Dorsey does it all to lead Saints to win

October 28, 2005|by JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

HANCOCK - The St. James football team rode a productive offense to earn its fourth straight win by beating Hancock 40-8 on Thursday night.

"We played a great game tonight," St. James coach Chick Meehan said. "Our backs ran great and we blocked real well. Our defense was able to contain Jaret Trail. It was a hard-hitting game on both sides of the ball."

Junior Eddie Dorsey scored three touchdowns for St. James (5-2) in three different ways: A reception, a kickoff return and a run.

"I've never scored three touchdowns before," Dorsey said. "It is something new. We moved the ball down the field and ... the blocking opened up holes for me on all three touchdowns."


Junior Jimmy Sutch added two touchdown runs to give him 11 TDs for the season. Shannon Strange also ran in a score for St. James. Sutch rushed for 198 yards on 13 carries - a 15.3-yard average.

St. James got on the scoreboard with 14 seconds remaining in the first quarter when Sutch broke through left tackle for a 6-yard TD run.

Nik Holtz fired a 32-yard TD pass to Dorsey with 7:30 left in the first half to help the Saints take a 14-0 halftime lead.

Dorsey opened the second half by returning the kickoff 77 yards along the right sideline for his second score.

"It was a pretty good game in the first half," Hancock coach John Blake said. "When Eddie Dorsey broke that kickoff return to start the third quarter, that took the wind out of our sails."

The Saints scored three more touchdowns in the third quarter: A 7-yard run by Strange, a 15-yard run by Dorsey and a 53-yard run by Sutch.

Trail - who finished with 128 rushing yards - scored the only touchdown for Hancock (3-5) on a 3-yard run with 4:29 left in the fourth quarter. Jon Clark passed to Jacoby McMahon for the two-point conversion.

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