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Tigers shut down the Hornets

Demopolis quarterback Logan McVay is tackled by Dallas County’s Jeremy Miller during Friday night’s game at Memorial Stadium. The Tigers won Friday’s game 41-18.--Justin Averette

Demopolis quarterback Logan McVay is tackled by Dallas County’s Jeremy Miller during Friday night’s game at Memorial Stadium. The Tigers won Friday’s game 41-18.–Justin Averette

 Demopolis High shut down Dallas County in the first half en route to a 41-18 victory.

In the first two quarters, the Tigers outgained the Hornets 143 yards to -34.

Dallas County came out after the break and put up two quick touchdowns but couldn’t close the gap further.

Tyler Overstreet put Demopolis on the board first with a 27-yard field goal. He would hit another one of 26 yards later in the game.

Rashad Lynch added the next score on a 5-yard run, which was followed by a 7-yard scoring pass from Jamarcus Ezell to Wil Stephens.

Leading 17-0, Russ Logan recovered a fumble in what would by a career game for the freshman.

The turnover would lead to a 17-yard touchdown pass from Ezell to Ryan Schroeder.

A 55-yard run by Lynch and Overstreet’s second kick capped first half scoring at 34-0.

“We played well in the first half, but we have some corrections to make between now and next Thursday,” said Demopolis head coach Tom Causey.

Dallas County scored twice early in the third quarter off a 3-yard run by Micah Kennedy and a 6-yard pass.

A 2-yard run from Demopolis’ Drew Jones and an 8-yard pass from Dallas County’s Danny Wallace put things at 41-18 with 1:28 to go.

The Tigers ended the night with 202 of total offense, with 151 of that coming on the ground.

The Hornets host Southside next week, while Demopolis will welcome Hillcrest.