Priceville goes on the road and upsets top-seeded Dora
The Priceville Bulldogs pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the first round of the state playoffs with an 18-14 victory over top-seeded Dora.
Dora entered the game 8-2, having won eight of their previous nine games. The Bulldogs entered 4-6 and were losers of their final three games.
Dora got on the scoreboard first with a 20-yard touchdown run to take a 7-0 lead.
Priceville answered with a scoring drive capped off by Jake England’s one-yard touchdown run to cut the lead to 7-6.
After a missed Bulldogs’ field goal, Dora connected on an 80-yard touchdown pass to take a 14-6 into halftime.
The Bulldogs defense took over in the second half as Priceville scored two touchdowns to take an 18-14 lead. The first came on a 12-yard scoring run by Cooper Clark to cut the lead to 14-12. The final touchdown came on a 5-yard Blitz Clemons run to give the Bulldogs their first lead. Clemon’s recovered a bad snap that he carried into the endzone.
Dora had a final chance to win, but the Priceville defense shut the home team down and gave the Bulldogs the upset victory.
England led Priceville with 95 yards rushing on 21 carries. Clemons finished with 80 yards on 28 carries. Clark added 37 yards, while Reese Young had 29 yards.
The Bulldogs’ defense held Dora to 199 total yards, 134 passing and 65 rushing.
Priceville (5-6) will travel to Brooks on Friday. Brooks defeated Oneonta 56-42.