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Dora Wins Region in a Squeaker
If anyone from Dora thought the game against the Corner Yellow Jackets was going to be a cakewake, they were mistaken. The 10th ranked Bulldogs had their hands full but managed to eek out a 35 to 30 victory to clinch the 4A Regional Championship.
The game was an offensive shootout with the Dogs piling up 486 yards 443 of which came on the ground. The Eric Woods show continued this week with 251 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Bennie Long also had a hot night by hitting 5-of-5 point after attempts.
The Jackets, on their first possession, drove down the field and scored first with a field goal.
The Dawgs roared back to score a touchdown on an 73 yard scamper by Eric Woods. The Dora faithful breathed a sigh of relief, but it was much too early to bring out the cigars.
Corner came storming back on its next possession and scored
when Manning hit Peters for a 30-yard touchdown to put the

Yellow Jackets up 10-7 with 2:02 left in the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, quarterback Jorge Williams hit Derrik Gardner for the first of his two touchdown catches which made the score 14 to 10.
Late in the second quarter Dora looked to add to its lead, but Kyle Hayes stepped in front of Williams' pass attempt and returned the interception 65 yards to give the Yellow Jackets a 17-14 halftime advantage.
On the kickoff for the second half Dora raised the bar with a crushing tackle of Corner's return man. The defense held tough and stopped the Jackets and then promptly took the ball down the field aided by an 81 yard dash by Eric Woods on their first posession of the second half and scored to go ahead. The Bulldogs added to their lead when Chapel scored from 12 yards out with 5:20 left in the third quarter.
Corner wouldn't quit.
The Yellow Jackets charged back into the game when Manning scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak to cut the Dora lead to 28-23 with 11:19 left in the game.
Chapel answered with Dora's final score of the night on an eight-yard run.
Corner added one more score, when Ken Thomas reached pay dirt after a 29-yard run.
"I'm not pleased with our effort tonight, but a win is a win and this makes us region champs," Dora head coach Johnny Wright said. "At this time of year, you want to be playing your best football. We didn't do that tonight. You have to give Corner credit. They fought until the very end. It was a good football game."
The Bulldogs return to action next week when they travel to Morris for a game with the Mortimer Jordan Blue Devils.

Click here for photos of the game NOTE: Some of the photos taken by Glenn Allen Bobo.

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