Saturday, October 02, 1999

Wyoming 29, Madeira 28


Dupee leads Cowboys in battle of unbeatens

BY CAREY HOFFMAN
Enquirer contributor

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Wyoming's Jason Harper screams as Madeira's Tim Dooley returns as interception for a TD.
(Jeff Swinger photos)
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        For three quarters Friday night, Madeira had Cincinnati Hills League kingpin Wyoming on the ropes. In the end though, tradition — and David Dupee — bailed out the Cowboys.

        Dupee scored two fourth-period TDs, including the game-winner with 7:00 to play, to give Wyoming a 29-28 victory in a battle of unbeaten teams.

        Madeira led 28-17 after three quarters, but Dupee came up with the game-altering play on defense when he picked up a fumbled pitch from Madeira quarterback Tim Dooley and returned it 16 yards for a TD with 11:12 left in the game.

        “We knew we had to make a play there,” said Dupee, who was the game's offensive star with 28 carries for 226 yards. “I think (Scott) Cryder had the quarterback down on the ground, and when he pitched it, I wondered if the ball was going to take a crazy bounce and if I should just fall on it. But I was able to scoop it up and take it in.”

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Madeira defenders swarm on Wyoming's P.J. Pope.
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        That score, followed by a failed two-point conversion, left Wyoming trailing 28-23. Dupee then intercepted a Dooley pass on third-and-13 on the game's next possession, giving Wyoming the ball at the Madeira 23.

        Five plays later, Dupee scored on a 4-yard run to give the two-time defending CHL champs their only lead of the game.

        “I think it was our kids' heart, our kids' character and our tradition that won the game,” Wyoming coach Bernie Barre said. “We didn't believe we were going to lose. Scott Cryder told us at half we weren't going to lose, and I think they willed this more than anything else.”

        The win may prove costly to Wyoming on the injury front. Cryder, a two-way starter at fullback and linebacker and a three-year regular, went out with a right knee injury with 8:52 to play. The preliminary report from team doctors indicated ligament damage.

        Madeira ....... 14  7  7   0—28

Wyoming ....... 7  3  7  12—29

        M—Dooley 25 interception return (Tudor kick).

        M—Groll 9 run (Tudor kick).

        W—Monday 5 pass from Lewis (Kaszubski kick).

        W—Kaszubski 24 FG.

        M—Underwood 44 pass from Dooley (Tudor kick).

        W—Dupee 1 run (Kaszubski kick).

        M—Groll 1 run (Tudor kick).

        W—Dupee 16 fumble return (pass failed).

        W—Dupee 4 run (run failed).

        Records: M 5-1 (3-1 CHL), W 6-0 (4-0 CHL).

       



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- Wyoming 29, Madeira 28