Tonight game is between two of the counties top teams, Damascus HS Swarming Hornets vs the Coyotes of Clarksburg HS. Damascus is set to receive and #12 La’Kye Alston returns the kick off 99 yards for the first score of the game, extra point was good setting the score at Damascus 7-0. Clarksburg Coyotes go 3 and out and have to punt, Hornets move the ball some and end up being forced to punt and give the Coyotes the ball on their 6 yard line. With 2:18 left in the 1st quarter Coyotes go 3 and out and punt, neither team is moving the ball much, Hornets punt on 4th and 8 giving the ball back on the Coyotes 13 yard line. Score at the end of the 1st quarter Hornets 7-0.
Mid way thru the 2nd quarter the Coyotes end up fumbling the ball allowing the Hornets to start from the Coyotes 35. The Hornets move towards the goal line and can not get it in, so the kick a filed goal with 6:53 left moving the score to Hornet 10-0. The Coyotes get the ball back and can’t move it again leading to another punt, with in a minute and half, the Hornets punt giving the ball back to the Coyotes at midfield, both teams defense’s are in command with 1:29 left in the 2nd quarter Clarksburg has to punt, giving Damascus the ball on their 12 yard line. Hornets take a knee to run the clock out going into halftime.
Starting the 3rd, Clarksburg can not move the ball moving again and is forced to punt, giving Damascus the ball, Clarksburg #33 Justin Parrales intercepts a pass and runs approximately 50 yards and getting close to the Hornets goal line, #18 Joe Nacci punches it in on a 5 yard run, the extra point attempt was no good, score Damascus 10-6. Hornets go 3 and out punting on 4th and 4 giving the ball to the Coyotes on their 13 yard line. The Coyotes end up fumbling and setting up the Hornets on the 16 yard line, #34 Jake Funk scores on a 5 yard run with 26 seconds left in the 3rd, Damascus 17 Clarksburg 6. Again the Coyotes are punting on a 4th down.
Damascus in the next few plays fumble giving the Coyotes the ball on their 20 yard line, with 10:52 left in the 4th. They can’t move the ball and punt, with 5:09 left Hornets are at a 4th and 15 go for it and throw an interception to Coyotes #25 Daylen Greene, on the 7 yard line, putting the Coyotes on offense and can’t move it again setting up a another punt with 4:40 left, giving the Hornets the ball on the 25 yard line. With 1:55 left in the game, Damascus #34 Jake Funk score on a 5 yard run and the extra point being good, score Damascus 24-6.
Final Score Damascus HS 24 Clarksburg HS 6
Story and Photos by Jeffrey Vogt
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