Dewar’s win streak reaches half-century mark with shutout of Webbers Falls
The regular-season win streak for the Dewar Dragon varsity football team reached the 50-game mark this past Friday night.
The Dragons’ 50thstraight win came in their 2023 District B-5 opener at Dr. Ted Lewis Stadium in Dewar against the Webbers Falls Warriors in a battle of undefeated teams as both squads entered the district opener with identical 5-0 marks.
Webbers Falls entered last Friday’s district opener without three starters, including senior quarterback Maddux Shelby, because of an on-the-field incident in the Warriors’ September 22 home game with Cave Springs.
The Dewar squad needed just 1 minute, 14 seconds to earn their latest regular-season win. The shutout victory also extended the Dragons’ district win streak to 31-straight games and began Dewar’s journey towards a 7th-consecutive district crown.
The Dragons will look to extend their regular- season and district win streaks this Thursday with a trip to Porum for a B-5 meeting with the Porum Panthers, who sit at 0-1 in district play following a 50-0 loss to Caddo last Friday.
Thursday’s district battle in Porum is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. In last Friday’s district opener with Webbers Falls, the host Dragons opened the scoring at the 10:46 mark of the opening quarter on a 5-yard TD pass from Peyton Kilhoffer to Nevin Corbin. Nevin Corbin then ran in the conversion attempt to give the Dewar squad the early 8-0 advantage.
Just 44 seconds later, Nevin Corbin recorded his second score of the contest, racing in from five yards out. The senior tailback also ran in the conversion run attempt to double the Dewar lead to 16-0 with less than two minutes gone off the gameclock.
With 7:21 remaining in the opening quarter, Kilhoffer connected with Keelan Berry on a 10-yard TD pass to push the Dragon advantage to 22-0, then the Dewar defense recorded the next score of the contest at the 5:29 mark of the first quarter on a 2-point safety when Clark Hotema sacked the Webbers Falls QB in the back of the end zone to push the Dewar lead to 24-0 just 30 seconds past the midway point of the opening frame.
The final Dewar score of the first quarter came at the 3:11 mark on an 11-yard TD run by Nevin Corbin. Tradyn Doty crossed the goal line on the conversion attempt for a commanding 32-0 Dewar lead.
The Dragons’ only tally of the second stanza came just 14 seconds into the frame on a 6-yard TD run by Ben Atoigue and successful conversion run by Christian Cargola, pushing the Dewar margin to 40-0.
The game ended on the 45-point Mercy Rule at the 10:27 mark of the third quarter on a 15-yard TD pass from Haiden Kaler to Wesley Sanford.
— Dewar 46, Webbers Falls 0
Webbers Falls: 0 – 0 – 0 – xx (0) Dewar: 32 – 8 – 6 – xx (46)
— First Quarter
Dewar – Nevin Corbin, 5-yard pass from Peyton Kilhoffer (Nevin Corbin run); 10:46 Dewar – Nevin Corbin, 5-yard run (Nevin Corbin run); 10:02 Dewar – Keelan Berry, 10-yard pass from Kilhoffer (Pass Failed); 7:21 Dewar – Safety; 5:29 Dewar – Nevin Corbin, 11-yard run (Tradyn Doty run); 3:11 — Second Quarter
Dewar – Ben Atoigue, 6-yard run (Christian Cargola run); 11:46 — Third Quarter
Dewar – Wesley Sanford, 15-yard pass from Haiden Kaler (No Attempt); 10:27