Dreher head football coach Treigh Sullivan’s Blue Devils thumped Columbia High 38-6 last week in both team’s season-opener. Sullivan, whose squad faces Gray Collegiate on Friday, talked with MidlandsHighSchoolSports.com before Monday’s practice.
Senior Anthony “Junior” Salters, the Providence Heart Dreher Player of the Week, has been phenomenal all season for the Blue Devils but none better than his performance in a 42-32 win over Lower Richland on Nov. 4. Salters scored on a kick-off return, run from scrimmage and interception return in addition to picking off four Diamond-Hornet passes, a combination of big plays that has almost certainly never been previously accomplished in a SCHSL game by one player. Great job, Junior!
Dreher travels to North Myrtle Beach in the first round of the 4A playoffs on Friday.
Senior lineman Kris Crabtree, the Providence Heart Dreher Boys Player of the Week, talked with us about this evening’s Region 5-4A match-up between the Blue Devils and Lower Richland.
We talked to Dreher coach Treigh Sullivan on Friday before the Blue Devils traveled to Lower Richland for a Region 5-4A battle with the Diamond Hornets.
Jay Washington is the Providence Heart Dreher Boys Player of the Week. The Blue Devils’ (4-2, 0-1) 5-9, 198-pound TB/LB has rushed for 865 yards, third best in the Midlands and tops for any 4A high school player in the area. Dreher hosts O-W (3-3, 0-1) on Friday in a Region 5-4A match-up at Memorial Stadium. Great job, Jay!
We visited with Dreher head football coach Treigh Sullivan early last week as the Blue Devils practiced in preparation for Region 5-4A foe Lower Richland. Due to this past week’s weather, that game has been rescheduled for Nov. 4. Next up for the Blue Devils (4-2, 0-1) is a conference home game against Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Friday. The Bruins (3-3, 0-1) fell to A.C. Flora 44-28 in their region opener on Sept. 30. Sullivan talked with us about his team bouncing back from their 41-20 region-opening loss to Chapin and also commented on Dreher’s dynamic duo of TB/LB Jay Washington and WR/RB/CB Anthony Salters, as productive a pair of players as any in the Midlands.
Dreher defeated Calhoun County 42-28 last week to increase its record to 4-0 on the season. Senior QB Matthew Campbell was close to perfect for coach Treigh Sullivan’s Blue Devils, completing 14 of 16 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown while, according to Sullivan, “running our offense and managing the game as well as any quarterback of mine ever has in a single game.” Campbell, the Providence Heart Dreher Boys Player of the Week, also was 6-6 on PAT’s and boomed two punts 60 and 59 yards, respectively. Great job, Matthew!
Dreher junior Jay Washington is fourth in the Midlands with 589 yards rushing and is expected to be a huge factor in the Blue Devils’ (4-0) Friday showdown with unbeaten Gilbert (4-0) on Homecoming at the Indians’ field. Washington’s prowess at running back is well-documented by those who followed the Blue Devils last season, but it’s his play at linebacker that also drew praise from Indians’ head coach Chad Leaphart on Wednesday. “Jay is a difference-maker for them when he lines up at linebacker,” Leaphart said. “I just watched film of him against Calhoun County last week and, man, he is impressive when he gets to the ball. He was just- pow! – hitting guys at a whole different level than you see with most kids. He’s just a great football player.” Washington, who was credited defensively with six solo tackles to go with his 128 yards rushing and two TD’s in last week’s win against the Saints, talked with MidlandsHighSchoolSports.com on Monday following the Blue Devils’ practice.
Undefeated Dreher (4-0) hits the road on Friday to face unbeaten Gilbert (4-0) in the final non-region game for both teams. Blue Devil defensive tackle Kris Crabtree, a 6-2, 225-pound senior who had 10 tackles in last week’s 42-28 win over Calhoun County, will be a critical component of Dreher’s mission to slow down Indians tailback Catriez Cook, the Midlands’ leading rusher with 709 yards, an average of 177.3 yards per game.