rourke (jr) has been another busy receiver. He has 18 receptions for 258 yards for 5 touchdowns. On defense he has tallied 86 tackles. Gage Bazemore (jr) has 5 receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown. Bryan Davis (sr) has 3 receptions for 43 yards.

The Warrior defense has done a great job in take away’s setting the offense up for drives. They have made 10 interceptions and recovered 6 fumbles. They have also made 34 pass knock downs.

Corbin Wethington (sr) has 5 interceptions, 6 pass deflections and 2 fumble recoveries. Alexander has 2 interceptions and 2 pass deflections. Ian Patterson (sr) has 2 interceptions and 5 deflections. Wolfe has 1 interception and 2 deflections. Jared Ivey and Collins have 7 and 5 deflections.

Collins leads the team in tackles with 128. Azeon Brown (jr) has tallied 111 tackles. Rourke, Patterson and Ivey follow with 86, 79 and 56.

 

DILLON CHRISTIAN ENJOYING 39-8 FOUR YEAR RUN

By: Gerald Doolittle

Dillon, S.C. – The Dillon Christian School Warriors coached by Christian Wolfe have enjoyed a great winning run the past four years starting with the 2014 season. His eleven seniors on the 2017 squad have played a large part in that 39-8 four- year run.

When these eleven players depart at the finish of this season, means that Coach Wolfe will lose over a ton of prime beef as the combined weight of these dedicated athletes is 2,035 lbs. “That will be hard to swallow,” said Coach Wolfe. “These guys have worked hard to get us to where we are now. Next year means we have to go back into the rebuilding stage.”

Bryan Davis at 6/1 160# plays at wide receiver, defensive back and punter. He has played all four years of this run. He has at times played in the quarterback slot completing 22 of 48 passes for 314 yards and 5 touchdowns. He has rushed the ball 28 times for 100 yards and a touchdown. Davis has made 11 receptions for 94 yards and on defense has 30 tackles with 1 interception.

Jackson Wolfe, son of Coach Wolfe, at 5/7 140# plays at wide receiver, defensive back and punt returns. This is his third year on varsity and has had 67 receptions for 1062 yards for 16 touchdowns. He has rushed the ball 6 times for 30 yards and a touchdown. He has 19 punt returns for 442 yards. He has scored 158 points with his 20 touchdowns and 38 of 62 PAT’s. On defense he has 23 tackles and 2 interceptions.

Ian Patterson at 6/0 165# in his first year plays defensive back and wide receiver. He has recorded 65 tackles, 5 pass rejections and 2 interception returns for 27 yards and a touchdown.

Diaz Alexander at 5/8 155# in his second year plays at quarterback, defensive back and on kick returns. This season he moved into the quarterback slot and has completed 62 of 108 passes for 784 yards and 12 touchdowns. His two- year rushing is 2346 yards on 250 carries for 38 touchdowns. He has 15 receptions for 147 yards and 2 touchdowns. On returns he has 720 yards on 31 touches for 4 touchdowns. He has scored 264 points with his 44 touchdowns. On defense he has 32 tackles, 13 interceptions, 5 pass deflections and 1 fumble recovery.

Garret Collins at 5/10 160# plays linebacker and running back and has played all four years. On offense he has rushed for 656 yards on 71 carries for 10 touchdowns. He has 8 receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown and has 161 return yards on 3 touches. He has scored 80 points with his 13 touchdowns. On defense he has 325 tackles, 3 sacks, 10 pass deflections and 4 fumble recoveries.

Corbin Wethington at 5/11 150# plays defensive back and wide receiver has played three seasons. He has 30 yards on 4 receptions for a touchdown and 54 yards on returns. On defense he has 29 tackles, 5 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries.

Demontez Alford at 5/11 170# plays defensive end, running back and wide receiver. This is his second season. He has rushed for 1267 yards on 120 carries for 14 touchdowns. He has 33 receiving yards on 6 receptions for a touchdown and has scored 96 points. On defense he has 66 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries.

Hamilton Hodges at 5/10 190# plays on both the offensive and defensive lines. In his three seasons has recorded 59 tackles and 1 fumble recovery.

Samuel Coleman at 6/2 250# plays on both offensive and defensive lines and is playing his fourth season. He has recorded 86 tackles, 3 sacks and a fumble recovery.

Evan Paul at 5/20 250# plays at offensive guard and on defensive line. In his second year has 54 tackles, 4 sacks and 1 recovery.

Ereck Eck at 5/8 245# plays both offensive and defensive lines. Playing in his second year has 13 tackles and 1 fumble recovery.

 Coach Wolfe and staff would love to hold them over but must let me journey into the next phase of their young lives. All Warrior fans wish them the best life has to offer.

 

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