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Loggers football loses heartbreaker to archrival Concrete
The Darrington Loggers lost a 33-27 heartbreaker to Northwest league rival Concrete at home Friday, Oct. 6.
The visiting Concrete Lions scored two touchdowns and a field goal early in the game and headed into the locker room with an 18-7 halftime lead.
First-year head coach Fred Emerson said the Loggers simply didnt play very well in the first half.
Darrington came out fired up in the second half and scored 20 unanswered points to take a 27-18 lead.
Junior linebacker Mark Jones powered the way with 180 yards rushing, including a 79-yard touchdown.
Junior fullback Joe Dolph rushed for 142 yards and scored on a 11-yard touchdown for one of his two TDs.
The Lions rallied to score two TDs in the fourth quarter leaving the Loggers stunned in the end.
They scored two touchdowns and we really needed one in the fourth, Emerson said.
The Lions scored what proved to the go-ahead touchdown with 1:26 remaining and the Loggers attempted one final drive but fell short.
We had our chance and played really well. Normally when you have one kid rush for 180 yards and another for 142 you win games. We didnt play good defense in the second half.
Emerson called the game a heartbreaker.
They didnt give up for sure. The kids played well so we feel good about that.
The Loggers are 0-3 in league play and 2-4 overall, and Concrete improved to 2-1, 3-3.
Darrington hosts their second to last regulation season game Friday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. against league leader Orcas Island.
We have a tough one against Orcas this week, Emerson said. We havent won any league games so this will be a big game, but then again all of them are big. Our goal now is to have a winning season, which we are capable of.