“I think our guys played hard,” Donoho head coach Shannon Felder said. “We prepared well all week long. We knew Cedar Bluff was a good team.”
Senior quarterback Chris Carr put on a show against the Tigers’ defense. On the first play from scrimmage, Carr ran for 50 yards for the first of his four touchdowns. His other scores came on runs of 5, 84 and 1 yards.
“All of this goes to my lineman,” Carr said. “I wouldn’t have scored a touchdown tonight or got a single yard without them. They were really on their blocks and we really got this win from working hard in practice.”
Carr finished with 279 yards on the ground.
“I’m proud of Chris,” said coach Felder. “The guys did a great job of blocking and opening up holes for Chris. I’m proud of all of our guys. It was a total team effort.”
Not to be outdone by his quarterback, junior running back Justin Foster finished with 136 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown run.
“We try to rotate some guys in on offense,” Felder said, “to try to give Justin a blow so that he’ll be able to play every down on defense. Justin had a good game tonight. He didn’t have many carries but he took full advantage of the carries that he did have.”
Foster and Axis Heathcock each finished with 13 tackles. Sam Garner led the Falcons with 15.
Chris Carr may have scored on the Falcons’ first play, but his younger brother Kevin Carr scored on their final play. Kevin ran for a 51-yard touchdown late in the fourth.
Donoho (5-2, 5-1 in Class 1A, Region 6) returns to action on Friday at Spring Garden.
Cedar Bluff (3-4, 3-4) was led by D’Shawn Fife in rushing with 100 yards.
Senior quarterback Dalton Cosby completed 10 of 15 passes for 88 yards.
He threw the only two touchdowns for the Tigers, a 19-yarder to D’shawn Dixon and a 10-yarder to D.J. Chapman.
Cedar Bluff head coach Jonathan McWhorter said he believes his Tigers are a better team than the way they played suggests.
“I don’t want to take anything away from Donoho,” McWhorter said. “They are much improved from last year. Coach Felder and his group do a great job with those guys.”
McWhorter added, “No. 2 (Chris Carr) and No. 25 (Foster) were men among boys tonight. We really didn’t have an answer for them.”
Cedar Bluff does not have a game scheduled for Week 8.
The Tigers return to action Oct. 25 when they welcome in Spring Garden.