Donoho gets a lift from Carr show
by Chris Brown
Special to The Star
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ANNISTON — The “Chris Carr Show” took center stage for the Donoho Falcons as the first-year starting quarterback accounted for two rushing touchdowns and a scoring pass of 25 yards out to his brother Kevin Carr, who made a one-handed catch for the reception.

His big night helped Donoho to a 42-14 win over Coosa Christian.

Chris Carr completed 4 for 6 passes for 52 yards. He gained 81 rushing yards on only three carries. He also got his first win as a varsity starting quarterback.

“It feels pretty awesome” Chris Carr said. “We wouldn’t have been able to do it as a team without our line, and everybody working hard during practice.”

Added Falcons head coach Shannon Felder: “He’s continuing to develop into the leader that we need him to be, and as he develops and as he improves so will our team.”

It didn’t take long for the Falcons to find the scoreboard. One minute into the game, running back Justin Foster took a handoff around the right end and out-ran several defenders on his way to an 81-yard touchdown.

“We’ve been working on it during practice, and it’s gotten to the point where we just know where it’s going to be, and we executed the way the coaches wanted us to,” Carr said.

Foster finished with 105 yards on seven carries.

Donoho pushed the lead to 14-0 before the first quarter ended, but Coosa Christian answered when quarterback Johnny Grizzard ran up the middle for an 11-yard touchdown.

After Carr’s 54-yard touchdown, Donoho running back Ben Myrick rushed in from 6 yards out to push the Falcon lead to 28-7 midway through the second quarter.

“We played better on offense. We worked hard this week to try and improve in some areas where we didn’t play so well last week,” Felder said. “We pass protected a little bit better, ran the ball better, and protected the ball better. So I’m pleased with the performance of the team on offense.”

The Carr-to-Carr scoring toss gave Donoho a 35-7 lead after halftime, and the starting offense was taken out to give the younger players some experience.

At the 5:42 mark in the third quarter, backup quarterback Chandler Collins was able to conclude Donoho’s scoring night. On a fourth-and-five play from just outside the 5-yard line, Collins was able to bulldoze his way across the plane for the score.

Later in the game, Grizzard found Randy Washington across the middle for a 15-yard touchdown pass to finish the visitors’ scoring night.

“Defensively, I thought we got to the ball a little bit better. We swarmed on defense. I thought we did a better job in coverage and putting pressure on the quarterback,” Felder said. “From an overall standpoint, I was pleased with our team. I thought we done better and made some improvements and played better. Ultimately, those things help you win games.”
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