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This year’s homecoming football game features an opponent Moffat County has never played in its homecoming week.
The Summit County Tigers will come to Craig to take on Moffat County in a non-league clash.
The Bulldogs have had their fair share of struggles lately, losing two straight games, but the Tigers have not won since a 21-7 victory over Battle Mountain in their first game of the season. Since then, the season has taken a turn for the worse as the Tigers have lost four straight, and scored just seven points in their last three games combined.
But head coach Kip Hafey insisted there is more to Summit than its record.
“They’re a lot better team than some people may think,” Hafey said. “Their quarterback is a stud. The kid is fast, he runs the ball great and he’s definitely a big weapon in their offense.”
Tigers quarterback Sean Farley has thrown for over 400 yards and run for over 200 this season. He is averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and rushed for 96 yards on just nine carries in a game against Steamboat Springs this season.
But Farley has had his struggles lately, throwing for no touchdowns and four interceptions in the team’s recent games.
Farley’s running mate in the backfield is senior Nic Berry. Berry leads the Tigers in rushing, averaging over 100 yards per game on the ground.
Markeith McDonald gives the Tigers a threat on the outside as well at wide receiver. McDonald has caught nearly half of Farley’s completions this season, and had a two-TD performance against Battle Mountain.
Hafey and the Bulldogs know who they will be keying on defensively, but Hafey said the team needs to take care of its offense and that will help even more.
“Offensively we’ve got to sustain drives,” he said. “We’ve battled with that all year. We’ve been shooting ourselves in the foot with dropped passes and fumbles. We’ve got to eliminate that and if we do those two things, we’re going to have a good night.”
Moffat County has turned the ball over in key situations in both games during its losing streak. Against Delta, the Bulldogs had six turnovers in a one-touchdown loss.
Hafey said the team has worked hard in preparation for one of its most fun games of the year.
“We have a great high school and a great community and I’m proud to be a part of it,” Hafey said. “These boys have worked hard all week and they’re going to do their best to bring a big homecoming win to everybody. Our crowds have been tremendous for us at home, but we need the biggest, loudest crowd we’ve ever had.”
Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 875-1795 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow the game coverage on Twitter at @CDP_Sports.