Hey Folks, I was not able to
attend the Dora Holt game this week. If anyone has photos from the
game, please send them to me.
Special to The Daily Mountain Eagle
Published September 03, 2005 2:30 AM CDT
HOLT -- After one quarter Friday night, the
Holt Ironmen and the Dora Bulldogs appeared to be digging in for
a low-scoring, defensive slugfest.
But when the horn sounded for halftime, the
Bulldogs had turned a seven-point lead into a commanding 28-point
cushion on its way to a 62-13 victory at Holt High School.
"I can't be more pleased with our guys,"
said Dora coach Johnny Wright. "There's not a lot to complain
about. This is a great win for us, a big region win. It's a good
way to start it off."
The Ironmen had the ball to start the second
quarter but quarterback Justin Shaw threw an interception on the
first play of the quarter that Dora returned to the Holt 23-yard
line. To add insult to injury, Shaw was hurt during the return and
never returned to the game.
The Bulldogs didn't wait long to score. Marquis
Chapel scampered for a 16-yard touchdown with 11 minutes to go to
give Dora a 13-0 lead after the extra-point try was missed.
On the Bulldogs next possession, Dora got
its passing game into the mix. Quarterback Whit Wright found Eric
Woods open in the flat on the first play for a 34-yard gain down
to the Holt 11-yard line.
Two plays later, Wright maneuvered his way
through the Holt defense on a quarterback option for a 12-yard touchdown
run and a 21-0 Dora lead.
Holt seemed to have momentum after following
up the touchdown with a big defensive stop, forcing Dora to turn
the ball over on downs deep inside Holt territory. But that's when
the momentum shifted again.
The Bulldogs defense forced a three-and-out
and then the special teams blocked the punt attempt. Chapel marched
it in two plays later from nine yards out for a 28-7 lead. On the
kickoff, Dora recovered a fumble at the Holt 35.
All it took was one play for the Bulldogs
to capitalize on it as Woods darted his way through the Ironmen
defense for a 35-yard touchdown run.
Dora hosts back-to-back region games against
Oak Grove and Corner the next two weeks.
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