Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Handley 26-Bowdon-12

By: Wesley Kinsey

Bowdon: Both Handley and Bowdon got to get a look at a lot of players as the Tigers beat the Red Devils 26-12 at Sewell Field Friday night. After the ensuing kickoff, it took Handley only 30 seconds to take the ball 65 yards for the score. Duran Zachary put the Tigers on the board first with a run of over thirty yards into the end zone set up by a long Bryon Deberry run. Matt Wise added the extra point and Handley led 7-0 with 11:30 to go in the first quarter. Bowdon's starters showed some speed and big play ability on the next drive but a pass intended for their big receiver was picked off by Dexter Reese at the Handley 22. Handley capped a 78 yard drive with a 2 yard pass from Trae Kyles to Demitris Foster for the score. Connor Boyd added the extra point and Handley led 14-0 with seven minutes left in the first quarter. Bowdon produced some sparks but no points on their next possession ultimately turning the ball over on downs at the Handley 23. Handley began subbing units and Trae Kyles capped a 77 yard drive on a keeper around left end with 10:11 to go in the half. The PAT failed.

With the halftime score 20-0, Handley forced a fumble and recovered at the Devil 34. Chris Dillard scored on a one yard run to take the score to 26-0 with 10:33 remaining in the 3rd. Both coaches substituted liberally and the Red Devils struck on a beautifully executed 60 yard play. With the failed PAT the score stood at 26-6 with 1:54 to go in the third. Bowdon went on to score with 8:20 to go in the game to end the scoring.

Bowdon begins the regular season next week as they host Woodland. Handley begins its regular season likewise at Wright Field as the Tigers host Heard County.

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