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Demopolis falls to Auburn in final regular season game

Demopolis traveled across the state Friday night with hopes of bringing down the Auburn Tigers, but couldn’t quite get over the hump against the 7A school, falling for only the second time this season, 24-16.
The game began as a defensive battle, with the halftime score of 3-2 looking more like a baseball score.
Auburn got on the board in the first quarter converting on a field goal.
It wasn’t until the second quarter that Demopolis got on the board when the DHS defense made a big play, sacking Auburn’s quarterback in the endzone for a safety, making the score 3-2.
Auburn came out swinging in the second half, driving the ball downfield for the first touchdown of the game and taking a 10-2 lead.
Auburn would go on to score two more touchdowns, putting Demopolis is a 24-2 hole early in the fourth quarter.
But, the Tigers of Demopolis refused to go quietly and manage to cut the lead to 24-9 when Keishaun Scott finds running room for a 23-yard touchdown run, making the score 24-9.
Demopolis would score again when quarterback Jamarcus Ezell finds Jay Craig for a touchdown reception, completing the scoring at 24-16.
Demopolis, which ends the regular season with an 8-2 overall record, will host the first round of the state playoffs next Friday night when they will take on Charles Henderson High School (5-5) with kickoff at 7 p.m.