DMS picks up win over Sipsey

Published 6:48 pm Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Demopolis Middle School (1-0) picked up an impressive season-opening win in head coach Daniel Flowers’ debut Monday, dropping Sipsey Valley 15-6.

“They looked really good,” Flowers said. “We’ve only been practicing about two weeks.”

DMS rode the legs of do-it-all eighth-grader Rashad Lynch to the win. Lynch carried the ball 18 times for 132 yards and a touchdown in the win. The Tigers also got a score from Timothy Bonner, who caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Tripp Perry. Bonner contributed points defensively as well, recording a safety in the game.

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Perry, who went 3-for-4 passing for 57 yards, also helped the team out with his kicking ability. He connected on an extra-point attempt and averaged 36 yards per punt in the contest.

The Tigers are back at work this week as they prepare for Linden, a team Flowers refers to solely as “Goal No. 2.”

“We’re working on our passing game,” Flowers said. “We only passed the ball four times (Monday) night.”

Demopolis Middle School hosts Linden Tuesday night at 6 p.m.