Rushing attack leads Dora past Carbon Hill

By BUDDY SPARKMAN, Eagle Sports Correspondent
Posted 9/1/17

CARBON HILL — The Dora Bulldogs rolled up 445 yards of offense and took advantage of four Carbon Hill turnovers on their way to a 40-6 win at G. W. Keith Stadium Friday night.

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Rushing attack leads Dora past Carbon Hill

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CARBON HILL — The Dora Bulldogs rolled up 445 yards of offense and took advantage of four Carbon Hill turnovers on their way to a 40-6 win at G. W. Keith Stadium Friday night.

Dora got on the scoreboard first when Achilya Dixon slashed through the Bulldogs defense for a 27 yard score. Jack Spradlin kicked it to 7-0 at the 4:48 mark for the only points of the first quarter.

Carbon Hill's first five possessions resulted in punts as the Dora defense held the Bulldogs to 65 first-half yards. Dixon struck again early in the second quarter as he broke loose on a spectacular 79-yard run, breaking four tackles for his second score of the night. The PAT failed as Dora led 13-0. Dixon had 107 yards on three carries and two scores for the game. Carbon Hill took over after a Dora fumble and drove deep in Bulldogs territory, but came up just short of the goal line on fourth and one when Cole Hargrove and Zach Clayton stopped the Bulldog receiver.

On the ensuing possession, Dora drove 99 yards in eight plays, capped by a Spradlin 27-yard field goal for a 16-0 advantage. Dora would add one more score before halftime. The Bulldogs converted a Jamal Harris interception into points as Caleb Danner scored on a nine-yard run. Hargrove took a bad snap and ran in for the two-point conversion and a 24-0 halftime lead for Dora.

Carbon Hill's woes continued in the second half, as their first three drives resulted in turnovers. Dora (2-0) converted a fumble into points when Danner outraced the defense down the right sideline for an 88-yard touchdown and a 30-0 lead after a blocked point after attempt. Danner rolled up 175 yards and two scores on 16 carries. Spradlin paid off an Andrew Gaylor interception with a 22-yard field goal to close out the third quarter with Dora leading 33-0. Carbon Hill (1-1) got their only points of the game in the fourth quarter as Kory McGough dove in from a yard-out. The extra point was no good. Dora added one more score when sophomore J.C. Collins scampered 20 yards to pay dirt. Spradlin kicked it to a final of 40-6. Quarterback Tyler Goodwin had 145 yards passing for Dora.

Carbon Hill quarterback Jon Michael Madison had 105 yards passing and 37 yards rushing.

Dora will be back in action in two weeks as they open region play at Fayette County. Carbon Hill will travel to Greene County next Friday night.