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Fayette County upsets Bulldogs
Eagle Correspondent
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 14-6.

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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