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Decatur-Wicomico game ‘dogfight’ until 4th quarter

(Oct. 24, 2014) Last Thursday’s football game in Berlin between Stephen Decatur and Wicomico was close until the fourth quarter, when the visiting Indians scored several times to win 40-12.

“We played pretty well for 34 and a half minutes,” said Decatur Coach Bob Knox. “For 34 and a half minutes it was a dogfight.”

Wi-Hi led 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Decatur sophomore Dontae Baines scored from 19 yards out to even the match 6-6 in the second quarter.

The Indians went ahead 13-6 with about six minutes left in the third quarter.

Wi-Hi scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to take a 33-6 lead.

“On fourth and 15 they got a touchdown and that kind of opened the floodgates,” Knox said. “In the fourth quarter we blinked and they scored a touchdown, we blinked again and they scored another and then they were up by 27 points. There was a period where we either lost focus or we were stunned… It kind of rattled us a little bit.”

One good thing, Knox said, was that the Seahawks came back and scored at the end. Senior Sam Coates ran the ball six yards for the touchdown.

Decatur will take a trip to Salisbury on Saturday to play the James M. Bennett Clippers on their homecoming, at noon.

To come out with a victory, Knox said the Seahawks need to do the same things the coaching staff has been preaching every week: Be more physical than their opponent, offensively down block and tackle better.

Stephen Decatur senior quarterback Justin Meekins carries the ball during last Thursday’s game against Wi-Hi in Berlin.

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