Tigers see good and bad against HoltvillePublished 6:00am Saturday, September 15, 2012
Dadeville junior runningback CJ Tolbert ran for four touchdowns and over 130 rushing yards in the first half as the Tigers cruised to a 3-0 overall record with a 47-20 defeat of regional opponent Holtville.
Tolbert ran for 25 yards on the first play from scrimmage to get the Tigers rolling, but the offense then had two costly penalties to wind up turning the ball over on a fourth-and-six keeper by senior quarterback Kaleb Beck.
After a Holtville three-and-out on the next series, Beck once again gained 12 yards on a scamper and then handed the ball off to Tolbert for a 21-yard touchdown run up the middle of the Bulldog defense for a 6-0 lead.
Holtville then threw one of their four first half turnovers three plays later, as linebacker Tamarcus Russell intercepted a Bulldog pass and returned it 32 yards for a 13-0 lead with five minutes left in the quarter.
One play later, Holtville then fumbled and sophomore defensive end Anfernee Jennings recovered it for the Tigers in Holtville territory.
Beck then dumped a screen pass to Tolbert that the scat back took 33 yards to the house for a 21-0 lead with four minutes left in the quarter.
Holtville then threw a 16 yard first down pass for their first of the game with three minutes remaining in the opening quarter, but the Bulldogs would then fumble on the next play, as Roger Hicks would recover for Dadeville on the Holtville 32 yard line.
After a Dadeville three-and-out, Holtville was driving as Jennings picked off a Holtville deflected pass for the sophomore’s second big defensive play of the game.
Dadeville then scored on the first play from scrimmage in the second quarter with a nine yard run from Tolbert, taking the score to 28-0 one-minute into the second period.
Holtville then got their first spark of the game with a 46-yard touchdown run one minute later up the middle of the Dadeville defense to cut the deficit to 28-6.
The Tigers would go three-and-out, as Holtville added their second big play of the game on the next drive with a 57 yard run into the Dadeville red zone, as Dadeville’s Jamal Crayton made the touchdown saving tackle.
After a Holtville turnover on downs, Beck went deep to senior wideout Terry Toler for a 61-yard touchdown pass, as the Holtville defenders were unable to wrangle the athletic Toler in open field.
After another Holtville turnover on downs, Tolbert scored his fourth touchdown of the first half with a 27-yard scamper around the left side of the Bulldog defense.
The run took the halftime score to 40-6 in favor of Dadeville.
After three-and-outs by both squads, Holtville added their second touchdown of the game with a one yard run by Antonio Kendrick with four minutes left in the third quarter and the score at 40-13.
After some shaky plays, Dadeville sophomore runningback Darius Miller cut through the Holtville offense, fumbled the ball and picked it back up to go untouched for 46 yards and Dadeville touchdown with 1:20 left in the third quarter, giving Dadeville a 47-13 lead.
Kendrick took the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a Bulldog touchdown, cutting the lead to 47-20.
Dadeville’s subs entered the game offensively in the fourth quarter, holding out for the final score of 47-20.
Tolbert finished the game as the leading rusher for Dadeville, running for 131-yards and four total touchdowns with 33 yards receiving, while Beck led Dadeville through the air 12-of-18 for 114 yards and two touchdowns passing.
Dadeville finished with the total yardage of 248 rushing yards and 114 in the air.
Holtville finished with 149 yards rushing and 66 yards in the air.
“We played some sloppy football tonight and we’ve got to get it corrected,” Dadeville head coach Richard White said.
“When we play a really good football team down the road, those mistakes and penalties are going to get us beat.
“I thought CJ was able to do his thing again, but we have everything to work on this week.”
Dadeville will be at Childersburg next Friday night.