Fans don’t have to wait much longer for a taste of high school football.
The 2019 Dorchester County Showdown football jamboree will feature some top-tier talent so it should be action packed. Gates for the jamboree, scheduled for Summerville’s Memorial Stadium, will open at 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Tickets are available at www.dorchestercountyshowdown.com.
The Dorchester County Showdown pits teams from all four public high schools in the county up against each other for quarter-long scrimmages. Junior varsity scrimmages begin at 7 p.m. with Woodland playing Ashley Ridge. Then the Summerville JV will play Fort Dorchester.
Varsity games are scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. with Summerville facing Woodland. Then Woodland will play Ashley Ridge. The Swamp Foxes will turn around and play Fort Dorchester. The final scrimmage of the evening will put Fort Dorchester up against Summerville.
Each team participating in this year’s event has some athletes drawing major college interest.
Ashley Ridge quarterback Matt Duncan has verbally committed to play for Temple University. As a junior last season, he completed 150 passes for more than 2,300 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Fort Dorchester is returning nine starters on the defensive side of the ball this season and many of them have caught the eyes of college recruiters. The Patriots’ defensive line is anchored by highly-touted defensive end Emmanuel Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Da’Quan Robinson and D.J. Watson, who are all drawing major interest.
Summerville returns a pair of talented and experienced running backs. K.J. Rollins and Derrion Larry combined for approximately 1,000 rushing yards last season.
Woodland features one of the top receivers in the state. Lavel Davis, who is verbally committed to the University of Virginia, made 70 receptions for just more than 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior.
The Dorchester County Showdown will also include activities in between quarters and a host of vendors offering refreshments and other products.