Posted On: 11/19/20 10:00 AM

The all-chalk Class 5A Upper State playoffs rewarded the four No. 1 seeds (Dorman, Northwestern, T.L. Hanna and Gaffney) in the opening round. But now it’s time for those four to start shaking out which of them have what it takes to get through the bear of a second round matchup.

For Dorman-Northwestern, that means two great defenses matched up with two fantastic offenses. This one probably won’t disappoint, thanks to two defensive players from the Cavaliers (4-1) and their counterparts on the other side of the ball for the Trojans (6-0).

CAMERON EUBANKS, SAFETY, DORMAN

You’ll see why Eubanks is so important to the Cavaliers’ chances in this game later on, but match-up aside, he’s been flat-out huge all season. He leads Dorman in solo tackles, total tackles and interceptions; he’ll stick his facemask into the chest of a ball carrier or scan the field for a chance at an interception. That flexibility is a huge luxury for the rest of the defense.

DRESHUN DROGAN, DEFENSIVE END, DORMAN

Built like a middle linebacker, the instincts of a true end. At 6-foot and somewhere in the ball park of 215 pounds, he typically lines up against the right side of

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