Eagles Bounce Back Against Dooly
The Eagles of Montgomery County High School hosted Dooly County last Friday night for a make up game from earlier in the season that was postponed due to COVID. It was a good night for the Eagles as they bounced back from the loss the week before and picked up the Region victory over the Bobcats.
MCHS took over with 7:50 in the first after forcing a punt by Dooly. They started their drive at their 33-yard line. Brandon Denmark had a good run, and then a pass from Bo Davidson to Denmark moved the ball across midfield. Xavier Brantley had a solid run, and then worked it to the 31 for another first down. The Eagles got another first down on a pass interference. At the start of the second quarter they were facing a fourth down and were stopped and turned it over on down at the Dooly 17yard line.
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MCHS again forced a punt, and it was shanked, with the Eagles taking over at the Dooly 25-yard line. Just a few plays later Davidson hit Brantley down to the 6-yard line. On the next play Kristian Boyer went in for the touchdown with 8:20 left in the first half. The extra point went off the upright, but the Eagles were on top 6-0. The Eagles' defense again forced a punt, but on the kick the ball was touched by MCHS and Dooly recovered it out near midfield. Dooly connected on a pass and moved the ball all the way to the 19yard line. But three big penalties against the Bobcats backed them up to the 46. Dooly punted the ball and MCHS took over at their 10yard line. On the first play Denmark broke through a huge hole in the middle opened up by the offensive line. He was nearly tripped up at the 40, but kept his balance and went all the way, 90 yards, for the touchdown. The extra point was again missed, but MCHS was up 12-0 with 2:32 left in the first half.
The Eagles squibbed the ensuing kickoff and almost got on it, but Dooly fell on it at their 35-yard line. A penalty on the kick moved them back to the 20. On the first play the Bobcats fumbled the ball with Cameron Wallace getting on it at the 27-yard line.
A big run on first down by Boyer took it to the 18-yard line. Denmark took it to the 10, and Boyer got it to the 7 with just 54 seconds left in the half. Davidson kept the ball and went up the middle for the touchdown with 49 seconds on the clock. They went for the two-point conversion with Davidson connecting with Samari Madison for the try, making the score 20-0.
The Eagles kicked the ball away, and the defense got a quick stop and Dooly punted the ball away with just 10 seconds to go. MCHS decided to try to get another quick score instead of just taking a knee. A run by Boyer took it across midfield to the Dooly 40-yard line and the Eagles called timeout with 3.7 seconds on the clock. On the next play Brantley sprinted to the end zone, and Davidson fired up a jump ball for him with the buzzer sounding while the ball was in the air. Brantley out leaped two Dooly defenders and came down with the ball in the end zone for the touchdown. Again they missed the extra point, but the Eagles led 26-0 at halftime. The Eagles did not put any more points on the board in the second half of the game, but Dooly did find the end zone with just over two minutes to go in the game on a 13-yard touchdown pass. They kicked the extra point, but the Eagles took the win, 26-7.
MCHS held Dooly to just 125 total yards in the game while putting up 387 yards. Davidson threw for 85 yards on the night. Denmark led the way on the ground with 129 yards with Boyer adding 62, and Brantley had 68 receiving yards. This week is Homecoming week for the Eagles as they host Johnson County at 7:30 p.m. On Friday night. MCHS is now 4-1 on the season and Johnson County comes into the game with a 3-1 record.