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Dobbins Powers Team to Playoff Win
Sometimes you just have to take one for the team. And after watching Montgomery (TX) running back Leroy Dobbins, he may know a thing or two about that. Despite an injury to his hand, which sidelined him for an entire quarter, he still was able to put this his team on his back for a 24-20 victory in Round III of the Texas Class 4A playoffs. "Montgomery has not been to the fourth round of the playoffs since like the 1960s. This win means a lot to the school and the community," Dobbins said. "I messed up my hand before halftime and during halftime they wrapped my hand up and I came back ready to play." Coming back ready is a bit of an understatement. Dobbins led the charge scoring the game-winning touchdown in the final minutes of the game. In the, the 5-foot-8, 175-pound Dobbins ran for 216 yards and had 36 receiving yards as well. Early on in the game, Montgomery was getting plenty of yards through the air and quarterback Tyler Bolfing was connecting with Devin Gasaway for a couple of scores. But the tide shifted in the second half. "The passing game was not working in the second half so we went to the run game. The offensive line did well," Dobbins, who scored the game winner said. "I know that when we came back out after the last Dawson score, I said Leroy, ‘You got to do what you got to do. On the last touchdown, the wide receivers blocked awesome. So I was able to hit the hole and get the score." Plays like this one have been going on most of the season and Dobbins has two years under his belt putting up big numbers. It is this reason that a number of schools would like to get him on their rosters. All of his offers come from FCS programs in the Southland Conference. "I have offers from McNeese, Texas State and SE Louisiana. Those are the only offers I have right now," Dobbins said. "I am also hearing some from Baylor and Texas A&M." Right now, no visits lined up and for now, none planned. The focus now is getting this Bears team to the big dance as this Montgomery team is looking to go far. And Dobbins will likely play a big role in that.
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