Making the play

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Coaches nominate the top playmakers in high school varsity football

• Freshman Tyrone Dilbert (#9) was chosen as the Battery Creek special teams’ player of the week for his outstanding performance in the Dolphins’ thrilling 35-28 comeback win against Academic Magnet. Tyrone made several key tackles as a member of the kickoff team that prevented the Raptors from returning kickoffs for a touchdown. Tyrone was also the leading rusher and scorer on the Dolphins’ junior varsity team and helped lead them to a 6-2 season. He scored his first varsity touchdown against Burke High School.

• Senior Jeremiah Alston (#27) was chosen as the team’s defensive player of the week for the Dolphin’s win over Academic Magnet. Jeremiah, who was coming off of a serious hip bruise, plays both inside as a nose guard and outside as an outside linebacker for the Dolphins recorded 5 tackles and forced the Raptors to run away from him all night. Jeremiah also plays on the kickoff team. This is the second time this season he has been recognized at the team’s defensive player of the week.

• Sophomore Andrew Woodley (#35) was recognized by the Dolphin coaching staff for his outstanding hustle in the Battery Creek 35-28 win over Academic Magnet, which secured the third place in the conference and a home playoff game for the Dolphins. Andrew, who was the starting safety and running back on the Dolphins’ junior varsity team, was forced in a starting role on the varsity after injuries sidelined the varsity starters. Andrew embraced the role and has been playing at a high level for two weeks now. He has made several key pass break ups as well as tackles for loss.

Battery Creek High School plays Waccamaw this coming Friday in the first home playoff game for Battery Creek since 2002. Go Dolphins!