Fort Dorchester Patriots to take on the Wando Warriors

Senior Qway’Jon Simmons is one of the leading receivers for the Patriots so far this season.

The Fort Dorchester Football team is looking to sustain its momentum when it travels to Wando Sept. 13.

The Warriors finished with a 4-7 record last season, but are looking to do better in 2019. Wando has some experienced skills players on both sides of the ball, but is relying on some unproven linemen early this season.

Wando defeated Summerville 32-20 Aug. 30 in its season opener and wasn’t able to play in Week 2 due to Hurricane Dorian. The Wando defense forced two interceptions and a fumble against the Wave. The Wando offense passed for more than 250 yards and three touchdowns.

Quarterback Branden Pritchard led the way with 261 passing yards and two touchdown passes. His primary targets in the game were Dillon McCarthy, who had five grabs for 80 yards, and Maken Glover, who had six grabs for 75 yards. Wando’s Jaden Singleton added 106 rushing yards and a TD run.

The Patriots are off to a strong 2-0 start this season with convincing wins over Glynn Academy of Georgia and Cane Bay. Fort Dorchester outscored its opponents 80-6 during those two games. The Patriots’ defense hasn’t surrendered a single touchdown, only a pair of field goals to Glynn Academy.

Patriots’ quarterback De’Andrae Sabb has completed 16 of 20 pass attempts for 272 yards while backup QB Zolten Osborne has completed 4 of 6 pass attempts for 89 yards and a touchdown.

Junior receiver Keith Desaussure has made five receptions this season for 132 yards. Senior Qway’Jon Simmons has eight receptions for 88 yards. Senior Joel Seaman has the team’s sole TD catch of the year, on a play that covered 35 yards.

OJ Washington, Davion Joyner, Wright and Jenkins have also made receptions this season.

The Patriots have also moved the ball on the ground. Senior running back Kalil Jenkins has rushed for 104 yards and six TDs while junior Dwayne Wright has rushed for 111 yards and three scores. Sabb has 64 rushing yards and a TD run.