One heck-of-a win

Published 12:31 am Saturday, September 21, 2013

Andalusia needed to know for sure how it would respond if it trailed during a game.

The Bulldogs got their answer Friday night.

Trailing 17-6 after making a couple big turnovers early in the game, Andalusia went on to outscore tenth-ranked Thomasville 14-0 in a 20-17 region victory at THS.

This win over THS was Andalusia head football coach Brian Seymore’s first as the Bulldogs’ head man.

Seymore couldn’t find the words to express how excited he was about the spectacular win.

“Our kids really showed a lot of character,” he said. “We never quit fighting.”

The Bulldogs took the eventual game-winning lead after a 90-yard drive down field with about two minutes left in the contest.

On a 4th-and-9 call, Andalusia’s Michael McCalman found Derrick Dorsey wide open down the line for a 30-yard TD strike, which gave the Bulldogs an 18-17 lead. With a 2-point conversion pass to Devant “DJ” Jackson, the Bulldogs took their victory lead.

AHS, like in all of its other games this season, stepped up big on defense as the Bulldogs forced a Thomasville fumble to ice the game.

“This was a huge win for our program,” Seymore said. “This really shows our kids that we can play with them in 4A, Region 1.”

Seymore’s right as the Bulldogs improve to 4-0 overall, and 3-0 in region play.

“They stepped up and made some huge plays,” the coach said.

Seymore said he was “humbled” by how well his players performed.

“This is what you do this for,” he said.

Dorsey scored on a 40-yard scamper to cut the lead to 17-12 in the fourth.

Montel Lee led AHS with 14 tackles. Shun Curry added 10. Jud Rogers and Daniel Henderson had nine each.

McCalman rushed 123 yards on 23 carries. Dorsey added 75 yards on five carries.

In passing, McCalman went 7-of-10 for 73 yards.

Jackson had five receptions for 60 yards. Dorsey had 15 yards in receiving.

Andalusia visits rival Opp next week.