BONIFAY — The Holmes County Blue Devils felt their third loss of the season with the Liberty County Bulldogs overcoming them in Friday’s game with a score of 47-0.
It was during the first quarter that the Bulldogs scored the majority of their points, ending the first quarter with a score of 40-0.
The first quarter was extended due to the injury of Blue Devil Stetson Edwards, who was taken away by ambulance.
During the second quarter the Blue Devils stepped up their defense and the Bulldogs scored their last touchdown for the game, ending the first half with a score of 47-0.
Blue Devils’ Head Coach Brad Johnson described the year as rebuilding.
“We’ve got three seniors and two juniors on the field,” said Johnson. “We’ve got three juniors hurt from the last game. The majority is just young and just learning to play varsity football.”
A factor against them, said Johnson, was the amount of injuries in the first few games.
“It’s been this way for the last couple of weeks,” he said. “We’ll have injuries and have to rotate players in that haven’t played. It’s hard to gain momentum when it’s like playing with a new team each time someone gets hurt.”
Johnson explained the only thing the freshmen lack is experience.
“These kids have a lot of heart and are playing hard,” he said. “They’re trying their hardest and working hard towards that goal down the road. We’ve got a ways to go but they’re making steady strides to improvement.”