SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - What Jefferson did Friday night was the same thing it did in its seven losses this season: Turn the football over.
So, it's obviously Hedgesville's fault that the Cougars won only their second game of the season, 27-14. The Eagles simply didn't take advantage of Jefferson's errors.
"We had some turnovers, but we didn't have the turnovers at critical times," said Cougars coach Donnie Tucker. "We were able to overcome our turnovers tonight."
A prime example came in the fourth period when trailing by the eventual final score, Hedgesville (3-5) recovered a fumble at the Jefferson 19. With a first down at the 5, Eagles tailback Chad Grant ran the ball up the middle, and coughed it up near the goal line, giving the ball back to the Cougars on the 1.