Demopolis throttles Dallas County

Jayjerrin Craig gets ready to take on a Dallas County defender.

Jayjerrin Craig gets ready to take on a Dallas County defender. (Photo courtesy of Kim Hansard)

SELMA — Demopolis (8-1, 7-0) hung 24 points in the first quarter and downed Dallas County (2-7, 2-5) 41-18 in the final region game of the season Friday.

“We played flat. Our intensity level has got to go up regardless,” Demopolis coach Tom Causey said.

The Tigers kept Dallas County hemmed deep in its own territory for most of the first half, parlaying field position into points early on.

Tyler Overstreet connected on a 27-yard field goal with 8:35 left on the first quarter clock to put Demopolis up 3-0.

Rashad Lynch then scored on a 5-yard run before Wil Stephens hauled in a 7-yard touchdown pass from Jamarcus Ezell. Ryan Schroeder caught a 17-yard scoring pass from Ezell to up the lead to 24-0.

Lynch scored on a 55-yard run with 10:06 to play in the second quarter to up the advantage to 31-0. Overstreet later added a 26-yard field goal before the half to put the Tigers up 34-0 before the intermission.

Dallas County showed signs of life in the second half when Xavier Knight went 56 yards on a screen pass to set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Calvin Starks Jr. Paul Daniels later caught a Hunter Skinner pass from five yards out to cut the deficit to 34-12.

Drew Jones runs for  some tough yardage against Dallas County. (Photo courtesy of Kim Hansard)

Drew Jones runs for some tough yardage against Dallas County. (Photo courtesy of Kim Hansard)

Demopolis answered back on the final play of the third quarter when Drew Jones scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to leave Demopolis up 41-12.

Dallas County’s Willie Lofton caught an 8-yard Lane Wallace pass to punctuate the scoring at 41-18.

Russ Logan led the way for the Demopolis defense, recovering two fumbles and intercepting a pass for the Tigers.

Demopolis hosts Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa Thursday night before Dallas County plays Southside-Selma.

“We need somebody like Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa who is going to come into our football field and make us work,” Causey said.