By Gaylen Duskey|
It was the Night of the Hunter Friday.
No, not the scary 1958 drama starring Robert Mitchum but the Night of the Hunter Riffle.
And this made for a bad night for Calhoun football as the Doddridge senior rushed for 195 yards, passed for 42 more, caught a pass and kicked extra points in the Bulldogs' 32-0 victory that spoiled the Red Devils Homecoming.
Riffle, who also plays basketball, baseball, runs track and wrestles for Doddridge, scored on an 89-yard touchdown run in the third quarter when the Bulldogs broke things open. That was also the quarter that Curtis James had an 83-yard run for a touchdown as the Bulldogs pulled away.
But it was Riffle's leadership heading up to the fateful third quarter that made the difference and put the Bulldogs in position to win against the Red Devils.
First he led Doddridge, 1-2, to a second period score after a long drive with Logan Gogan getting the touchdown on a two-yard run.
Then Riffle led the Bulldogs to another score as James went in from nine yards out to make it 12-0 at half.
When Riffle wasn't doing things another Hunter was - Hunter America. America score the other Bulldog touchdown on an eight-yard run in the third.
Calhoun, which has been hampered by injuries to key personnel and a large amount of inexperience, managed just 97 yards total offense and five first downs.
Nick Murphy led the Red Devils, 0-3, with 36 yards on nine carries.
Seth Moore added 13 yards, Mason Bailey eight and Case Carter one.
Passing Dylan Heiney completed three passes for 34 yards. Zack Yanero caught two for 26 yards and Soney Wilson caught one for eight.
Calhoun returns to action Friday night at Ritchie County, also 9-3.