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Dutchtown seniors place names atop record books
by Maurice Dixon
October 16, 2013 02:22 PM | 6668 views | 0 0 comments | 271 271 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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From left, Dutchtown football players Brandon Robertson and Rodel Shorter.
Staff / Katherine Frye / From left, Dutchtown football players Brandon Robertson and Rodel Shorter.
Dutchtown seniors Brandon Robertson and Rodel Shorter played their way to the top of the football program’s record books on the same night.

On Sept. 27 in a 42-3 victory over Spalding, Robertson set the single-season record for touchdowns (13) and Shorter became the schools’ all-time leader in receiving yards with 968.

“I didn’t know about any of the records,” Robertson said. “I found out the day of. I didn’t focus on it until the announcer said it.”

Shorter, who was a little more aware of what was a stake, passed Jamal Watkins’ mark of 889 yards with eight catches for 142 yards and a touchdown in the rout.

“It’s a good achievement but as far as the season, I just want to win,” Shorter said.

As far as the part-time quarterback, running back and wide receiver Robertson, he passed the previous mark of 11 TDs, which was held by both Michael Brown and William Smith.

Robertson finished the contest with four catches for 164 yards and two scores.

“Since I was at Dutchtown Middle School, I’ve been dreaming of helping someone reach a great achievement at Dutchtown,” said sophomore quarterback K’lin Epps, who passed for 365 yards and four TDs in the dominant win.

“Those kids have been doing a fantastic job for us in a short amount of time,” Dutchtown coach Kevin Jones said.

The Bulldogs’ rout of Spalding was also the third game that they scored at least 42 points en route to a victory.

“We have a good coaching staff and they are always pushing us,” Shorter said.

“We have a lot of athletes on this team that can make plays and the coaches put us in position to make those plays,” Robertson said.

Dutchtown continued to produce the points in its next two contests but left the field both times with losses.

In last week’s setback to Eagle’s Landing, Robertson and Shorter set more program records. Robertson set a single-game record with 162 yards on kickoff returns and Shorter became the first receiver to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark.

The Bulldogs host Stockbridge this Friday.

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