The Calhoun High School varsity football team
qualified for the Class A football playoffs for the third time in four
years by defeating visiting Braxton, 46-13, last Friday night.
To finish in the top eight and host a home game for
the second straight year, the Red Devils must defeat the Blue Devils in
St. Marys on Friday night.
Against Braxton, Randy Fluharty continued to lead
the offense as he rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns. The junior
leads the Little Kanawha Conference with 1,748 yards and 130 points.
Fullback Jeremy Conley opened the scoring with a
38-yard run. Fluharty’s touchdowns came in the second and third quarters
and gave CHS a 26-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Although the Braxton offense rushed 25 times and
completed 12 passes through three periods, it did not penetrate the
Calhoun 40 until the last play of the third quarter.
The two teams combined for five touchdowns in the
final 12 minutes.
After the visitors scored on a 15-yard touchdown
pass, quar-terback Zach Moore tallied from seven yards out.
Calhoun defensive back Nick Stevens lined up in the
offensive backfield and scored from three yards out on his first carry
of the season to help increase the score to 40-7 with 3:49 left.
The Eagles completed three more passes on their
next series and scored a 16-yard TD.
Two plays later, CHS
reserve back Austin Moore ended the scoring with a 57-yard run and a
Conley, a senior, had his best rushing game of the
season with 92 yards on nine carries, as CHS
totaled 413 yards on 44 carries.
Leading the Red Devil defense in tackles were Tim
Sutro (14), Danny Slider (12) and Jeremy Conley (10). Darrenger Fluharty
and Sean Gungle had interceptions, Nick Stevens had a fumble recovery,
and Slider, Christian Cottrell and Chris Mace had sacks.
Calhoun finishes the regular season at St. Marys on
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
7 6 13 20--46
C--Jeremy Conley, 38 run
Moore kick), 5:50
C--Fluharty, 1 run (kick blocked),
C--Fluharty, 11 run (pass failed),
C--Fluharty, 8 run
B--Ryan Skidmore, 15 pass from
Shuman (Kyle Warner
C--Moore, 7 run (Moore kick),
C--Nick Stevens, 3 run (Moore
B--Shuman, 16 run (kick
C--Austin Moore, 57 run (run
Calhoun rushing -- Randy Fluharty
24-166, Jeremy Conley 9-92, Zach Moore 3-29, Darrenger Fluharty
5-61, Austin Moore 1-57, Nick Stevens 2-8. Total 44-413.
Calhoun passing -- Zach Moore 2-5-1,
Calhoun receiving -- Danny Slider
(solos-assists-total) -- Tim Sutro 11-3-14, Danny Slider 7-5-12,
Jeremy Conley 5-5-10, Christian Cot-trell 2-6-8, Darrenger Fluharty
6-1-7, Aaron Yoak 5-2-7, Randy Fluharty 4-2-6, Nick Stevens 3-3-6,
Caden Arnold 3-2-5, Cody Cunningham 1-4-5, Cory Metz 2-2-4, Chris
Mace 1-3-4, Sean Gungle 1-3-4, Ray Phillips 1-3-4, Dillon Mefford
1-0-1, Zach Moore 1-0-1, Tyler Bennett 0-1-1. Total 54-45-99.
Interceptions -- Sean Gungle 1-71,
Darrenger Fluharty 1-5.
Fumble recovery -- Nick Stevens.
Sacks -- Danny Slider, Christian
Cottrell, Chris Mace.
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