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B football: Dixie County 35, Berkeley Prep 21

Class B

Dixie County 35
Berkeley Prep 21

CROSS CITY — Powered by 388 rushing yards, Dixie County ended Berkeley Prep's season in the region semifinals Friday.

Dixie County took the early lead on the Bears' first drive with a 1-yard touchdown. Two drives later, Bears quarterback Kameron Keen made his only mistake of the night, throwing an interception to Nelson Agholor. Keen made up for it three plays later, picking off Destin Nichols for an 80-yard score, putting the Bears up 14-0 with 10:09 to go in the second.

Nichols brought the Bucs back with a 40-yard touchdown to Agholor, cutting it to 21-14. Berkeley lost an opportunity to tie when Agholor was ruled out-of-bounds on a 26-yard catch in the back of the end zone with seconds left in the half. The Bucs finally tied it to open the third when Nichols connected with Christian Hardegree for a 59-yard score. Nichols completed 18-of-34 for 249 yards, two TDs and two interceptions.

The Bears countered two plays later when Keen took a 77-yard keeper in to put Dixie County up for good. After allowing Agholor a combined 171 yards of offense and a touchdown in the first half, the Bears held the sophomore to just 11 rushing yards in the second.

"We came up in a tight ball game and we just couldn't finish," Bucs coach Dominick Ciao said. "We knew we had to finish strong against these guys and play a perfect game and we didn't get it done."

Edward Aschoff, Special to the Times

B football: Dixie County 35, Berkeley Prep 21 11/20/09 [Last modified: Saturday, November 21, 2009 12:28am]
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