By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff
The Malakoff Tigers running game is become a dangerous weapon, as Lone Oak learned Friday night.
Coach Jamie Driskell’s Tigers rushed for more than 300 yards, including a four-touchdown, 160-yard effort from junior Damontes Dowell, to power a 41-20 victory over the Buffaloes.
And while Damontes Dowell provided the the zip, cousin Marcus Dowell and quarterback Tate Taylor added the boom with 90 and 70 yards respectively.
Taylor added 80 yards on 6-of-12 passing. Stephan Wolfe also had a 48-yard completion to Terrance Scott on a nifty reverse halfback pass in the second half.
Scott wound up with three catches for 77 yards.
The win was big for the Tigers, keeping them near the top of the District 7-2A standings at 2-1 (5-2 overall). Lone Oak fell to 1-1 in district (4-2).