DHS offense working on kinks

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 8, 2007

Timothy Jones/Special to the times

The Demopolis High School Tigers came out sluggish Friday night against the McAdory High School Yellow Jackets in a defense dominated match up, losing 17-0.

The Tiger defense held the Yellow Jackets to 155 total yards forcing and recovering three fumbles. However, the Tiger offense had three fumbles they didn&8217;t recover as well and amassed on 113 total yards. McAdory hogged possession time, holding the ball for 32:14 with 10 first downs to Demopolis&8217; 15:46 and five first downs.

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Running back Brian Taylor was injured during the game. Causey said he will be evaluated by a physician today.


With 8:23 left in the first quarter Markus Jemison of McAdory broke through the line for a 37-yard run to put the Yellow Jackets in scoring position. On the next play Darnell Green scored on a five-yard run to give the Yellow Jackets a 7-0 lead.

The Tigers turned up the pressure in the second quarter and forced McAdory to fumble on their first possession. Although Demopolis put on the pressure they still had a hard time finding the end zone.

With 7:23 left in the first half, the Yellow Jackets again got on the board off a Martinez field goal, taking a 10-0 lead.

The Tigers got their only score with 2:36 left in the half, when Drew Tucker picked up a fumble and rumbled 42 yards to the end zone, leaving Demopolis trailing, 10-6, at halftime.

On the Tigers first possession of the second half, they fumbled the ball and the Yellow Jackets recovered. With 7:31 left in the third quarter, Jarvis Carter hit a 28-yard pass and one yard run by Marcus Jemison gave McAdory a, 17-0, lead.

Both teams were kept out of the end zone in the fourth on the way to the McAdory High School win.