Bears end losing streak; rip Dexter 46-0

Published 5:00 am Monday, October 20, 2003

DEXTER – West Lincoln’s losing streak is over!

The win-hungry Bears got their first victory of the 2003football season Thursday night with a 46-0 romp over the DexterBulldogs in Region 4-1A football action.

West Lincoln improved to 1-7 on the season and 1-5 in regionplay. Dexter remains winless in 7 games with 6 losses in regionaction.

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“We broke the most points for a game record,” said West Lincolnfirst-year head coach Ron DuPree. “We are improving. My defense isplaying good. We’ve still got to correct our mistakes.”

According to DuPree, it is the second time West Lincoln has helda team scoreless.

“We were missing 7 starters,” said Dexter head coach RandySumrall. “We are still learning. Most of our players played out ofposition. I wish West Lincoln luck for the rest of the season.”

Offensively, West Lincoln dominated Dexter. The Bears collected20 first downs and totaled 423 yards on offense. The Bulldogsfinished with 135 offensive yards and 9 first downs.

The Bears got a standout performance from senior fullback AlanSkates. Skates rushed the football 17 times for 217 yards and 4touchdowns and 2 two-point conversions.

West Lincoln got on the scoreboard at the 7:35 mark in the firstquarter on a 34-yard run by Garrett Smith. The PAT kick failed asthe Bears led the Bulldogs 6-0.

In second-quarter play, West Lincoln scored 2 touchdowns to takea 22-0 lead. Skates scored TD’s on runs of 60 and 2-yards. DorianDunn ran for a 2-point conversion and Landon Case hit Jake Laird ona 2-point conversion pass play for the second 2 points.

Skates scored 2 more touchdowns in the third quarter on runs of41 and 9-yards. Skates and Garrett Smith ran two 2 -pointconversions for a 38-0 lead at the end of the third quarter.

In the final frame, the Bears tacked on one more TD on an18-yard burst by Dunn and 2-point run by Skates for 8 points and a46-0 lead with 11 minutes left in the game.

West Lincoln had 2 touchdowns called back on penalties. A90-yard pass interception return by West Lincoln’s Weston Young wascalled back on a clipping call against the Bears. Landon Case ran96 yards for a TD that was nullified due to a holding call againstWest Lincoln.

Contributing to the Bears’ win with 9 rushes for 117 yards wasGarrett Smith.

Dexter got 10 carries for 67 yards from Nigel Fortenberry.

Defensively, Dexter Hudson led the Bears with15 tackles. Chris Smith collected 12 tackles. Making 10 stops eachwere Donovan Carnley and Mark Case. Dan Lofton had 8 tackles andone sack. Chris Smith recovered a fumble and Weston Youngintercepted a pass.

West Lincoln entertains Stringer for homecoming next Friday.