Game of the week
Travis 20 Dulles 6
William B. Travis and John Foster Dulles squared off in what Dulles thought would be an easy win. And that's exactly how Dulles played. Travis came out firing, and had Dulles chasing their tail all night. Friday night mixed up more than just the Dulles Viking football team. It threw a wrinkle into the district playoff race. Travis is now a viable contender and back in the playoff hunt. They played hard and earned every bit of their win vs Dulles. They are 4-4 overall folks, and 2-1 in district play. They just might be turning it on at the right time.
Travis struck first with a 37 yard field goal by James Bernard in the 1st quarter. A 37 yard field goal in high school is NOT automatic. It is a very, very good kick. Give Bernard and his deep snapper a pat on the back for this one. Dulles answered with the clock expiring in the 1st quarter when defender Maurice Smith picked off the Travis quarterback and took it 35 yards to the house to put Dulles up 6-3. The point after failed and Dulles took a 6-3 lead. Dulles' kicking game has been struggling in recent weeks. Hopefully, Galloway can find the stroke again.
Travis took the lead for good with a 1 yard touchdown on a run with 3:55 left in the 2nd quarter by running back Christian Ross.
Travis 10 Dulles 6 at halftime
In the 2nd half, Travis pounded the ball on the ground for many of their 195 yards on the ground to Dulles' 58 yards rushing for the entire game. Dulles' ground game was non existent Friday night. Dulles QB Zach Lathrop had a nice game tossing the ball for 154 yards respectfully. The mighty Tigers scored again with 9:55 left in the 3rd quarter as " Iron Leg" James Bernard stroked another field goal. This one was 27 yards against the wind. Shortly thereafter, running back Kelton Rhine bolted for a 42 yard run for some highlight reel time behind great blocking by his teammates. Travis went up 20-6 and never looked back. Final score Travis 20 Dulles 6.
Dulles had 212 total yards to Travis' 221. Each team had 11 first downs. Each team also punted 6 times. Dulles had 2 turnovers to Travis' 1. One of those was big as Travis intercepted Lathrop for a score. Zach Carrabine caught 3 passes for Dulles for 20 yards while their number one receiver Farrel Nnadozie caught 5 passes for 58 yards.
Travis' RJ Norriega rushed 14 times for 55 yards and Kelton Rhine almost reached the century mark, carrying the pigskin 13 times for 85 yards.
Standings - Travis 4-4 overall and 2-1 in district. Dulles 3-4 overall and 1-1 in district. Kempner 4-3 overall and 2-0 in district. Elkins 5-2 overall and 2-0 in district. Austin 0-8 overall and 0-3 in district. Clements 3-4 overall and 1-1 in district.
Until next week, " Good golf, good tennis, or whatever makes ya' happy."
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