By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News
CORNER — Hunter Doppler scored touchdowns on both saides of the ball, as Corner kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a 38-0 shutout of winless Carbon Hill on Friday.
Doppler scored on a 10-yard run with 2:36 left in the first quarter, then intercepted a Bulldogs pass about two minutes later and ran back 52 yards to the end zone.
Doppler ran for 105 yards for the night on seven carries.
Dylan Hand caught quarterback Chase Best’s only touchdown pass of the game; the 9-yard play came with eight minutes left in the first half.
Taylor Crawford scored on a 2-yard run with 98 seconds left before halftime, and Chase Goodwin scored late in the game on a 55-yard run. Goodwin finished with 75 yards on four carries.
Cody Stephens opened the scoring for the Yellow Jackets with a 31-yard field goal.
The Jackets outgained Carbon Hill, 246 yards to 100. All but 33 yards for the Jackets came on the ground.
Kody Lee led the Corner defense with nine tackles.
With Dora’s 26-21 loss to Jemison on Friday, the Jackets still have a shot at the post-season, but it would mean Dora would have to suffer a major upset at the hands of Carbon Hill, while Corner would have to pull off an equally-huge upset of fourth-ranked Bibb County next week. A win by Dora will give them the fourth seed on the head-to-head tiebreaker, thanks to their 21-11 win over the Jackets in Week 3.