Fayette County upsets
Published October 15, 2005 3:08 AM CDT
FAYETTE -- Dora had a chance to capture a
region championship Friday night against Fayette County.
Unfortunately, the Bulldogs came up short
with a 30-13 loss and now three teams are tied at the top.
The vaunted Dora rushing attack was held
in check as they had only 159 rushing yards and Whit Wright added
119 passing yards, one interception and two scores through the air.
Dora was led in rushing by Eric Woods with
100 yards on 17 carries. Meanwhile, Fayette put up 347 total yards,
287 of those put up by quarterback Seth Harkness on 22-of-38 passing
and four touchdowns.
"We didn't execute on offense, and that
is my fault," said Dora head coach Johnny Wright. "We
got out of game plan and got passive and it killed us."
Fayette County started the scoring in the
first quarter with a 52-yard touchdown pass from Harkness to Hunter
Crimm and Carson Nichols added the extra point to give Fayette County
a 7-0 lead.
Neither team lit up the scoreboard again
until midway through the second quarter and again it was Harkness
to Crimm from five yards out to make it 14-0.
Dora took the second half kickoff and drove
for its first score of the game on a Wright to Landon Hayes pass
play of 13 yards. Dora missed the extra point and the score was
Fayette County promptly took the kickoff
back to the Dora 49-yard line on a trick play on the return and
the Tigers answered with another touchdown pass by Harkness to Roy
Newton from seven yards out.
After a fumble recovery, Fayette County (7-1,
5-1) struck again for another score as Harkness hit Chuck Franks
for a touchdown pass to make it 27-6.
On the third play of the fourth quarter,
Dora put its last points of the game on the board with a 19-yard
pass from Wright to Chavis Williams.
The finals points were set up by another
Dora miscue. Wright threw an interception at the Fayette County
34-yard line and the Tigers took the ball to the 5-yard line where
the Dora defense stood strong and forced a 22-yard field goal by
Nichols to make it 30-13.
Friday's game was a matchup of top offensive
teams. Dora averaged 42 a game while Fayette County averaged 41.
Dora (6-2, 5-1) returns home to face Tarrant
next week in the final region battle of the season. The Bulldogs
host Mortimer Jordan in the season finale.
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