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Devils lose to N’land, 18-7; MHS now 2-4 on gridiron

Costly turnovers spelled the difference on Friday night, as Mathews fell to Northumberland in varsity football action, 18-7. The loss dropped the Devils’ record to 2-4 overall.

Blue Devil head coach Paul White called it "a very, very sloppy game" as his players coughed up the ball numerous times in the loss to the unbeaten (5-0) Indians. North-umberland also took advantage of a couple missed tackles for their scores.

All of the scoring for both teams took place in the first half, with the lone MHS touchdown coming off a 32-yard pass from Michael Cunningham to C.J. Kelly. Ryan Morgan kicked the extra point.
Although the MHS defense gave up a couple of big plays in the first half, they clamped down in the final two quarters, holding the powerhouse Indians to only 37 yards.

Leading rushers for Mathews were Chris Davis (16 carries, 83 yards), Anthony Forrest (20 carries for 73 yards) and James Pavik (three carries, 35 yards). Cunningham completed six passes for ab...

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