Decatur 34, Birdville 20 (August 29, 2003)
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Birdville 0 6 6 8 20
Decatur 7 7 0 20 34

How they scored:
D - Chandler Dan 1 yard run, XP
D - Jonathon Wilde 23 yard pass from Dane, XP
B - Shane Thompson 4 yad pass from Andy Braly, 2 pt. conv failed
B - Braly 1 yard run, 2 pt. conv. failed
D - Andrew McKinney 2 yard run, XP failed
D - Eddie Gonzales 1 yard run, XP
B - Jonathon Baca 2 yard run, XP
D - Dane 1 yard run, XP

  • The Star Telegram headline read: "Decatur holds off Birdville in opener"
  • Chandler Dane had a steller night going 14 of 19 for 165 yards with no interceptions
  • Big Andrew McKinney rushed 18 times for 73 yards
  • The Hawks pulled to within 14-12 late in the third quarter but lost control of the game with a fumble and an interception that set up two Decatur touchdowns
  • Richard Chang of the Eagles recovered a critical fumble
  • Jonathon Jones picked off a pass and rumbled inside the five to set up a Decatur late TD
  • Birdville had rallied within 27-20 with 4:12 to play
  • Decatur was turnover free and had only one penalty for 5 yards - remarkable for a season opener
  • Last year Decatur won the game 20-7
  • A line to the Star Telegram story while it lasts

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