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Brett Swader tries to gain yardage for the Wolverines in last week's battle with the Pepperell Dragons. Dade is off this week but will play at home Oct. 13.
 

By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher

 

The Dade County High School Wolverine football team traveled to Pepperell on Friday night for their first region road game of the season.

The Wolverines have had a rough go so far this season with all the tough games coming early in the season and having a lot of young players adjusting to high school play.

The Wolverines played the host Dragons tough through the first quarter that ended without a score by either team.

As has been the case in most of the games so far this season depth began to show in the second quarter when the Dragons scored a pair of touchdowns.

The first came with 9:14 remaining in the half when Ben Davenport ran around the right end for a 38-yard touchdown run. Jamie Kelley kicked the extra point to make it 7-0 Dragons.

Just before the end of the first half the Dragons scored again, this time on a four yard run by Davenport. The extra point was missed and at the end of the first half the Wolverines trailed 13-0.

Having more than twice the number of players as the Wolverines the Dragons continued to wear down the Dade in the second half.

The Dragons scored again with 5:24 remaining in the third quarter when Landon Brooks caught a 9–yard touchdown pass from Kyle Henderson. The Dragons tried a two-point conversion but it failed and they were on top 19-0.

In the fourth quarter the Wolverines fooled the host Dragons with a halfback pass for a touchdown. Travis Nunley passed to Roy McMahan for the 35 yard score and Jon Tucker kicked the extra point to make it 19-7.

Both teams were not able to score again and the Dragons claimed the region win 19-7.

Nunley and Brett Swader led the Wolverine ground game as they had 20 and 19 yards respectively. The Wolverines would manage only 55 yards rushing for the game while the Dragons ran for 196.

Luke Riddle completed eight of 16 passes for 48 yards and Nunley completed his only attempt for the touchdown.

McMahan who had six tackles and six assists to go along with three hurries led the Wolverine defense. Kolbie Gass had eight tackles and one assist and Chandler Gaddis had six tackles and two assists.

Chris Leverette had six tackles and three assists while Blake Lynn had five tackles and four assists. Nunley also had a big night with five tackles, two assists and an intercepted a pass.

The Wolverines have the week off this week before they host Coosa on Oct. 12th.That will be Alumni Night and all alumni who present their coin get in the game free and get a free meal from the grill.

All alumni are encouraged to attend and show their support for the Wolverines.


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