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Students created a banner to serve as motivation to the DHS football team in this battle of the Trojans. Photo by Sarah McLaughlin

Dakota Turnbo – Reporter

The Battle of the Trojans between Dyersburg and Millington Central was a defensive matchup until Dyersburg overwhelmed the other team. It was not until halfway through the middle of the second quarter before either team scored.

  This drought of points by both sides was ended by Daviaon Henderson who had a rushing touchdown with 8:42 left in the second quarter and to top it all off, Blake Mendoza completed a two point conversion attempt with a catch to put the black and gold team in a 8-0 lead.

  Henderson added to his rushing touchdown total by putting Dyersburg up 15-0 with 7:58 left in the second quarter.

  The lead ballooned for Dyersburg after the half. Mendoza made another play, but this time in it was a receiving touchdown with 7:58 left in the third quarter which increased the lead to 22-0.

  The Dyersburg Trojans scored almost as many points in the fourth quarter as they did all game. This avalanche of points started with a rushing touchdown by Chris Russell with 9:46 left in the fourth quarter and gave Dyersburg a 29-0 lead.

  Yet another touchdown run increased the lead to 36-0 with 7:33 left in the fourth quarter. This was run by Tavarius Curry and was his only rushing touchdown of the day.

  The last score of the game occurred with only 1:00 left on the clock in the fourth quarter. This was a rushing touchdown by Tre Taylor to put the final score on the scoreboard which was 43-0 in favor of the Dyersburg Trojans.

  It was a slow start and a strong finish by the Dyersburg Trojans, but they got the win due to their stout defense and late game offense.

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Kevin Smith (5) fights for yards as multiple Millington Trojans attempt to take him down.
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