Rams come up short against Longhorns

Sep 12, 2017 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

It took a while for the Rams to get untracked on their first road trip of the season last Friday.

Dubois made the long trek to Meeteetse for their Class 1-A West conference opener and fell behind the Longhorns, 36-6, before making a game of it with a 26-point fourth quarter in a 64-40 loss.

Meeteetse tallied a pair of first-quarter scores to build a 12-0 advantage, but the Dubois defense stiffened and Warren Johnson capitalized on a Longhorn fumble and recovered the ball in the end zone for the Rams' first score early in the second quarter.

With the gap closed to 12-6, Meeteetse rallied with 24 points of their own, including a safety to hold a comfortable 30-point lead at the half.

Johnson scored again, this time on offense, via a 33-yard run, then added the point-after kick, but Meeteetse answered and Meeteetse led 44-14 with 10 minutes to play.

The final period included seven combined touchdowns, with the two teams trading scores back-to-back shootout style.

Klayton Rose opened the onslaught with a three-yard scoring run, then added another one from 26 yards out. Connor Hudson crashed in from the 5-yard line for another score and added a final 17-yard scamper for a 26-point final period by the Rams.

The rally was enough to make it very interesting in the final minutes, but Meeteetse answered with a pair of big plays.

The first wasa 67-yard run, followed by a 53-yard catch- and-run and a final 12-yard pass.

Dubois entertains Riverside on on Friday, while Meeteetse hosts Little Snake River.

Dubois 0 6 8 26 - 40

Meeteetse 12 24 8 20 - 64

1st quarter

MEET - Josh Graybill 6-run (pass failed)

MEET - Asa Eldridge 14-pass from Nick Anderson (pass failed)

2nd quarter

DUB - Warren Johnson fumble recovery in end zone (kick failed)

MEET - Hadley Abarr 22-interception return (Clayton Corbin kick)

MEET - Braenn Smith 31-run (Corbin kick)

MEET - Safety punt blocked out of endzone

MEET - Eldridge 23-pass from Anderson (Corbin kick)

3rd quarter

DUB - Johnson 33-run (Johnson kick)

MEET - Anderson 3-run (Corbin Kick)

4th quarter

DUB - Klayton Rose 3-run (kick failed)

MEET - Smith 67-run (Corbin kick)

DUB - Rose 26-run (kick failed)

MEET - Smith 53-pass from Anderson (kick failed)

DUB - Connor Hudson 5-run (kick failed)

MEET - Smith 12-pass from Anderson (kick failed)

DUB - Hudson 17-run (Johnson kick)

Total Offense: Dubois 315; Meeteetse 417

Passing Offense: Dubois 3/39, Meeteetse 5/115

Rushing Offense: Dubois 40/276, Meeteetse 24/301

Individual Statistics:

Passing: Dubois - Justin Poppe 2-7-1 32yds, Warren Johnson 1-1 7yds, Meeteetse - Nick Anderson 5-6 116yds

Rushing: Dubois - Connor Hudson 15/102, Klayton Rose 13/92, Warren Johnson 12/82; Meeteetse - Braenn Smith 6/118, Nick Anderson 10/103, Josh Graybill 7/53, Clayton Corbin 1/27

Receiving: Dubois - Bob Claar 1/21, Klayton Rose 1/11, Connor Hudson 1/7; Meeteetse - Braenn Smith 2/65, Asa Eldridge 3/51

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