Blue Devils lose to Scott’s Branch

ORANGEBURG — The Williston-Elko Blue Devils were on their way to their first state title since 1980 in the first 43 minutes of the Class A Division II state title game on Friday.

Then came the last five minutes.

Quentin Singleton scored the Scott’s Branch Eagles two touchdowns in THOSE five minutes as the Eagles snatched the Class A D2 state title away from the Blue Devils 14-6.

My thoughts? Coach Dwayne Garrick took the words right out of my mouth:

“We stayed on the field way too much on defense.”

Exactly. The Eagles dominated the ToP war.

And the Devils also turned the ball over three times in the last six minutes, four overall.

It was a great season, but it wasn’t to be in Friday’s game.

Well, I hope that we will take it all next year.