Sunday, August 19, 2007

Dolphins Chiefs recap

It was kind of fun reminiscing about a past Dolphins game, when I re-published the recap of the '99 playoff game between the Dolphins and Jaguars.

So, I've decided to re-publish a recap of a previous game each week. This week, I was unable to find any of the games I was looking for; so instead I present a game between the Dolphins and Chiefs, that's a little unexpected:


Ocean Lakes caught No. 7 Kempsville at the right time, capturing its biggest victory ever with an 18-14 decision Friday night that raised questions about the Chiefs' playoff chances.

``Kempsville lost a big one last week (to Tallwood),'' Dolphins coach Jim Prince said. ``We knew Kempsville had been playing everybody close and we hoped it would continue with us.

``This is no doubt, no doubt, our biggest victory ever.''

As Prince had hoped, the Chiefs (6-2, 5-2) allowed Ocean Lakes (4-4, 4-3) to keep it close as the teams headed into the final period deadlocked 6-6.

Kempsville struck first in the fourth quarter, with quarterback Fred Sanders dashing three yards on a bootleg to the right corner, then throwing to Trey Simkins for the conversion and a 14-6 lead.

``At halftime, we told our kids we needed a big run and a big pass to win the game,'' Prince said.

The Dolphins got both.

On the ensuing possession after Kempsville had taken the lead, Ocean Lakes got the run on a 64-yard scoring sprint from Chad Holland.

Then, after stopping Kempsville on four plays, the Dolphins got the big pass after taking over at their own 46 with 3:30 remaining.

On third and 12, quarterback Walter Amos hit Lavoy Harrell at about the Chiefs 35. There, Harrell picked up a fantastic block from Torrell Cherry that broke him free for the winning score.

``That waggle pass to Lavoy was open the play before and I missed him,'' Amos said. ``But coach let me try it again and I hit him. I thought he'd get hit, and then Torrell threw that great block.

``I saw it all, man. Oh yes Lord, this was big!''

Ocean Lakes missed both fourth-quarter conversion runs.

Kempsville had one last chance with 2:09 left, but two rushing attempts netted only four yards and Sanders threw one pass long and had another almost intercepted on fourth and 6.

Kempsville held a 6-0 halftime lead on Simkins' 1-yard run late in the second quarter and Ocean Lakes tied it halfway through the third when Amos hit Cherry from five yards out.


Saturday, October 28, 1995
BY LEE TOLLIVER, STAFF WRITER
Source: The Virginian Pilot

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