(08/29/2011)
By Gaylen Duskey
realfang@citlink.net

Last year Calhoun Middle School's football team suffered a ton of injuries and had to play a bunch of young players en route to a winless season.

Saturday coach Rex Yoak got to see just how much those young players have grown up as the Red Devils posted a 5-3 (touchdown) victory over Walton in the Clay Middle School Quad Scrimmage.

In the other scrimmage Clay played Spencer Middle School. The scrimmage was broken into three sections.

Calhoun's varsity team beat Walton's varsity team 2-0 in the first section. In the second the teams tied 1-1. They tied in the third 2-2 as Calhoun's reserves played a combination of Walton's reserves and varsity since the Tigers did not have enough players to field a true reserve team.

Seth Moore and John Taylor had touchdowns in the first 20-minute scrimmage.

Moore scored on a five-yard run capping a long drive while Taylor galloped in from 62 yards away to cap a quick hitting drive.

Walton's offense never threatened in the first period.

The Tigers got on the board first in the second scrimmage and appeared ready to throw a shutout at the Red Devils until Casey Ritchie hit Taylor with a 35-yard scoring pass with less than :05 remaining on the clock.

In the final scrimmage Walton had to use several varsity players and they scored twice against the Calhoun reserves only to be matched score for score.

First sixth grade quarterback Caden Hicks broke free to tally a 25-yard touchdown run the Ethyn Miller had a 40 yard run.

Calhoun starts play for keeps Thursday night when it entertains Doddridge County. Game time at Mount Zion is 6:30 p.m.

The schedule

Sept. 1 Doddridge
Sept. 8 Spencer
Sept. 15 Gilmer
Sept. 22 at Ritchie
Sept. 29 at Braxton
Oct. 6 Clay
Oct. 13 at Wirt
Oct. 20 at Walton


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