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Bulldog Players Among Metro's Best
Dora football players Steven Harrison, Randy Parker, Troy Miller, and Tyler Ellis received honorable mention in the Birmingham News All Metro Team for 2002, which was published in the December 18 edition.
Harrison rushed for 1244 yards on 163 carries, an average of 7.6 yards per carry. He scored 23 touchdowns, and a total of 140 points, which was the fourth highest point total of any metro area player.
Parker was honored at wide receiver, where he caught 23 passes for 306 yards (an average of 13.3 yards per catch) and scored 3 touchdowns. He returned 9 punts for a total of 220 yards and two touchdowns, an average of 24.4 yards per return, and scored a total of 11 touchdowns and 70 total points.
Miller anchored the Bulldogs' Offensive and Defensive lines, but made the All-Metro team on the offensive side.
Ellis made the team for his punting (27 punts for an average of 36 yards per kick) but also handled most of the place kicking duties, adding 52 points on 43 PATs and 3 field goals.
Other Bulldogs who had outstanding personal statistics published in The News included Chase Pierce's 10 touchdowns and 904 rushing yards, Eric Woods' 9 touchdowns, 8th grader Marquis Chapel's 12 kickoff returns for 264 yards, and Todd Corley's 124 tackles.
Congratulations to these young men and the whole team for a great season.
Fay Bobo - Words From The Past

This was written by Fay Bobo a few years before she died in November of 2000. She did not give it a title.
Did you ever go to a Friday Night Singing? We did, every Friday night. Over at Calvary Church in Doliska, we sat on wooden benches and sang and sang. Good old toe-tapping gospel songs sprinkled liberally with the more heartfelt "Amazing Grace", "Shall We Gather at the River", and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" type hymns.
There was always a leader who kept 4/4 time with the north, south,east, west hand and arm motion. He or she usually sang louder than all the rest put together. Ever so often, the "Moderator" would call on a new leader who would get up and perform. Everyone who led tried to get more response from the crowd of singer. Oh, it was a great time that we looked forward to every week.



Faye Bobo Class of 1941






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