Edwin Mims Leads Daingerfield Past Atlanta, 17-13
[By Derek Oxford, Special to ETSN.fm]
ATLANTA— Division I-bound running backs Corion Webster and Everett Dickerson football talents, but neither saw much action in Atlanta’s 17-13 loss to traditional Class 2A power Daingerfield Friday at Rabbit Stadium.
Dickerson scored a one-yard touchdown run on Atlanta's first possession, but was limited to four carries for 27 yards and didn’t play after the second quarter. Webster garnered only one carry (a two-yard gain), then left with an injury after the opening drive.
In their absence, little-known senior Alan Fonteneaux tried to pick up the slack. Fonteneaux, who ran for 161 yards on 14 carries, score on an 80-yard touchdown run with 9:07 remaining to cut Daingerfield lead to 17-13 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough.
Daingerfield quarterback Edwin Mims connected with Shawn Hooks nine times for 176 yards. Mims also ran for 130 yards and caught two passes from fellow QB Keris Alexander for 53 yards.
After Fonteneaux's 80-yard jaunt, Daingerfield drove to the Atlanta 11 before Mims was picked off by Atlanta’s Nigel Johnson, who returned it to the 42. Atlanta (0-2) drove all the way to the Tigers’ 17, mainly on the legs of Fonteneaux, but a 4th-and-four pass fell imcomplete with less than three minutes remaining and sealed it for Daingerfield (1-1).
The Tigers wanted to run the clock out, as Atlanta had exhausted its timeouts, and a 15-yard face mask penalty by Atlanta only aided the cause.
Daingerfield looks to continue the momentum next week at New Century Club Field in Clarksville, while Atlanta hopes to post its first win at Center.