The Normangee Panthers showed a skillful quarterback and a potent passing game in their victory over Dawson with a final score of 52-7. Elijah Eastern racked up 259 yards through the air and 4 touchdowns all in the first half. This put the nail in the coffin to Dawson’s Homecoming victory aspirations.
The home stands sprung up and came alive with joy when Dawson scored their first touchdown since the first game of the year against Crossroads. It was a 77 yard kick return by Ian Norwood that put up the hoots and hollers. But that was all the Bulldogs could muster in their 6th game of the year.
A reason for the Bulldogs lack of success was the absurd amount of turnovers especially fumbles. In all Dawson had 8 balls pop out and lost 5 of them. All the turnovers never allowed the Bulldogs to get in a groove because every time they got into a nice rhythm they would lose a ball and the momentum would quickly switch to Normangee’s favor.
A bright spot in Dawson’s offense was a hard working performance by the running backs Ian Norwood and Dalton Long. Norwood gained 45 yards and a kickoff return for a touchdown while Long gained 87 on the ground.
Normangee 52, Dawson 7
Normangee 28 17 7 0 – 52
Dawson 7 0 0 0 – 7
N- Bryson Cornish 15 run (Bryson Cornish kick), 10:33
N- Elijah Eastern 32 pass to Austin Aguirre (Bryson Cornish run), 10:13
N- Bryson Cornish 41 run (Bryson Cornish failed kick), 6:29
D- Ian Norwood 77 kickoff return (Tyler Huckaby), 6:13
N- Elijah Eastern 27 pass to Austin Aguirre (Bryon Cornish kick), 4:33
N- Dawson over snapped punt, 11:02
N- Elijah Eastern 54 pass to Austin Aguirre (Bryson Cornish kick), 10:03
N- Elijah Eastern 14 pass to Colton Jones (Michael Caldwell run), 4:47
N- Elijah Eastern 40 pass to Austin Aguirre (Bryson Cornish kick), 6:53
First Downs 13 6
Rush-yards 29-204 33-133
Passing yards 259 0
C-A-I 11-14-0 0-2-1
Fumbles-lost 1-0 8-5
Punts-avg 1-31 2-31
Penalties-yards 7-55 2-30
Rushing — N: Shane Conrad 3-34, Andy Hemphill 5-0, Michael Caldwell 3-7, Elijah Eastern 4-33, Bryson Cornish 8-100, Tydraious Jordan 2-33. D: Ian Norwood 15-45, Dalton Long 14-87, Lane Dotson 4-1
Passing — N: Elijah Eastern 11-14-0. D: Lane Dotson 0-2-1.
Receiving — N: Austin Aguirre 6-159, Colton Jones 3-57, Tydraious Jordan 2-43