Tigers too much for Pike County

Published 11:01 pm Friday, September 10, 2021

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Dadeville was too much for Pike County to handle in a 46-6 win on Friday night.

The Tigers led 40-0 at intermission. The second half featured six-minute quarters and a running clock, limiting the lopsided margin of victory for the Tigers.

As Dadeville led 7-0 in the first quarter, senior running back Ja’Vuntae Holley carried the ball four times for 32 yards to put quarterback Lane Smith into position for an eight-yard scoring jaunt on a bootleg, the Tigers’ road graders washing down the defensive line in front of him.

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The next Dadeville drive, junior running back Daquon Doss and senior fullback Jaheem Brown shared the load, with Doss gaining 45 yards in four carries including a nine-yard touchdown plunge.

Brown picked up a rushing touchdown of his own near the end of the first half, which the Tigers closed with a 40-0 lead.

Pike County’s offense was stymied to completion by Dadeville’s defense, to the tune of negative offensive yardage in the first half.

Sprinting forward to make what looked like an ill-advised fingertip catch on a short punt, Philstavious Dowdell slipped a defender with a point-blank shot, reversed field and outdashed Pike County’s punt team 40 yards to the endzone. Dadeville led 26-0.

The Bulldogs went three-and-out again on their next drive and Dadeville senior wide receiver Xavier Alvies blocked a punt, scooped the ball up and ran it in for another score to stretch the lead to 33-0.

Senior quarterback Jakelmon Glasco ran in Pike County’s lone touchdown from three yards out as time expired in the game.

Dadeville, now 2-1 on the season, looks to move to 3-1 Sept. 17 against Childersburg. Pike County, now 0-2, will host Trinity.