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Dorsey Ousts Locke to Begin Coliseum League Play
By Amanda Scurlock, Sports writer
Published October 6, 2021

The Dorsey Dons line up before the snap (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

The Dorsey Dons dominated during their 61-8 homecoming victory over the Locke Saints. This is their first Coliseum league game of the season; the Dons now have a 4-2 overall record.

This is the second consecutive win for the Dons after shutting out the Jefferson Democrats 56-0 on September 24.

Dorsey struck fast and struck hard in the beginning minutes of the game. The offense secured a touchdown on their first possession. The Don defense then committed two sacks and blocked the Saint’s punt. This put the Dons offense in Locke’s red zone; two plays later, senior Tyler Williams rushed into the endzone from nine yards out.

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Being down 0-13 did not deter the Saints as they executed a 71-yard passing play to put themselves on the score board. Locke also successfully executed a two-point conversion to edge their score up to eight. But the Saints defense struggled to contain Dorsey’s aerial attack as they completed a 60-yard touchdown passing play. The first quarter ended with the Dons ahead 34-8.

The Dorsey defense stunted Locke’s ability to secure first downs by making sacks and interceptions throughout the matchup.

Locke high school will battle Hawkins on October 8 (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

“Our defense played really hard, we tried our hardest on every play,” Williams said. “We did what we had to do.”

Dorsey performed high despite the abundance of penalties they earned. During the second quarter, the Dons executed two consecutive scoring plays that were nullified due to penalties; senior Allen Harrison ran in the second of the two.

“We ran the ball well, we threw the ball well,” Harrison said. “Everyone did their assignments, so we worked as one.”

Dorsey came out of halftime with 47 points and their defense made an interception during the first play of the second half. Harrison scored with a 40-yard carry on the next play.

Dorsey currently has a 4-2 overall record (Amanda Scurlock/L.A. Sentinel)

“We just got to continue to do our job,” he said. “We got four quarters, so we got to play all four quarters.”

Dorsey has the second best record in the Coliseum League next to the 4-1 Hawkins Hawks. On October 8 Dorsey will battle the View Park Knights, Williams knows that his team has to have a strong work ethic to extend their winning streak.

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“Just keep working hard at practice, no slacking and just keep going,” Williams said. “This [win] don’t mean nothing, we’re not done yet.”

 

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