Dayton City School Football Season Ends at Wartburg

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Dayton City School bursts through the banner at an earlier game this season. The Bees lost final game of the season 14-12 at Wartburg in first round of the playoffs.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Bulldogs Win 14-12 in Heart Breaker for Bees: Three Bees Earn All Conference

October 2018

Wartburg, TN —  The 2018 Dayton City School Sweat Bees lost 14-12 against Wartburg in first round of playoffs in a game they fought back from mistakes to almost pull out a win.

Dayton City won the coin toss and elected to kick off.  Wartburg drove the length of the field but the Bees defense held them short of the goal line.  Dayton City’s first drive was cut short because of a fumble, this was the first of many along with seven penalties that plagued Dayton City through out the game.  Wartburg scored their first touchdown midway thru the second quarter, the PAT failed. On Dayton City’s next possession Ethan Davis had a sixty yard run for a score to tie the game at 6-6.   DCS extra point was no good.

Dayton City had another touchdown run by Davis, however a penalty erased that score. Both teams went into halftime tied 6–6. The second half was exciting for sure. The Sweat Bees gave up a safety to Wartburg that cost them two points.  Wartburg added a touchdown in the fourth quarter to up the score to 14–6 with very little time for the Bees to catch the Bulldogs.   Bryce Dupre TD pass to D J Lafuze brought the fans to their feet. With the score standing at Wartburg 14 Dayton City 12,  the try for two point conversation failed.  Final score was 14–12.  Standouts on defense for the Bees were Rex Pendergrass, Kole Smith, Christian Moreno and Cory McKinney.

After the season, it was announced that Bryce Dupre, Corey Mckinney, Ethan Davis, and Kole Smith made All-Conference.  The conference will recognize the three players at the AA championship game between Oneida and Rockwood.

Rhea Review appreciates the work by Bill Marsh for his reporting on several Dayton City School games.

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