Perhaps it should come as no surprise that a game in South Carolina with a final score of 83-70 would feature a fair amount of eye-popping statistics. Still, what Mauldin High star Dre Massey produced in his squad’s victory against Boiling Springs (Spartanburg) High last Friday was downright amazing.
Massey passed for 213 yards and four touchdowns, completing 19 of 21 attempts. More impressively, he carried the ball 29 times, accumulating 354 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. His total yardage for the night was a whopping 567.
Suffice it to say, Boiling Springs could never figure out how to slow down the versatile signal caller.
"He took our team on his shoulders tonight," Mauldin coach Lee Taylor told Greenville Online. "I just know that he's a phenom. I'm just glad he suits up with the orange and white every Friday night."
As if Massey didn’t do enough on offense, he also produced a near-perfect punt on his team’s only attempt, using a quick kick from a shotgun formation to pin Boiling Springs inside its own 20-yard-line.
Massey is considered an "athlete" recruit, but has yet to receive a scholarship offer from a school from a major collegiate conference. He has, however, received significant attention from the likes of Clemson, Maryland and Oregon State.
The coach of the team he beat in Mauldin’s regular season finale seemed to think he's worthy of a chance to play at one of those programs.
"I'm not so sure he's not the best athlete in the state of South Carolina right now," Boiling Springs coach Rick Tate told Greenville Online. "He's an unbelievable athlete. He's an unbelievable kid."
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