Dothan Eagle: Dothan Wolves win wild battle with Eufaula
Per Dothan Eagle
Dothan High passed a gut check – but not before coach Smitty Grider passed a stress test – in the Wolves' Class 6A, Region 2 thriller against a Eufaula team that never quit.
In their 49-38 victory over the Tigers, the Wolves demonstrated how not to take off a comfortable lead with a couple costly turnovers, several penalties and some poor tackling – but that will be for Monday's film session.
A solid crowd at Rip Hewes Stadium saw Dothan build a 28-7 lead, fall behind 38-35 midway through the fourth quarter and make plays when it counted down the stretch.
Eufaula had dominated much of the second half. A 31-yard field goal by Richard Wingate capped a nice opening drive to start the second half and cut Dothan's lead to 28-24.
The Tigers answered two plays from scrimmage later. Jamal Lane hit Jabre Barber on a quick out near the left sideline. He made the first man miss and got a tremendous block from CJ Shackelford that sprung him for a 54-yard touchdown. Brody Barnett's extra point gave the Wolves a 35-24 lead midway through the third.
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