Barnwell Dallyon Creech

Barnwell's Dallyon Creech (5) races to the end zone for a 50-yard touchdown during the first quarter of the Warhorses' 21-14 win over rival Silver Bluff. Creech had 231 total yards to help the No. 2 Warhorses move to 3-0, and he's the Aiken Standard Player of the Week.

Barnwell head coach Dwayne Garrick knows he can line Dallyon Creech up anywhere on the field and be confident in the junior's playmaking ability. That came in handy last week.

Creech has been known as more of a defensive player in recent years. He was among one of the area's leaders in interceptions as a freshman. Last season, he was a big part of the Barnwell special teams as well with big returns. This season, he's proving to be quite the versatile offensive weapon.

Creech led his team in rushing and receiving yards in a 21-14 victory against Silver Bluff last week. He scored a 50-yard receiving touchdown and also had a 25-yard punt return.

The 231 all-purpose yards and touchdown was enough to earn Creech the Week 2 Aiken Standard Player of the Week award.

"He's a competitor, so that's what stands out the most to me," Garrick said. "From an offensive standpoint, he's a good weapon to be able to throw the ball to, and at the same time he had a good night running the ball the other night. He's a guy you can trust. All those are things that matter."

Garrick also turned to Creech when the Warhorses needed to put the game away and burn clock late after getting a lead. It worked to perfection, as Barnwell was able to put the game away.

Through three games Creech leads the team with 253 rushing yards and 191 receiving yards. He also has six total touchdowns. He shows no signs of slowing down either. He's the perfect fit for the Warhorses' altered offensive approach this season.

"He's a competitor. He enjoys playing the game, and he plays it the right way," Garrick said. "He's a good kid too. You can trust him in the classroom and you can trust him in the community. He just makes good decisions."

​Eric Russell is the sports editor at the Aiken Standard. Contact him at 803-644-2396.