With a state playoff berth on the line last Friday, the DAR Patriots had their worse showing of the season at Randolph High School in Huntsville. The Raiders capitalized on three of DAR's five turnovers in the first half on their way to a 47-0 shutout of the Patriots.

The game looked to be a low scoring affair early on with no score after the opening quarter. Following a DAR fumble at the Randolph 8 yard line, the Raiders broke the ice and took a 7-0 lead on a 92-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Hunter to Nic Strong with 5:50 left in the 2nd quarter.

Strong added a 1-yard touchdown run to make the score 14-0 with 2:19 left in the half.

The Raiders added a 34-yard touchdown pass to Carter Wimberly and a 22-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Day to blow the game open 26-0 at the half.

Randolph added a pair of touchdown receptions from Grayson Davenport and a blocked punt returned for a touchdown by Race Wright in the 2nd half to complete the scoring.

For DAR, Blake Tandy caught 8 passes for 117 yards to lead the Patriots on offense.

These were the stats:


Rushes/Yards 39/79

Passing 14-25-3 171

Total Yards 250

1st Downs 14

Fumbles/Lost 2/2

Penalties 7/28

Punts 3/29.3 Avg


Rushes/Yards 31/84

Passing 16-28-0 389

Total Yards 473

1st Downs 14

Fumbles/Lost 1/0

Penalties 5/62

Punts 1/34

With the loss, DAR fell to 3-6 on the season and finished 2-5 in Class 4A Region 7.

Randolph improved to 5-5 and 3-4 and will be the No. 4 seed in the playoffs.

The Patriots will close out their season this week at Brindlee Mountain. Kickoff is set for 7:00 Friday night.

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