|By Gaylen Duskey|
WILLIAMSTOWN - When you're a powerhouse and the top-ranked team in your class you are expected to handle things in a rather matter-of-fact way.
When you are a small school with a small roster the loss of even one player can have an impact since that player can play various roles on the team.
Williamstown is a Class A powerhouse.
The top-ranked team in the state.
Calhoun is a small school with a small football roster.
Friday night they collided in Williamstown's homecoming game … the state's top-ranked team and a school with a small roster.
Unfortunately for the school with the small roster one of its main cogs was on the sidelines in street clothes during the game as Cory Metz was unable to play.
Having Metz probably would not have changed the winner of the contest but his presence may have made the 69-6 score a little closer since when Metz went out the Red Devils lost their leading rusher, tackler, punter and place kicker.
Essentially without Metz Calhoun was down four players.
And it showed as Williamstown held Calhoun to minus 38yards rushing, returned two punts for touchdowns, had two short punts - Calhoun averaged 20.6 yard on six punts - give Williamstown great field position and had one more punt bounce off a Red Devil lineman to be recovered by the Yellowjackets at the CHS one.
Williamstown took a 28-0 first quarter lead and was on top 42-6 at halftime with Calhoun getting on the board with a 16-yard pass from Logan Moore to Nathan Cosgrove give the Red Devils some points.
Calhoun, now 1-4, did display a good aerial attack with Moore hitting on 14 of 38 for 189 yards. Cosgrove was the main target with nine receptions for 119 yards. Austin Satterfield added 49 more yards on two catches.
Williamstown, now 5-0, is at St. Marys this coming Friday while Calhoun will try to right its ship on the road at South Harrison.