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Dougherty snaps losing streak, beats Randolph-Clay

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty head coach Corey Joyner has said all along the wins were coming as long as the process continued.

He was right.

The Trojans rallied past Randolph-Clay, 42-36, Thursday night to snap a 12-game losing streak dating back to November 2012.

Dougherty trailed 20-6 at halftime, but scored 36 points to pick up the win. The comeback was sealed when WR Sewonjai Henderson hauled in an 81-yard touchdown pass to give the Trojans a 35-28 lead with 4:49 to play.

Joyner was glad to see his team never give up.

"[We didn't give up] in Calhoun and played a good second half. And we came back tonight and played a great second half again," Joyner says. "We just have to learn to start the game off good. We're trying to play hard. We have to manage that first half and once we manage that first half, we'll be alright."

LaDarrien Royal put the game out of reach with a late touchdown run to make it 42-28.

Joyner was not happy with his defense's final possession though, as the Red Devils drove down the field and scored a touchdown and two-point conversion with three seconds to play.

"We're happy to get the victory, but we're still improving every day," he says. "We've got to get better on defense and get some stops. Scoring 42 and giving up 36 is not a good thing."

As for Randolph-Clay, who drops to 2-1, the second half unraveled for the Red Devils.

Star LB Gary McRae was ejected from the game in the fourth quarter after stomping on the chest of a Dougherty defender after a McRae run.

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