|By Gaylen Duskey|
LOST CREEK - For the last two weeks Calhoun's football team has been somebody's homecoming opponent. And, for the last two weeks all the little queens and princesses have gone to the homecoming dance with smiles on their faces because their teams have won.
Last week the top-ranked Class A team in the state handed Calhoun a 69-6 homecoming beating.
Friday night unranked South Harrison put a 47-7 licking on the Red Devils to make their homecoming fans happy despite a cold drizzle that fell during the game.
Once again Calhoun was perhaps its own worst enemy and it started early.
The Red Devils took the opening kick and drove steadily and rather easily deep into Hawks' territory before fumbling it away at the 10 yard line. It was one of three fumbles Calhoun was to lose on the evening.
Following that the Hawks quickly got on the board when Jacob Stroupe broke containment and ran away from the defense for a 70 yard touchdown.
Moments later another Calhoun miscue gave the Hawks possession deep in Red Devils' territory and Jake Wilkins made them pay with a one-yard run. The missed extra point left South Harrison ahead 13-0 ad it still looked like a game.
It looked even more like one when the Red Devils took the ensuing kickoff back deep into Hawks' territory.
But once again Calhoun failed to capitalize giving the ball back to the Hawks without putting any points on the board.
And once again South Harrison made the Red Devils pay as Stroupe scored his second touchdown of the game on a 12-yard run.
Then the Red Devils caught fire and put seven on the board as Logan Moore hit Nathan Cosgrove with a 51 yard touchdown pass and Cory Metz booted the extra point to make it 21-7 with 4:21 remaining in the first half.
But the remainder of the half proved to be a nightmare for Calhoun as South Harrison scored with :56 remaining on a one-yard run by Drew Snyder to give the Hawks a three touchdown lead 27-7.
The other shoe and, essentially, the game fell seconds later after yet another Calhoun turnover when Wilkins scored his second touchdown of the game with :40 remaining. This 27 yard run made it 33-7 and changed the question from "who" was going to win the game to by "how much" were they going to win the game.
That turned out to be by 14 more points as the Hawks scored two more times in the second half - one by Snyder (his second) and another by James Swenskie - while Calhoun was blanked.
Overall South Harrison had more than 500 yards total offense with 487 coming on the ground while holding Calhoun to nine first downs and 172 total yards.
Metz led Calhoun with 91 yards rushing while Moore completed three of 10 passes for 59 yards with Cosgrove leading the way with 56 on two receptions.
Calhoun, 1-4, plays its third straight homecoming game this coming Friday night, however, it is not the visitor as St. Marys, 1-4, comes to Mount Zion for the Red Devils' homecoming.