A good week of practice led to success on the football field for the Dorchester Longhorns.

DHS won its second game of the season 43-6 over Hampton Sept. 7.

Coach Brent Zoubek said the team got off to a slow start but then got rolling in the second quarter. DHS scored on a 17-yard Tim Newlin pass to Carson Zahourek in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Cole Johnson added a 17-yard touchdown run, and Newlin found TJ Belcher for a 30-yard scoring strike with one second left in the half.

Neal Ladely and Belcher scored on 9- and 10-yard runs in the third quarter, and Belcher ended the scoring in the fourth with a 45-yard sprint.

Zoubek said the Longhorns tackled better against Hampton than they did against St. Edward the week before. DHS was able to limit Hampton’s running back to about 30 yards, as well.

“We’re gaining confidence each week,” he said. “You can see them improve and grow each week. They’re starting to believe they can do it and get better.”

He said the Longhorns are working well as a team.

“The guys have a little bounce going into the bye week,” Zoubek said. “This week is about fundamentals and making ourselves better.”

The Longhorns (2-1) are off this week and will next be in action Friday, Sept. 21, at home against Deshler.

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