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Katie Johnson

Junior Dorsey Benefield has been selected as the 13th Farmers Insurance Player of the Week for the fall sports season. Benefield was chosen by head coach Chad Phillips for his ability to play good defense and being a good leader.

Dorsey Benefield

Player of the Week

Tim Monihan and Farmers Insurance recognize junior football player Dorsey Benefield as the 13th Player of the Week for the 2022 sports season.

“It feels good [to be Player of the Week],” Benefield said. “Just glad we got a win.”

This is the second time this season Benefield has earned the award.

“I’m just glad I keep on winning and glad that we’re going to the playoffs,” Benefield said.

Dorsey had two interceptions in the first half of last week’s game, one a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown midway through the second quarter, putting Starr’s Mill up 27-0.

“He had a really big game for us, had a pick-6 for a touchdown, played very well on defense and is a very good leader,” football head coach Chad Phillips said.

Starr’s Mill defense intercepted a total of three passes in the 41-19 win over Riverdale.

“[Benefield] is just so influential in the way he works, the passion that he has for the game, his enthusiasm and his attitude,” Phillips said.

Starr’s Mill currently sits in a three-way tie for the third spot in the region with a 3-2 record. The team is 6-2 overall. The Panthers host North Clayton this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the annual Homecoming game.

The regular season wraps up on November 4 when Starr’s Mill hosts Whitewater.

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