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Dora Bulldogs Pick Up First Win of the Season
Not sure what it could be, but the Dora Bulldogs have the Corner Yellow Jackets' number. The Jackets have not beaten the Dawgs this century and they didn't beat them much the last one either. Dora's team put up impressive numbers on both offence and defensive to hand the Jackets a 42 - 21 defeat and pick up the first win of the season.
Sophomore Ja’Michael Swain put on a show for the stunned Corner crowd by running up203 rushing yards offensively and picking off no less than four passes from the Jackets. Swain returned one of those passes for a touchdown.
Dora (1-5, 1-3) quarterback Kenny Carlton who went for 9 of 15 for 110 yards, had his best night of the season.
The Bulldogs head back home next week to face Midfield.

Dora picks up 1st win behind Swain

Special to the Eagle
Published October 06, 2007 3:13 AM CDT
CORNER— The Dora Bulldogs have something to smile about. The Bulldogs earned their first victory Friday night with a thrilling 41-21 triumph over Corner. It’s the first win at Dora for head coach Tony Johnson.

Sophomore running back Ja’Michael Swain had a breakout game for the Bulldogs on both sides of the ball. He stole the show with 203 yards rushing and one touchdown offensively and collected four interceptions — all in the second half — and returned one for a score defensively.

Dora (1-5, 1-3) quarterback Kenny Carlton had his best outing of the season as well. Carlton went 9-for-15 for 110 yards and two touchdowns.

Brennan Nash added 80 yards rushing and Dora’s defense yielded only 60 total yards in the second half.

Corner cracked the scoreboard first when tailback Caleb Hoyle dove in from one yard out for a 7-0 lead.

The Yellow Jackets made it 14-0 in the second quarter when Devin Cuda went in for a 10-yard score.

On Dora’s ensuing possession, Nash took a handoff on a reverse and scampered down the right sideline for a 73-yard touchdown. Nathan Hicks added the extra point to cut it to 14-7.

After a Corner turnover, the Bulldogs took over at the Yellow Jackets 13-yard line and Carlton found Josh Moore over the middle for the Bulldogs second touchdown to pull Dora even at 14-14.

Corner’s final score of the first half came when Casey Marcum broke free around right end on the very next play from scrimmage for 67 yards.

Corner place kicker Caitlin Geddings made all three PAT’s for the Jackets.

Dora didn’t allow another point thanks in large part to Swain. He had an 80-yard run in the third quarter to set up a 4-yard touchdown by Carlton to draw Dora even at 21-21.

After the teams exchanged punts Swain went to work on defense intercepting the first of four passes.

Carlton connected with Keegan Tarver for Dora’s next score to hand the Bulldogs their first lead of the year, 28-21.

On Corner’s next possession, Swain intercepted quarterback Zach Price again at the Yellow Jackets 30-yard line and returned it for a touchdown.

Swain was not through. With just over a minute to go in the game and Dora trying to run out the clock, Swain broke free around left end and raced 78 yards for the final score of the night.

Dora, who improved to 23-5 all-time against Corner, returns home next week to host the Midfield Patriots.


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