Handley running back Jerreion Williams continued his red-hot play, and Handley used a balanced offensive attack to pull away from Dora for a 56-28 win in their regular season finale.
Quarterback Cody Foster completed 9-of-12 passes for a season-high 169 yards and two touchdowns, and he ran for 59 yards and two more scores.
Williams, fresh off of a 300-yard, 2-touchdown game against Beulah, piled up 179 yards and three more touchdowns against Dora.
The final score belies how close the game was, as the two teams essentially took turns scoring and were tied 28-28 after three quarters of play.
But Handley poured in on in the fourth quarter, fueled partially by an 82-yard interception return for a touchdown by Marcellous Floyd that put Handley up 42-28.
Williams added touchdown runs of 35 and 24 yards before the game’s final horn to provide the 28-point margin of victory.
Malik Meadows caught two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown, and Spanky Watts was on the receiving end of Foster’s other touchdown, a 28-yarder that put Handley up 28-21 just before halftime.
Handley will take on defending state champion UMS-Wright in the first round of the state playoffs Friday.