The Dodge County High School Indians traveled to Hawkinsville this past Friday night to play the Red Devils at Bobby Gentry Stadium. The Indians looked to remain undefeated on the season.
The Indians came into the game with a 2-0 record after having defeated Dublin in the Shamrock Bowl and Hawkinsville came into the game with a 0-1 record after losing their season opener last week to Bleckley County.
The Red Devils outplayed the Indians in every possible way in this game.
On the opening drive, Hawkinsville converted two third downs to move their first possession down field to the 36-yard line of Dodge County. Red Devil Dontavious Grace made a 36-yard touchdown run to score first in the game against the Indians. The extra point attempt by Esequiel Reyes was good and the Red Devils took a 7 to 0 lead in the first quarter.
The Indian offensive line was stopped by the defense of the Red Devils in their opening drive as Dodge County fumbled the ball on its second snap. The Red Devils did not convert on the turnover.
Three plays later, the Red Devils intercepted a pass and covered 28-yards on six plays as Red Devil Russell Fruitrail rushed 7-yards for a touchdown and Reyes converted the extra point attempt giving Hawkinsville a 14 to 0 lead in the second quarter.
Dodge County’s offense responded by marching quickly downfield with a 15-yard pass from quarterback Landon Martin to Marlek Lamb. The Red Devils would be penalized on the play with a 15-yard penalty and then a roughing the passer penalty on a crucial fourth down to keep Dodge County’s momentum going. Indian Kyle Glover was successful with a 1-yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt by Mitch Tanner was good and Dodge would cut Hawkinsville’s lead to 7. The score going into halftime was Hawkinsville 14 and Dodge 7.
It was a battle of the defenses during the third quarter as both teams held each other scoreless during the third quarter.
Hawkinsville would score an early touchdown in the fourth quarter with a 15-yard touchdown run by Red Devil Dontavious Grace and the extra point attempt was good.
The Red Devils upped the lead to 21 to 7 with eleven minutes left in the game.
Dodge County’s offense remained quiet the remainder of the game as the Red Devil defense held the Indians from scoring again the remainder of the game.
Final score: Hawkinsville 21 and Dodge County 7.
The Red Devils rushed for 304 total yards in the game compared to Dodge County’s 147-yards.
The Indians will have this week off. They will host the Bleckley County Royals in Eastman at Memorial Stadium on Friday, September 20. Game time will be 7:30 p.m.