After winning their first district game in Canyon, and their eighth in a row, the Dumas Demons had another road game against the Pampa Harvesters on Friday night, Nov. 1.
Dumas won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.
It was a complete offensive and defensive game as Dumas put up 439 yards on offense – 153 on the ground, 286 through the air. The Demons held the Harvesters to six rushing yards and only 184 passing yards.
The Demons continue to make noise as they push through the season. As they have been doing all season, the teams finds ways to win. It has been a long time since they have had a record like this, coupled with their current state ranking, which would more than likely remain at No. 5 for the coming week, and head coach Aaron Dunnam feels there is something special happening with Dumas football.
"Special group we're dealing with right here," he said. "(I'm) extremely proud of the effort we saw tonight. … I love watching this football team execute a game plan every Friday night. It's a pretty special thing."
As Dunnam pointed out earlier, it was going to be a battle playing in these district games. Coming into this game, Pampa had an explosive offense. They were averaging nearly 500 yards a game, according to Dunnam. Playing tough, hard football, the defense was able to keep the Pampa offense in check.
"Extremely proud of the way our secondary was. Coach Lingor, … did a great job installing a game plan and the kids went and executed it and it's really special to see," Dunnam said.
Spencer Williams finished the night 6-of-9 passing for 127 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 79 yards on 12 carries with one touchdown. Braden Boggs-Rushing threw a pass for 26 yards and a score.
Rushing leaders were Jacob Mares, who picked up 106 yards and 19 caries; Cito Rodriguez with seven touches, 42 yards and a score; and Bryan Mendoza with 14 carries for 33 yards and a touchdown. Also for the Demons, Damian Orozco, James Bednorz and Victor Chavez each had a carry for 12, 11 and three yards, respectively.
Mares had one catch that was good for a 65-yard touchdown. Kyle Stroebel had three receptions for 46 yards, Orozco caught a pass for 26 yards and a score, and Louis Ortiz went for 16 yards and two catches.
Dumas ran 65 plays with 26 first downs and two turnovers. The offense converted 4-of-9 third downs.
Defensively, Dallan Dill led with seven total tackles, including two for a loss. Cade Cox had five and a fumble recovery. Josh Turner came in with six tackles and one interception. Rushing had four tackles, with one for a loss and caused a fumble, while Charles Barnes and Cristian Carrera each had three tackles. Caleb Suggs and Cito Rodriguez each had two tackles in the game for the Demons.
Additionally for the Demons, Chris Delatorre and Diego Falcon each had a tackle and a sack. Ah Lee Yart, Javier Martinez, Roberto Ruiz, Broc Kinikin, Cannon Speck and James Bednorz all had one tackle on the night.
"What a great team win, on both sides of the football," Dunnam said. "(The) offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage all night long. Our running backs ran extremely hard. Spencer had a really good game. Kept them off balance at times too throwing the ball. … Any time you can control the line of scrimmage, you got a chance."
Dunnam is very proud of the players and coaches and is happy to be 9-0 at this point in the season.
The Demons return home to finish the regular season on Friday, Nov. 8, to host the Hereford Whitefaces.