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David Douglas pulls away from Bruins in second half

Hunter Davis connects with Dominique Peek for a game-changing 18-yard TD strike in the third quarter

Photo Credit: THE OUTLOOK: TROY WAYRYNEN - Shakur Gross (8) of David Douglas High School breaks away from Barlow High School defenders to pick up a first down Friday.

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David Douglas’ 23-13 win over Barlow on Friday night came down to a single play.

Clinging to a two-point lead, the Scots were on the verge of adding to their lead with a first down at the 4-yard line. But in a pile up near the goal line, David Douglas was hit with a personal foul penalty and had a player ejected from the game.

With one yellow flag, the Scots went from a sure seven points to the fringe of field-goal range.

Then came the play.

QB Hunter Davis rolled out to his right and quickly encountered trouble. The sideline was only a few steps away, and Barlow linebacker Noah Blauert was bearing down from behind. Knowing his target was out of room, Blauert dived face first. Davis stopped and spiraled a pass toward the end zone a blink before feeling Blauert’s shoulder pads in his back.

“They were lined up in a goal line set and were sending more people than we could block,” Davis said. “I scrambled and got the throw off, letting my receiver make a play.”

Dominique Peek did just that, hauling in an over-the-shoulder grab in traffic at the front pylon to the 18-yard touchdown and a 16-7 lead.

The Scots would add another score early in the fourth quarter to secure their first league win.

Look for expanded game coverage in the Tuesday, Oct. 7, print edition of The Outlook.

View a photo gallery from the game at daveball.exposuremanager.com.

Photo Credit: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - David Douglas QB Hunter Davis celebrates on the sideline after hitting Dominique Peek with an 18-yard touchdown strike in the third quarter.


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