Dora falls short against Hamilton, 28-21

By BUDDY SPARKMAN, Eagle Sports Correspondent
Posted 9/14/19

DORA — Hamilton used a strong running game to hold off a late come back effort to defeat Dora 28-21 Friday night at Horace Roberts Field.

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Dora falls short against Hamilton, 28-21

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DORA — Hamilton used a strong running game to hold off a late come back effort to defeat Dora 28-21 Friday night at Horace Roberts Field.

After a mostly inconsistent first half by both offenses, Hamilton finally got on the board first at the 4:19 mark of the second quarter when Jathan Jackson scored on a 12 yard run for the Aggies for a 6-0 lead after a missed PAT. Dora answered right back on the ensuing possession when Jamaal Harris raced 83 yards to the house. Brady Spradlin kicked it to a 7-6 lead for the Bulldogs. The mistake=prone Bulldogs fumbled the ball back to the Aggies on their next set of down at the Bulldog 40. Gabe Anglin capped a 7 play drive with a 12 yard run. Jackson passed to Bryant Loving for the two-point conversion and a 14-7 halftime lead.

Hamilton (3-0, 2-0) got the only score of the third quarter, converting another Bulldog miscue into points as Robert Johnson rumbled 22 yards to pay dirt. Michael Garcia added the point after as Hamilton took a 21-7 lead into the final frame. Dora (2-2 0-2) put up a valiant effort late in the contest.

Harris scored his second touchdown with a 10-yard run with 3:34 to play. Spradlin drew the Bulldogs within a score at 21-14. Anglin put it out of reach for Hamilton with a 36-yard run at the 1:43 mark.

Garcia made it 28-21.

Dora got a late score when Matthew Busby hit Jamarcus Goodman for a 30-yard touchdown.

Spradlin kicked it to 28-21 with 40 seconds left. A Bulldog onside kick attempt was recovered by the Aggies to finally put the Bulldogs away as two turnovers, too many penalties and a failed fourth-down conversion proved lethal for Dora.

Dora will be on the road next Friday for a regional game with Lawrence County.