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No Horseplay from Dumfries Hunters As They Defeat The Trojans

After a disappointing 13-12 defeat in Game 1 at the Clyde Valley Blackhawks, the Hunters were keen to bounce back against the West Coast Trojans last weekend.

Dumfries Hunters 22 West Coast Trojans 14

The Hunters looked to have got off to a great start, as quarterback Dom Lewis broke free for a big gain to start the game, however the Hunters were unable to convert the opportunity. Both teams then exchanged possessions, and it was the Hunters who lost the battle of field position after an intercepted pass set up the Trojans with good field position. The Hunters looked to have stopped the Trojans, but on 3rd down, the Trojans running QB found the edge and went in for the 20 yard score.

 

The Hunters fumbled the ball on their next possession, again giving the Trojans good field possession, which the Trojans converted through their running game again. This time their extra points conversion was successful to make the score 14-0.

 

The Hunters needed a spark and it was through a long scramble by QB Lewis, which set up Hunters offseason transfer, running back Josh Polson, to convert on a 13 yard touch down run, his first of the season. QB Lewis converted the extra points conversion to make it 14-8 at the half.

 

The Hunters continued the fight back in the second half forcing successive turnovers on the Trojans opening possessions with first an interception by strong safety Tyrell Wilson and then a fumble recovery by free safety Mark Lundy. The Hunters running game found their rhythm and Dom Lewis converted for the score to tie the game up at 14-14.

 

The Hunters defence continued to dominate as first cornerback Jordan Gregory intercepted the Trojans QB, and then Tyrell Wilson added his second interception of the day. It was QB Dom Lewis again, who rushed for 205 yards on the day and two touchdowns, to break the deadlock as he rushed 65 yards for the TD and then convert his own score for the 22-14 lead in the 4th Quarter.

 

With time running out the Trojans drove in hope of tying the game, but the Hunters defence, now playing with real confidence, held firm and it was Tyrell Wilson again who swatted away their final pass, leaving the Hunters rushing offence to close out the game and secure the Hunters first win of the season to take their record to 1-1.

 

The Hunters (1-1) play their third game on the bounce this Sunday against the Clyde Valley Blackhawks (1-1) again at the David Keswick Centre at 14.00.

 

If your interested in trying the sport, come along and support your Dumfries Hunters American football team and see what it’s all about in what is sure to be an exciting matchup!