"LEAVE IT ON THE FIELD" - Says Duskey, After 21-20 Loss To Doddridge

(09/13/2003)

By Sports Editor Gaylen Duskey

WEST UNION – In football parlance the term “leave it on the field” is good when said following a game. It means you gave a great effort and did not hold back.

But while the game is going on to “leave it on the field” is not good. It means you fumbled.

Unfortunately for Calhoun too many “leaving it on the field” during the game negated a great “leaving it on the field” after the game and Doddridge County took a 21-20 Friday night.

The Red Devils fumbled the ball five times, losing four, and had a pass intercepted. Those things, added to 13 penalties for 83 yards, were enough to knock Calhoun from the unbeaten ranks.

Of course Tim Williams had something to do with things too as the Doddridge fullback had 102 yards rushing while scoring three touchdowns, including one of 64 yards. He also scored from three and one.

Calhoun had two touchdowns by Zach Houchin – from 19 yards and two yards – and one by Eric Metz.

But for all the touchdowns the difference in the game proved to be an extra point.

After Calhoun had rallied to move within a point of the Bulldogs, 21-20, at the 6:27 mark of fourth quarter it went for the win by attempting a two-point conversion. The pass fell harmlessly to the ground and Doddridge was able to keep Calhoun out of the end zone the rest of the way.

For the Red Devils Justin Price led the way with 92 yards rushing while Metz added 83 and Houchin 67.

With the win Doddridge remains unbeaten at 3-0.

Calhoun, now 2-1, will try to regroup at unbeaten Clay County, 3-0, Friday night.


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