Red Demons fall 34-29 in heartbreaker against Liberal
By Shelton Burch
Couresty of Dodge Globe Sports Editor
The Dodge City Red Demons football team fell heartbreaking fashion Friday night, losing to the Liberal Redskins 34-29.
The Red Demons took a lead with less than four minutes left on a Dawson Williams touchdown run. After a missed extra point, Dodge City led 29-27.
The Redskins, however, refused to be denied. The drove down to around midfield and their quarterback, Syris Dunlap, ran the ball a couple more times, getting out of bounds to stop the clock.
Then, with under 30 seconds left, Dunlap hit a receiver in the center of the field who got a block and took the ball all the way into the end zone. The touchdown gave the Redskins the lead 34-29, after the extra-point, with just 15 seconds left on the clock.
at quarterback for the Red Demons in a game that was extremely run-heavy.
“I was extremely proud of our kids and the way they played,” Foster said. “We got ourselves in a hole right off the bat in the second half and threw the pick-6, and that’s not on Dawson, that’s a play call issue. It was just a bad play call.”
There were a number of good play calls, Foster said, and he thought the
coaches both called a good game and the players executed those plays well.
“When it came down to it at the end in a game we shouldn’t have lost, we did because we had a young kid blow a coverage and it became real obvious,” Foster said.
The loss moved the Red Demons to 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the Western Athletic Conference this season. They’ll play next Friday at Derby.