Jeremy S. Lanthorn
It had been 510 days since the final whistle blew October 26th to close out the 2019 season for the Sherman/Condon Devil Dogs. 510 days with no high school football played in Moro. That all came to an end tonight when Dayville/Monument came to town. Tonight, was all about the Devil Dogs. They started the game with a perfectly placed onside kick from Will James which they recovered, and quickly translated that into a 10-yard Kole Martin rushing touchdown.
The Devil Dogs again called on James for a second onside kick and recovered it as well. Following a turnover on downs it was time for the Devil Dogs to play defense: they didn’t disappoint. Dayville/Monument was held to five yards of total offense in the first quarter, 64 total yards in the half. The Devil Dogs held their opponents to 77 rushing yards and only allowed them to complete four passes on 19 attempts (122 receiving yards).
The Devil Dogs offense was again prolific. Eduardo Rubio was under center and according to head coach Kyle Blagg: “He really stepped up this week in his first game under center full time.” On top of the usual heavy hitters Kole Martin and Braden Carnine, the devil dogs also saw contributions from a trio of Freshmen, Talon Dark, Luke Fritts, and Casey Nelson. The final score tonight was 39-7.
Tonight, the voice of the Devil Dogs was Scott Peters, his brother Bryan Peters had served as the home announcer for countless seasons. On January 31st of this year Husky nation lost Bryan. He will be greatly missed and remembered fondly for his love of this community.
Kole Martin (So.): 16 carries for 99 yards—2 td, 76 yards passing (3-3) 1td; Braden Carnine (Jr.): 14 carries for 120 yards—2 td, 2 receptions for 62 yards, 1 td; Luke Fritts (Fr.): 1 carry for 4 yards, 2 receptions for 21 yards, 1 td; Talon Dark (Fr.): 5 carries for 20 yards, 1 reception for 27 yards; Casey Nelson (Fr.): 5 carries for 21 yards; Eduardo Rubio (So.) 2 completions in 2 attempts, 34 yards.