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Tigers ride out storm for 14-0 win

By on September 12, 2018 at 12:12 pm

Dupo’s Devin Similey has 566 total yards of offense and nine touchdowns in just three games this season. (Corey Saathoff photo)

It was well worth the wait for the Dupo High School football team, which had its Friday night home game against South Fork suspended due to storms.

The teams were locked in a scoreless tie when play was stopped with 1:27 remaining in the first half. 

When the game resumed Saturday afternoon, Dupo came away with a 14-0 victory. The Tigers are now 2-1 under first-year head coach Joe Day.

“Our kids continue to buy into the process and improve each week,” Day said.

Dupo quarterback Tyler Kyle was 16-of-22 passing for 293 yards and two touchdowns in the win. He added another 105 yards rushing.

Devin Similey continued his amazing season, hauling in six catches for 178 yards on the night. He now has 458 yards receiving and 108 yards rushing with nine total TDs on the season.

Another strong offensive performer against South Fork was Dallas Parks, who caught seven passes for 97 yards.

“We did overall outgain them by 425 to 117 yards, but our red zone efficiency has to improve,” Day said of his offense.

Day was very impressed with his defense, which kept South Fork off the scoreboard.

“Our defense really helped keep us in the game,” Day said. “Our defensive coordinator, Tanner Day, did an incredible job of coming up with a game plan so our kids could play fast and physical.”

CJ Robinson recorded two quarterback sacks, Noah Chism had a fumble recovery, and both Camden Biggs and Parks came up with interceptions for the Tigers.

Dupo plays at Nokomis on Friday night. The Tigers lost 35-7 to Nokomis last year.

Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.