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CHS Loses To Catholic, 14-0
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The CHS varsity football team suffered its first loss of the season, 14-0, against Parkersburg Catholic last Saturday night.

Two touchdowns by the Crusaders in the first quarter were all the host team needed, as the Calhoun offense could not penetrate the end zone.

All of the first quarter was played on the Red Devils half of the field.

Catholic recovered its own onside kick at the CHS 41 to open the game, but the Calhoun defense forced a punt from the 45.

The Red Devils picked up a first down at their own 23, but on second down, PC recovered a fumble at the 30.

Five rushing plays set up the Crusaders’ first score from the three. A successful kick put the team up 7-0 with 4:43 left in the first period.

Calhoun fell on the ensuing kickoff at its 19, but a second down pass completion resulted in another fumble recovery for Catholic at the 16.

A gain of one yard was followed by a 10-yard penalty, leaving the football at the 25 from where PC scored again. The successful PAT, the last point of the game, came with 2:55 remaining in the first quarter.

Calhoun returned the next kickoff to its own 20 and began a 16-play drive that took almost nine minutes off the clock.

A 21-yard pick up by quarterback Zach Moore and 11 yards by Jeremy Conley helped CHS move into Catholic territory on the first play of the second period.

Highlighted by a 13-yard pass completion to Daniel Slider, Calhoun moved to a 1st-and-goal at the seven. Randy Fluharty netted a yard on two carries and two incompletions ended the threat at the six.

The Red Devils made it to the PC eight with 11 seconds left until halftime, but could not produce a score.

A pair of 40-yard field goal misses by Catholic was as close as either team came to scoring until halfway through the fourth quarter.

A 32-yard gain by Fluharty helped move the team to the 16, but a third down pass was inter-cepted in the end zone.

Neither team threatened again as the Crusaders dropped Calhoun (3-1) to an 11th place ranking in Class A, while PC (2-1) moved up to 13th.

Randy Fluharty led the CHS offense with 94 yards on 21 carries.

Fluharty and Jeremy Conley had 10 tackles each for the Red Devils, followed by Tim Sutro with eight. Aaron Yoak recovered a fumble and Christian Cottrell recorded a quarterback sack.

Calhoun will host No. 1 ranked Williamstown (3-0) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Calhoun        0   0   0   0--  0

Park. Catholic 14   0   0   0--14

PC--Tommy Brunoni, 3 run

         (Gino DeMaio kick), 4:43

PC--Brunoni, 25 run

                   (DeMaio kick), 2:55

 

TEAM STATISTICS

Calhoun                               Catholic

13                    First Downs               7

44-187       Rushes-Yardage        28-100

35               Passing Yardage           55

4-12-1            PC-PA-Int.            5-10-0

-2               Return Yardage           350

3-28.0           Punts-Avg.             4-30.0

4-2             Fumbles-Lost              2-1

7-53         Penalties-Yards           3-30

 

OFFENSE

Calhoun rushing -- Randy Fluharty 21-94, Jeremy Conley 10-40, Zach Moore 11-33, Roman Rader 2-20. Total 44-187.

Calhoun passing -- Zach Moore 4-12-1, 35 yds.

Calhoun receiving -- Danny Slider 3-28, Randy Fluharty 1-7.

 

DEFENSE

Calhoun tackles (solos-assists-total) -- Randy Fluharty 6-4-10, Jeremy Conley 6-4-10, Tim Sutro 4-4-8, Danny Slider 3-3-6, Nick Stevens 2-4-6, Aaron Yoak 3-2-5, Sean Gungle 1-4-5, Jacob Haught 1-4-5, Ray Phillips 3-0-3, Roman Rader 2-1-3, Preston Milan 1-2-3, Chris Mace 0-3-3, Zach Moore 2-0-2. Total 34-35-69.

    Interception -- None.

Fumble recovery -- Aaron Yoak.

Sack -- Christian Cottrell.

 

2008 CALHOUN VARSITY
FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

 

 Calhoun 56  Gilmer County 6  ....  W

 

 Calhoun 37   Ritchie 25  .... W

 Calhoun 41  Doddridge 14  W

 Calhoun   0  Catholic 14 ..  L

 

 

September

26  Williamstown .....  Home

October

  3  South Harrison ...  Home

..............       (Homecoming)

10  Open

17  Roane County .....  Home

24  Wirt County ........  Away

31  Braxton County ..  Home

...............       (Senior Night)

 

November

  7  St. Marys ............  Away

Games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted

2008 Calhoun Junior Varsity

 
Football Schedule

September

 Calhoun 62  Gilmer 0        W

Calhoun 50  Ritchie 0        W

15  Doddridge County  A  6:00

22  Park. Catholic ...  H  6:00

29  Williamstown ...  A  6:00

October

  6  South Harrison .  A  6:00

20  Roane County ...  A  6:00

27  Wirt County .....  H  6:00

 

2008 Calhoun Middle

School Football Schedule

August

30  CWVAC West scrimmage  H  10 a.m.

September

  4  Doddridge County  A  6:30

11  Spencer .............  A  6:30

18  Gilmer County ..  A  6:30

25  Ritchie County .  H  6:30

October

  2  Braxton County  H  6:30

  9  Clay County .....  A  6:30

16  Wirt County .....  H  6:30

23  Walton .............  H  6:30

 

2008 Little Red Devil

Football and Cheerleading

Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 16, grid-o-rama with Roane and Wirt at Gilmer, noon.

August (games at 1 p.m.)

24  host Roane

September

  7  at Ritchie

14  host Williamstown

28  at Wirt

October

  5  host Ripley

12  at Gilmer

Playoffs

18  3rd seed vs. 6th at Calhoun

19  4th vs. 5th at Wirt

25  2nd vs. Oct. 18 winner

..............     at Williamstown

26  1st vs. Oct. 19 winner

..........................     at Roane

November

12  Championship at Ripley High

 

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