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Dora Bulldogs Rip Vinemont

Dora racks up yardage in region win
Special to The Daily Mountain Eagle
Published September 07, 2002 3:41 AM CDT

VINEMONT -- Dora's running game and speed proved too much for Vinemont Friday night as the Eagles fell, 44-12.

It was the two teams' first Class 3A Region 6 game of the year.

The Bulldogs (2-0) used strong rushing efforts by Steven Harrison and quarterback Jorge Williams to pull away from Vinemont (1-1).

"They had real good speed, Vinemont coach Kenny Griffin said. "They just came out tonight and played a great football game and executed well and we never could get anything established offensively."

Dora jumped out to a quick first-quarter lead and never looked back. The first drive of the game ended with the Eagles turning the football over to Dora on the 30-yard line. The Bulldogs took over and scored on 25-yard pass from Jorge Williams to Wesley Butler. Tyler Ellis kicked the extra point.

A special-teams lapse led to the Bulldogs1 second score. Dora blocked a Nathan Anderson punt and recovered inside the red zone to set up the easy score. Chase Pierce drove to the four-yard line and Steven Harrison scored the Bulldogs' second touchdown.

The third score shortly followed. Williams completed a 24-yard pass to Randy Parker for a first down at the beginning of the third quarter. The pass set up an 11-yard run to Steven Harrison to the four-yard line. A holding penalty and a quarterback sack by Vinemont's Anderson forced Dora to settle for a field goal, making the score 17-0.

Dora scored 21 points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

D.J. Methvin scored on a 85-yard run to make the score 31-6 at the end of the third quarter.

Vinemont ended the game on a strong note. The Eagles started at the 20-yard line and drove 80 yards for a touchdown. Running backs Chase Rutherford and Wesley Tankersley combined to spark the drive with several nice runs. Justin Lotero capped off the long drive with a 2-yard touchdown run to end the game.

It was the sophomore quarterback's first score of his high school career.

The Eagles had a chance to score at the beginning of the second half but the drive sputtered on the goal line.

Christian Runge broke a 47-yard run to the Dora 17-yard line. A roughing-the-passer penalty put Vinemont even closer but the Eagles couldn't manage any points. They were stopped inches from the goal line.


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