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"The last time we played perfect," Dorman coach Dave Gutshall said.
The biggest play of the game came just before the half. With Dutch Fork leading 10-0, Dorman lined up for a 32-yard field goal with less than two seconds remaining in the second quarter with a chance to cut the lead to one score.
Instead, Dutch Fork extended its lead to three scores. Dorman's field goal attempt was blocked and Lane Ecton returned it 73 yards for a touchdown to give the Silver Foxes a 17-0 halftime lead.
"That's tough," Gutshall said.
Colburn rushed for a 10-yard touchdown late in the first quarter to give Dutch Fork a 10-0 lead after the opening period.
After the blocked field goal to end the first half, Dorman drove 55 yards in less than five minutes and scored on Aron Spann's 1-yard touchdown run to cut Dutch Fork's lead to 17-7 early in the third quarter.
But the Silver Foxes jumped out to a 27-7 lead after Bass' second field goal and a jump pass from Colburn to Bryson Cannon for a 3-yard touchdown with 10 minutes remaining in the game.
Arcega-Whiteside's 8-yard touchdown catch midway through the fourth quarter cut the lead to 27-13, but the Cavaliers never got the ball back.
Arcega-Whiteside, Dorman's all-time leading receiver, caught 10 passes for 116 yards and a score, but most of his damage was done in the second half.
"They came in the game and they weren't going to let J.J. beat them," Gutshall said.
Gutshall said the Cavaliers will miss this senior class.
"They've had a great year.
Dorman coach Dave Gutshall said the road to Columbia will be brutal.
"I've been in the state 22 years, and I don't think I've ever seen a tougher bracket,"
Gutshall recalled the last time the Cavaliers won the state championship in 2009 having to defeat Clover, unbeaten Irmo and Gaffney before taking down Byrnes in the championship.
"Fort Mill is a good team with a very good quarterback," Gutshall said.