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Special to The Daily Mountain Eagle
Published September 03, 2005 2:30 AM CDT

HOLT -- After one quarter Friday night, the Holt Ironmen and the Dora Bulldogs appeared to be digging in for a low-scoring, defensive slugfest.

But when the horn sounded for halftime, the Bulldogs had turned a seven-point lead into a commanding 28-point cushion on its way to a 62-13 victory at Holt High School.

"I can't be more pleased with our guys," said Dora coach Johnny Wright. "There's not a lot to complain about. This is a great win for us, a big region win. It's a good way to start it off."

The Ironmen had the ball to start the second quarter but quarterback Justin Shaw threw an interception on the first play of the quarter that Dora returned to the Holt 23-yard line. To add insult to injury, Shaw was hurt during the return and never returned to the game.

The Bulldogs didn't wait long to score. Marquis Chapel scampered for a 16-yard touchdown with 11 minutes to go to give Dora a 13-0 lead after the extra-point try was missed.

On the Bulldogs next possession, Dora got its passing game into the mix. Quarterback Whit Wright found Eric Woods open in the flat on the first play for a 34-yard gain down to the Holt 11-yard line.

Two plays later, Wright maneuvered his way through the Holt defense on a quarterback option for a 12-yard touchdown run and a 21-0 Dora lead.

Holt seemed to have momentum after following up the touchdown with a big defensive stop, forcing Dora to turn the ball over on downs deep inside Holt territory. But that's when the momentum shifted again.

The Bulldogs defense forced a three-and-out and then the special teams blocked the punt attempt. Chapel marched it in two plays later from nine yards out for a 28-7 lead. On the kickoff, Dora recovered a fumble at the Holt 35.

All it took was one play for the Bulldogs to capitalize on it as Woods darted his way through the Ironmen defense for a 35-yard touchdown run.

Dora hosts back-to-back region games against Oak Grove and Corner the next two weeks.

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