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Dubois pulverizes Hanna-Elk Mountain 63-0
Oct 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer
Dubois set a school, and possibly an all-class record, in rolling up 46 first-period points over visiting Hanna-Elk Mountain Friday at home. In a very rare occurrence, the mercy rule went into effect in the opening period necessitating a running clock the rest of the game. In addition the Rams tallied their first shutout in 6-man football with a final score of 63-0.
The Rams scored in every conceivable way in the contest, playing on a short field for much of the game. Six-man football is notorious for wide-open offense and huge rushing and passing numbers, but Dubois played its best defense of the season and limited the Miners to just 76 rushing yards in the entire contest. Jesse Hawk tallied the highest yards-per-carry thus far on the season, picking up 115 on just five carries for a 23-yard average and one touchdown.
John Bartlett picked off the Miners twice and scored both times on interception returns.
The Rams took the ball to the end zone nine times, with five on the ground, a receiving touchdown by Kyle Tea, and another interception return by Jesse Hawk, in addition to Bartlett's two scores.
Dubois added a field goal in the final period with Sterling Baker splitting the uprights on a 20-yard kick, good for four points in six-man scoring. The Rams boast the only unblemished record in the entire division but face their longest road trip of the season in an 800-mile round-tripper next Friday to Hulett. The Red Devils stand at 3-3 on the season.