ROEBUCK – Dorman rolled to a 49-7 home victory against Wade Hampton in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Wade Hampton got off to a hot start on the opening drive, as the Generals marched down the field for four consecutive first downs.
After a holding call, Wade Hampton faced a first-and-26 attempt from their 40-yard line. Quarterback Josh Edwards burst free on an impressive 20-yard run, but fumbled on the play.
Dorman’s Bryson Carson recovered the ball at the Cavalier’s 39-yard line, and the Cavaliers capitalized on the turnover and moved 61 yards in seven plays to take a 7-0 lead.
Dorman put together consecutive scoring drives to take a commanding 21-0 lead with 8:36 left in the half.
However, Wade Hampton did not give up. The Generals’ running game got going again.
After a 4-yard run by Jakari Stevens and a Dorman personal foul, Wade Hampton held possession at Dorman’s 18-yard line.
Edwards called his own number on first down. The junior quarterback ran into a wall in the middle of the Cavaliers’ defense. However, Edwards would not be denied and spun out of the pile.
He sprinted to his left and outraced all defenders to the end zone, cutting the deficit to 14 with 4:21 to play in the first half. He finished the half with 80 yards rushing on 14 carries.
Linebacker Antwann McCray ended the Cavaliers’ following drive with an interception at Wade Hampton’s 43-yard line with 3:46 left in the quarter. The senior returned the ball 23 yards.
After another Cavaliers personal foul, Wade Hampton held possession at their opponent’s 27-yard line. The Generals couldn’t get anything going and turned the ball over with 1:19 to go in the half.
The Generals could not put anything together after halftime. Dorman held Wade Hampton to 58 total yards of offense in the second half.