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OT error turns into Dawg win at KD-B

It took some luck, but the Bearden Bulldogs football team survived a defensive battle at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett to come out with an 8-7 overtime win Friday, Sept. 7.

After scrambling for a one-yard touchdown on fourth-and-one, Bearden senior quarterback Dawson Halliday had one more play in him. With the kick team on the field, Halliday, the holder, fielded the low snap and took off around the line and dove into the end zone for the game-winning two-point conversion.

Hes a playmaker, Bearden head coach Brad Taylor said about Halliday.

He didnt have a great game necessarily the majority of the night, but he is going to still make plays for you when you need it.

Halliday threw for 95 yards on 15-of-26 passing and three interceptions. Bearden only managed 159 yards of total offense but limited Dobyns-Bennett to 107.

Matt Williamson led BHS (3-0 overall, 1-0 in Region 1-5A) with 13 tackles and four sacks.

It was a great game if you like defense, Taylor said. Our defense played really well, their defense played well. I was pleased with the way our defense played. We put them in bad situations at times and they held them out.

In overtime, Dobyns-Bennett scored first when Bart Ring hit Lane Dukart for a 13-yard touchdown pass.

The win is the first for Bearden against Dobyns-Bennett in its schools history.

It was an exciting game, Taylor said. It is the kind of game you are going to take if you go up there and beat Dobyns-Bennett. Its going to take a great defensive effort like we had.


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