Dadeville slips past Russell County 35-27Published 12:07am Saturday, November 3, 2012
Despite falling behind 14-0 after only 24 seconds of Friday’s game, the Dadeville Tigers came from behind to slip by Russell County 35-27.
After Russell County returned the first kickoff, Dadeville lined up for their first drive only to have a screen intercepted and run back. At halftime, the score was 21-7 Russell County.
“I think we sort of had a hangover from last week,” said coach Richard White. “We finally woke up the second half. I am tickled to death to get out of there with a win.”
Dadeville had 327 rushing yards for the night, with Jamal Crayton leading the pack with 10 carries for 107 yards. Darius Miller had 10 carries for 73 yards and one touchdown, and Kaleb Beck grabbed 86 yards of his own off 9 carries for one touchdown.
“I think it was a good sign that we finally woke up and made some plays offensively and defensively,” White said. “I think the first half they saw that it doesn’t matter who you play, you have to show up.”
Beck was 7 for 20 in the air for 64 yards and 1 touchdown. Terry Toler snatched up the only passing touchdown for the night with one catch for 18 yards.
Dadeville now turns their focus toward next week’s playoff matchup. The Tigers will face Corner at home.
“It’s going to be one of those games where we have to play four quarters of football,” White said.