Cumby falls to Wolfe City; playoff chances depend on next week’s outcome

From Staff Reports

Nov. 4, 2007 - WOLFE CITY - In their final road game of the year, the Cumby Trojans fell into a two-way tie for second place with a 47-22 loss to the Wolfe City Wolves Friday night.

The Trojans and Wolves are now tied at 3-1 in District 16-A and could wrap up the regular season in a three-way tie with the Celeste Blue Devils in the standings. The Blue Devils are currently 2-2 in district after defeating Dallas A+ Academy 34-14 Friday night.

The Trojans will face off against Boles, who clinched its playoff spot Friday with a 53-6 win over Fruitvale, in the regular season finale next Friday night. Wolfe City and Celeste will face each other in the other playoff-deciding game at Celeste.

Wolves quarterback Emmanuel Akers scored five touchdowns against the Cumby defense Friday night on runs of 1, 2, 8, 11 and 1 yard. Running back James King had the other two scores on runs of 11 and 51 yards for Wolfe City.

Cumby sophomore quarterback Brixx Hawthorne had another strong night running the football with 15 carries for 119 yards and two touchdowns. He also went 7-of-28 passing for 172 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

The Trojans fell behind by a score of 27-0 early in the third quarter before Hawthorne broke free on a 63-yard scamper. Hawthorne then found Dunnihoo on the two-point conversion for a 27-8 deficit with 11:25 remaining.

After Akers' fourth touchdown run made the score 33-8, Hawthorne scored his second rushing touchdown on a 5-yard run. Dunnihoo ran in the two-point conversion with 4:36 remaining.

Dunnihoo scored the final touchdown of the game for the Trojans with under two minutes remaining as Hawthorne found him on a 66-yard completion for the 47-22 finale.

Dunnihoo led the team in receiving with five receptions for 182 yards and one touchdown, while Kris Stanford had two catches for 40 yards.

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