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Dawgs Take Down The Devils 51-29

The Dora Bulldogs came back with a vengence on Saturday against Cordova after play was resumed. The teams were tied 7 -7 when the game was postponed on Thursday night after the collapse of Dora Head Coach Johnny Wright.
It was thought at the time that CoachWright had a heart attack, but physicians are unsure what caused the collapse and he will undergo extensive tests at UAB to determine the problem. See updates below.

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Friday 6:20 p.m. Update on Coach Wright

UPDATE: I spoke with Marla Wright, the daughter of Coach Johnny Wright this evening and he is in good shape. "He's doing great!" Marla said. They did not do any surgical procedures today. He will remain under observation in the hospital at Princeton until Monday September 1st and he will then be transferred to UAB for further tests. Marla said that it is inconclusive whether he actually had a heart attack not, but that they are taking no chances. She said the coach was chompin' at the bits to get out and get back on the field. I could hear him laughing and talking in the back ground and he sounded strong.
I will post more information as I learn it.
Rick

Thursday August 28th - Coach Wright Collapses on the Field During the Dora/Cordova Game

With less than five minutes left in the second quarter of the Dora Cordova football game on Thursday night, Head Coach Johnny Wright collapsed with an apparent heart attach. Dr. Scott Twilley and several paramedics and fire and rescue attended to the Coach on the sideline. An ambulance was called onto the field and Coach Wright was rushed to Baptist Medical Center Princeton hospital. Joe Potts, principal of Dora High School said that as of about 9:30 p.m. the coach was in stable condition.
The game was postponed and will continue on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
The game was tied 7 to 7 and the temperature was in the mid 80's with high humidity.
Moments after the ambulance left the field, all players, coaches, and cheerleaders for both teams gathered on Dora's sideline for a prayer.
I was standing only a few feet from the coach as the medical staff worked on him he was conscience and actually trying to get off the stretcher. His wife was there on the field and accompanied him to the hospital.
I will provide additional information as it becomes available.


This photo was taken moments before the coach collapsed.UP

Both Teams, Coaches and Cheerleaders Gather for Prayer.

 

 

 
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