Goodmon, defense lead Dora past Holt

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DORA — Dora rode the legs of Jamarcus Goodmon and a stout defense for a 21-7 win over the Holt Ironmen on Thursday at Horace Roberts Field on Senior night.

The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard first at the 3:35 mark of the first quarter when Goodmon capped a 12-play 85-yard drive with a 1-yard run. Brayden Williamson converted the first of three PAT’s for a 7-0 lead.

The Ironmen would answer two possessions later.

Starting at the Dora 49-yard line, it took only four plays for quarterback Ziar Hutton to find Dayton O’Neal for a 38-yard strike. Jaxon Flannery kicked it to a 7-7 tie.

The teams spent the balance of the second quarter exchanging turnovers and penalties and headed to the halftime locker tied.

Holt received the second half kickoff. After a pair of penalties backed them up inside their 10, Dora’s Jayden McDavid picked off an errant pass and returned it 15 yards to the house for the go-ahead score. Williamson made it 14-7.

Holt’s next drive started at the Bulldogs 49-yard line. On fourth down and four the Ironmen decided to go for it, but the Bulldog defense held and gave the ball back to the offense at the 43.

It took three plays for Goodmon to again find pay dirt on a 31 yard run. Williamson converted for a 21-7 lead at the 7:17 mark of the third quarter. Goodmon would end his night with 127 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns.

The defense again did it’s part with their second non-offensive touchdown of the season. The Bulldog “D” has allowed two touchdowns on the year and scored two.

Both teams had problems finding any rhythm the rest of the game.

“We’re playing in spurts. We have a good quarter and then a bad quarter. We need to find some consistency. We have a chance to be a really good ball team if we do” said Dora head coach Bart Lockhart.

Dora moves to 2-0 on the season while Holt falls to 0-2. Dora will have a bye next week and opens region play in two weeks as Hanceville comes to call.