Saints tumble in season finale

October 5, 2007

The DeKalb Saints lost their final game of the season, Thursday night, as Cannon County handed the local junior high squad a 34-6 setback in Woodbury.

The Saints were able to move the ball against the Jr. Lion defense most of the night, but the team turned the ball over three times, twice inside the Cannon County five-yard line. The Lions took advantage of each turnover, as they scored after each DeKalb miscue.

Neither team scored in the first quarter, but the Lions put three touchdowns on the board in the second quarter. Damon Collette reeled off a 96-yard touchdown run, after a Saints' turnover, and Ray Ramirez scampered 20 yards into the end zone, after the second DeKalb fumble. Ramirez raced 84 yards to paydirt, with 51.4 seconds left in the half, as the Lions opened up a 20-0 lead at the half.

Ramirez scored his third touchdown on Cannon's first drive of the second half, as the Lions opened up a 28-0 led. Cannon put their final score on the board with 5:39 left in the game on a 17-yard run by Cody Nunley, which made it a 34-0 game. The Saints came back on the next drive, and put the ball into the end zone on a 27-yard touchdown run by DeShon Reeder, with 1:52 left in the game.

The Saints finished the night with 218 yards of offense, all rushing, led by Dylan Freeney, who had 85 yards on 17 carries. Matthew Cain had 56 yards on 11 carries, while Reeder accounted for 42 yards on three carries. Zaxtin Fayette tallied 41 yards on six carries.

Cannon County had 373 yards of offense on the night.

The Saints finish the season 0-7.

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