Tigers rip Hornets on the road

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

PLANTERSVILLE &8212; It was a long-time, bitter rivalry continued between the Dallas County Hornets and the Demopolis Tigers Friday night.

Through the years, the Tigers have dominated the Hornets, and this time was no different.

Demopolis ruled the game both offensively and defensively and took home a 49-0 win.

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Demopolis prepared for this game like any other game according to the Tigers coach Doug Goodwin.

Already up 7-0, tailback Lucious Haywood scored another touchdown for Demopolis with 5:02 left in the first quarter.

When the Hornets got control of the ball, they failed to gain much yardage throughout the game. Defensively, they played a much better game in the second half, allowing just seven points.

At the end of the first quarter, Demopolis scored another touchdown, but a 15-yard penalty on the play negated the score.

The Tigers had another chance to score the lost touchdown at the beginning of the second. Tailback Shantrell Braxton scored the touchdown for Demopolis just seconds into the quarter making the score 21-0.

After Dallas County took control offensively, Anthony Wilson intercepted a Randal Hamilton pass.

After the interception, the Hornets seemed distraught and could not pull things together.

The turnover led to another touchdown for the Tigers with 9:03 to go in the second quarter. Haywood scored on an 8-yard run, putting Demopolis up by 28.

Braxton also was able to pull through with another touchdown for Demopolis when he ran in from 18 yards for the score with 8:18 to go in the first half.

Haywood carried the ball for another 28 yards to set up another score, this time a 19-yard touchdown from receiver Fred Irby.

A bright spot came for the Hornets when Antonio Craig ran the ball for 47 yards. But it still was not enough for a Dallas County touchdown.

The score remained 42-0 at the half.

In the fourth quarter, Demopolis scored one more touchdown on Dallas County.

With 11:48 left in the quarter, Rick Boone ran 35 yards for the score.

Demopolis record improves to 6-2 for the year. Their regional record is now 4-2 and keeps them in the running for a playoff spot. They will host Brookwood for its homecoming celebration next Friday.