Dunbar Captures Second District Championship in a Row

Dunbar beat Tates Creek 41-34 to advance to the Region Championship.


Avery Pearcy

Dunbar players excited after blocking an extra kick point.

On Nov. 12, the Dunbar Bulldogs faced the Tates Creek Commodores in the KHSAA District 7 Championship game, in the bitter cold.

Dunbar compiled 426 total rushing yards in the game and they allowed 132 yards, and they had 60 yards passing and allowed 212 passing yards.

#10 running back Kamarion Robinson led the Bulldogs in rushing yards, with 188 on 25 attempts. He also scored 4 rushing touchdowns.

#28 running back Justin Bayubahe also helped contribute to the Bulldogs’ rushing attack. He ran for 90 yards on 7 attempts and scored one touchdown. Bayubahe also contributed on defense, where he had 7 total tackles and .5 tackles for loss.

#6 quarterback Cole Colony led the Bulldogs in passing yards, with 60 on 12 attempts. He also threw one touchdown and two interceptions.

#1 linebacker Jose Kazadi led the Bulldogs on defense, compiling 8 total tackles. Kazadi also led the Bulldogs in receiving yards, where he got 39 receiving yards on one reception, on which he scored a touchdown.

#2 John Law also had an astounding performance for the Dawgs on defense. He had 5 total tackles and 3.0 tackles for a loss.

#81 placekicker Ryan O’Hara went 5-5 on point-after attempts in the game and #66 Sam Turley had one fumble recovery.

The game was tight throughout all four quarters and it was unclear who would win going into the final minutes.

#23 defensive back Kaylib Nelson came up big for the Bulldogs with a game-winning interception in the fourth quarter. Dunbar won the game 41-34.

While the Dawgs didn’t win this district championship as much as when they won last year, this year’s team will look to defend their region championship title from last year against Madison Central

This marks the second year in a row that the Bulldogs have brought a district championship trophy back to 1600 Man o’ War Boulevard.

With this win, the Bulldogs will have won 6 of their last 7 games and seem to be playing their best football right now.

This was also the second time that the Bulldogs have beaten the Commodores this year. Dunbar had previously beaten Tates Creek 35-26 on Oct. 7.

The Bulldogs will look to carry the momentum from this win into the Region 4 championship game against Madison Central on their campus on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

The two teams played each other earlier in the season, where Madison Central came out on top by a score of 34-24.