Wins Hard Fought Game
Dora struggles on defense, but the offense played strong enough
for the win. Fayette County came to plan and was able to move the
ball against the Dawgs.
Dora got on the board in their first possession. On the second play
form scrimmage, Marquis Chappel playing quarterback in place of
the injured Jorge Williams scrambled around the right side for an
80 yard touchdown. The Dawgs never trailed.
On Fayette County's first possession they converted on a number
of first downs taking advantage of a soft Dora defense and from
the 50 yard line with a 3 and 4 yards to go, the Fayette quarterback
called his own number and scrambled 50 yards to tie the score.
Derick Gardner goes over the top
of two Fayette defenders for a Dora touchdown
Photo by James Phillips
|Dora's second score came after
a Chappel connected with Chase Pierce for about a 30 yard gain. Dora
moved the ball well and Derick Gardner danced into the end zone from
about the 10 yard line. Dora 14 Fayette 7.
The teams swapped possessions a number of times in the second quarter
before Fayette managed to sneak in for a touchdown and extra point
to tie the game.
Dora got the ball and moved the ball to their own 40 yard line where
the drive stalled. The tried a fake punt and gained 10 yards for a
first down and managed to score a touchdown and extra point to go
ahead 21 to 14.
Both Fayette scored another touchdown and extra point and Dora answered
making the score 27 to 21 but the failed to convert. This play was
a heart stopper because Chase Pierce fumbled the ball on the 1 yard
line but fell on the ball in the end zone for the touchdown.
Fayette hung tough and marched down the field with 2 minutes remaining,
but Dora's defense stiffened and they held on 3 and 4. Fayette put
all their key receivers in the game and both teams took time outs
to try and gain the advantage. With 4th and 4 yard on Dora's 40 yard
line, Dora's defensive back came up at the last possible second to
slap the ball away from the Fayette receiver and the ball went over
to Dora. Fayette had no timeouts remaining so Chappel simply took
an knee on all the snaps and ran the clock out. Final score Dora 27
Fayette County 21.