The week four match-up between Fort Dorchester High School and Summerville High School in North Charleston, South Carolina lived up to its hype on Friday night. This defensive battle between these two classic rivalry schools marked another victory in the long and historic career of Summerville High School Head Football Coach John McKissick, the most victorious high school football coach in the United States.
Geno is a three year starter for Fort Dorchester at linebacker and is also a member of the wrestling and track/field teams. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has a 3.72 GPA. He wants to study engineering in college. Geno is the son of Herbert and Robin Porter.
Tyler is a first year starter at offensive tackle for Summerville. He has a 4.23 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club at Summerville. When he graduates, he wants to study medicine and be a physical therapist. His parents are James and Tracey Lotz.
Coach McKissick's Summerville Green Wave used the running of Great American Rivalry Series Most Valuable Player De'angelo Henderson to edge the Fort Dorchester Patriots 17-13 on Friday night. De'angelo Henderson's 148 rushing yards and a critical go head first half touchdown were too much for Head Coach Steve LaPrad's team.
Friday night's game was an old fashioned slugfest as the two teams battled for every yard in a first half that featured ten total punts. But Henderson's legs proved to be the difference as he raced 47 yards for a score and Summerville added a field goal to make the score 10-0 at halftime and the Green Wave never looked back.
In the second half, the Green Wave used a bend-do-not-break defense and they lead the built in the first half to hold off the Patriots. The Green Wave defense battered the Patriot's quarterback and racked up five sacks on the night and racked up a total of 340 yards of offense compared to only 250 for Fort Dorchester.
This seventeen year-old rivalry series between these two schools now stands at 15 wins for Summerville and two for Fort Dorchester. And as Coach McKissick walked off the field with another victory, the Green Wave stood, raised their helmets, and saluted their coach and another victory in his 52 year career.
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