Monday, January 14, 2013
Two Dorchester County athletes did nearly all the scoring during the 2012 South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association North-South All-star Game.
Fort Dorchester’s Daitwan Commodore scored a pair of touchdowns and Summerville’s Jarrod Tucker scored the other as the South earned a 23-0 win over the North in the 64th annual event held at Doug Shaw Stadium. The only other score in the game was a safety by the South defense, a unit that had a lot to do with the one-sidedness of the game.
It is the South’s first win since 2004 in the game that pits some of the best senior football players from the southern part of the state up against their counterparts from the northern part of the state. It is also the South’s first shutout over the North since 1989. The North leads the series 36-26-2.
Commodore carried the ball a dozen times and scored on runs of 12 and 3 yards. The performance earned him the South’s Offensive MVP honor. Tucker, who split time between fullback and tailback, helped the South get off to a fast start by dashing 78 yards for a touchdown to put the all-star team up 7-0 with the PAT kick.
Lake View linebacker Darius Leonard was the South’s Defensive MVP. He recorded nine tackles, including six solo stops.
Newberry wide receiver Tovaris Cuerton was the North Offensive MVP. He caught three passes for 58 yards.
Spartanburg linebacker Simeon Byrd was the North Defensive MVP. He logged 11 tackles, including a tackle for a loss and a sack.
Others Lowcountry athletes who participated in the game are: Deangelo Stephenson (Bishop England), C.J. Frazier (Bluffton), Jalen Stevens (Goose Creek), Anthony Smalls (Hanahan), Roderick Mccray (Timberland), Noah Shuler (Stratford), Shawn Peace (Stratford), Chuck Rouse (Wando), Rudder Brown (Wando), Marquis Webb (Bluffton) and Michael Myers (Goose Creek).