Demopolis football: 2004 season review

by dentonramsey

Demopolis football: 2004 season review

 

As the Demopolis Tigers prepare to step out on top in the world of high school football, it’s time to take a look back at last year’s extremely successful season.

Last year, the Tigers went 13-1, with their only loss being handed to them in the semi-finals.

And with 39 returning players, coach Goodwin and his boys are looking to repeat last season’s success.

Quarterback Devin Goodwin returns after playing in all 14 games last year, going a combined 113-for-229 with 1922 yards and connecting for 22 touchdowns.

The team also has two returning tailbacks with strong rushing abilities in Rod Jones and Dusty Gracie.

Last season, Jones was the leader in attempts with 139 carries for 816 yards and 12 touchdowns. Gracie had 100 carries for 699 yards and 17 touchdowns.

 

In the receiving department, Bart Pettus and Colby Roberts return to bring devastation to their opponent’s defense. In the 2004 season, Pettus had 35 catches for 782 yards and 7 touchdowns. Roberts hauled in 20 catches for 352 yards and 4 touchdowns.

In the tackling department, Seth Basinger, Ezell Braxton, Dontrell Miller, and Goodwin return to wreck havoc on the opposing line. Last year, Basinger lead the team in tackles with 154. Braxton added 130, Miller had 119, and Goodwin landed 101.

As far as interceptions are concerned, Vincent Jackson was the leader with 4 picks, and Goodwin and Chad Schroeder had 3 each.

Gracie and Braxton lead the way in sacks with 5.5 a piece. Meanwhile, Schroeder and Miller lead the team in fumbles recovered with 3 each.

Goodwin helps out the team not only with his arm, but his legs as well. As the team’s kicker and punter in addition to the quarterback, Goodwin punted the ball 38 times in 2004, with an average punt of 40 yards and a season long of 58 yards. In placekicking, Goodwin went 40-for-52 in extra point attempts and 3-for-4 on field goals with a long of 31-yards.

Overall, the Demopolis Tigers ran a multiple-type offense, averaging 35.9 points per game. They had a total of 2165 yards rushing and 2054 yards passing. Out of 50 fumbles last year, the Tigers only lost 18 of them and gave up 16 interceptions.

Running a 3-4 defense last season, the Tigers held their opponents to 7.7 points per game. They allowed a total of 1034 yards rushing and 1053 yards passing. Out of 54 fumbles forced, 23 were recovered. The team’s defense also had 17 interceptions.

With 7 returning offensive starters and 11 returning on defense, Coach Goodwin and the Tigers are looking to show the football world that Demopolis can and will be a number one team.

Come Friday, the regular season kicks off and the fun begins.

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