Dusty graduated Norfolk Catholic in 2000 and played Wingback and Linebacker during his 4 years on the football team. Dusty started every game in his four years of high school for Norfolk Catholic. Including 5 against Pierce, in which he was 5 – 0. In the regular season game in 1998, his Junior year, Dusty caught the winning touchdown pass in the 4th quarter as NC defeated Pierce 28 – 21. In his Senior year, the NC Pierce game was again a classic. Dusty blocked an attempted Field Goal that would have given Pierce the win, then caught the winning TD pass in overtime to win the game for Norfolk Catholic 23 – 17. Pierce and Norfolk Catholic met in the State Championship game later that season and Dusty caught a TD pass in that game as NC won the Title 35 – 7.