Summer Creek ends season for Dawson 35-7

SUMMER CREEK — Dawson faced a very good Summer Creek football team who ended the Eagles' season with a 35-7 win in the Class 6A Region III Div. II area round of the playoffs. The Eagles finish the 2021 football season with an 8-4 record.

Summer Creek used a suffocating defense that limited the Eagles to nine first downs, 59 yards rushing, and 126 yards passing for a total of 185 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs registered 23 first downs with 395 yards on the ground and 60 yards passing for a total of 455 total yards.

Summer Creek was the first to score after both teams traded punt twice. The Bulldogs went on a 6-play, 78-yard drive in the opening quarter that ended with a 7-yard scoring run by QB Corey Nichols with 1:43 left in the first period making the score 7-0.

Dawson was forced to punt after three plays following the ensuing kickoff allowing the Bulldogs to begin their next drive at their own 25.

Summer Creek went on a 13-play, 73-yard drive that ended with an 11-yard keeper by the Nichols for the score with 6:41 left in the second quarter making the score 14-0.

Dawson finally got on the scoreboard as QB Colin Johnson hit running back Bryce Burgess on a short pass for a 16-yard touchdown with 3:10 remaining before halftime. Carter Brown booted the PAT cutting the lead to 14-7 which stood at Intermission.

The Bulldogs would dominate the second half as they scored on three of their four possessions while Dawson struggled on offense

Summer Creek scored on a 3-play, 47-yard drive as Andrew Alexander scored on a 5-yard run to make the score 21-7 with 10:23 left in the third quarter.

With 1:03 left in the third, Torrie Curry scores on a 17-yard run to increase the score to 28-7 and Roriyon Richardson scored on an 8-yard run to post the final score 35-7.

Johnson was 9-of-19 passing for 133 yards and one TD.

Burgess rushed for 53 yards on 15 carries while Ashton Stroman rushed for 35 yards on three carries.

Ryan Guillo caught three passes for 88 yards while Burgess had two grabs for 24 yards and one TD.