Football: Dexter’s tough SEC road features Tecumseh this week

One thing is certain – and it doesn’t matter who is coaching, how cool the helmets look like or what the roster is made up – the SEC White Division is a tough football conference and each week is another tough football game.

After facing perennial state power Chelsea last week, the Dexter football team faces another formidable foe in Tecumseh. The Indians have always been a run it right at you behind a huge offensive line team and the Dreadnaughts are going to have to stop them, if they want to beat them.

Tecumseh is 3-3 overall and just 2-3 in the league this season with wins over Lincoln and Adrian. They have lost to Chelsea, Ypsilanti and Pinckney, 35-10 last week.

The Indians still have a shot at the playoffs but will need to run the table. They have scored 55 points in league games while allowing 112 points.

Dexter (0-6 overall, 0-5 league) has been dealing with injuries, a first-year coaching staff, lack of depth, inexperience on the field and of course a tough schedule. These aren’t excuses, but facts.

The Dreads have scored 70 points in league games while allowing 238, by far the most. Lincoln is second most with 120.

Dexter is coming off a respectable 34-14 loss to the visiting Chelsea Bulldogs last week.

The Bulldogs took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on short runs before Dexter answered. A 3-yard TD run by Mason Loudermilk cut the deficit in half.

But the Bulldogs scored on a 26-yard TD pass and then again on a two-yard run to push the lead to 28-7.

Chelsea added a TD in the third quarter on a one-yard run to make it 34-7.

Luke Coogan threw a 16-yard TD pass to Andy Durand in the fourth quarter for Dexter’s other score.

Coogan finished 12 of 27 passing for 135 yards with a TD and two interceptions.

Dexter’s Joe Luallen had three carries for 52 yards including a 44-yard run.

Chelsea had 400 yards of total offense to Dexter’s 241 yards.

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