Mehki Dabney accounted for 301 yards total offense and scored the game-wining two-point-conversion in the fourth quarter as King and Queen Central posted its initial gridiron win of the season, a 36-35 verdict over Page County. The contest was played Friday in Shenandoah.
Page County led 27-12 in the second quarter before the Royal Tigers began their comeback bid behind an aerial assault featuring Patricio Carcamo on the receiving end of Dabney passes.
Dabney and Carcamo teamed on a 50-yard TD strike just before intermission to cut Page’s lead to 27-20 at the break.
“I’m very proud of how our kids battled all game to pull out the win,” CHS coach Dylan DeHart said. “We had a really rough second quarter and made a lot of physical and mental errors that put us down two touchdowns.” The long touchdown pass to Patricio near the end of the first half was critical in regaining some momentum and getting back within striking distance.”
Dabney and Carcamo teamed on two second half TD passes that covered 11 and 10 yards.
Dabney finished with 11 completions for 182 yards and 119 rushing yards on 28 attempts. Carcamo caught eight balls for 154 yards and four TDs.
Jadyn Nelson led the Royal Tigers’ ground attack with 177 yards rushing on 30 attempts.
“We have had a lot of adversity early this season and each game we have had a slightly different look,” DeHart said. “We are hoping to settle in and become more consistent.”