Demopolis High blanks Choctaw County this time

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 1, 2003

It was an ugly game of physical defense, penalties and turnovers, but the Demopolis High School Tigers football took advantage of those turnovers and defeated the Choctaw County Tigers 25-0 Friday night. It is the fifth straight win for DHS and the fourth straight shutout for the Tiger defense.

The first gift for DHS was a bad snap on a Choctaw punt in the first quarter. Cornerback Vincent Jackson recovered the ball at their 10-yard line. Dontrell Miller would make two runs, the second for a two-yard touchdown run.

Devin Goodwin’s PAT was good, and with 5:36 left in the first, Demopolis led by 7.

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On the next series for Choctaw, Vincent Jackson would pick off a pass. Unfortunately, DHS quarterback Goodwin gave it right back to Choctaw, intercepted by Dexter Leverett.

DHS had a successful drive in the beginning of the second quarter. A pass to wide receiver Chad Schroeder, a run by Dustin Grace and then Goodwin connected with wide receiver Bart Pettus for 62 yards and a TD. The PAT was no good, and with 3:52 left in the second quarter, DHS was up 13-0.

Devin Goodwin would be intercepted twice before halftime, but Choctaw was not able to capitalize.

Chad Schroeder intercepted a Choctaw pass with 11:45 left in the third quarter. DHS had the ball on the 20-yard line. Two runs by Gracie, the second a six-yard TD run made the score 19-0 in favor of Demopolis. A fake PAT play was no good.

The final scoring drive for DHS would come at the end of the third quarter. Choctaw fumbled with 3:02 left. Two quick passes to wide receiver Colby Roberts brought the ball to the Choctaw 36-yard line. That was followed by a six-yard run by Devin Goodwin. Dontrell Miller reached the nine-yard line, and fullback Chris Cupit ran to the five.

Dustin Gracie scored the final TD of the evening with a three-yard run. The PAT was blocked, and as the third quarter ended, the final score would be 25-0.

Choctaw County was penalized 11 times. There was one sequence in the fourth quarter where they were flagged five straight times, and then another Choctaw drive was ruined by three straight penalties.

Demopolis has six penalties of their own.

DHS travels to Holt Friday, and Choctaw County plays at Gulf Shores.

Editor’s Note: Fans can watch game film of the Choctaw game Thursday at 6:30 p.m. during a DHS booster meeting at Pizza Hut.