(03/11/2011)
Calhoun High School has some new football coaches.

Michael Fitzwater has been hired as the Head Varsity Coach and Scott Golinsky as the Assistant Varsity Coach.

Red Devil's head football coach Doyle Hupp announced his resignation, ending an almost two decade association with the program, with assistant coach Mike Stump also retiring after a long association with the team.

Perhaps the biggest change with the 2011 schedule is the loss of arch rival Roane County.

The Red Devils will play Buffalo on the road, replacing Roane, with the rest of the teams from the 2010 schedule remaining the same.

Ending the series between Calhoun and Roane had been discussed for a while, especially since the Raiders have more than twice as many students as the Red Devils with the numbers growing, according to sportwriter Gaylen Duskey.

The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission will re-classify its member schools in the not-too-distant future and those figures will probably show Calhoun with a shrinking enrollment and Roane with an expanding enrollment.

Currently Roane is near the top of the Class AA classification with 580 students while Calhoun is a middle-of-the-pack sized Class A school with 258.

Calhoun will open the season August 26 at home against Gilmer County.

The Red Devils will also play home against Ritchie, Parkersburg Catholic, St. Marys and Wirt and on the road at Doddridge, Williamstown, South Harrison, Buffalo and Braxton.


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