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Dynamic duo powers FWay

There was too much of Anthony Dotson and Andre Piper-Jordan for Jefferson (2-5) to handle on a chilly Friday night at Federal Way Memorial Stadium as Federal Way romped to a 41-12 South Puget Sound League football victory.

Dotson, a senior, scored three times with a combination of power and speed and topped the 150-yard rushing mark for the third straight game (158), while Piper-Jordan was on the receiving end of two touchdown passes as the Eagles rang up a 41-0 lead.

After quarterback Jeremy Day opened Federal Way*’s scoring with a nine-yard run, Dotson built the first-quarter lead to 14-0 with an 18-yard gallop.

Dotson*’s second touchdown came as he bulled across the goal line from a foot out on fourth down early in the second quarter. He scored again five minutes later with shifty open-field moves, running 37 yards nearly untouched and increasing the lead to 28-0. With 3:41 left in the period, the biggest drama was whether the owners of a half-dozen cars parked in a fire lane would move them in time to keep from being towed.

Then Piper-Jordan took the stage. The senior wide receiver caught a 32-yard dart from Day to send their team into halftime ahead 34-0. The duo clicked again in the third quarter on a 14-yard scoring pass.

At times, the Eagles*’ offense seemed stoppable only by the Eagles themselves. Two scoring plays were called back by penalties in the first half.

Jefferson battled. The Raiders*’ defense forced Federal Way to use four plays from the five-yard-line to get Dotson*’s second touchdown, Jeff Johnson returned a kickoff 30 yards in the first quarter, and they scored twice in the second half.

But a touchdown bid fizzled in the second quarter when Piper-Jordan picked a Jefferson pass at the goal line, negating two long runs by Kyle Jenkins that moved the Raiders to their opponents*’ 21.

The Raiders hurt themselves with turnovers. Interceptions by Piper-Jordan and Dotson and Chris Herndon*’s fumble recovery led to three Federal Way scores.

Dotson finished with 158 yards rushing, his third game in a row in which he*’s topped 150 yards.

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