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KENDALLVILLE â€” The Columbia City football teamâ€™s roller coaster season fell off a cliff against Northeast Hoosier Conference foe, the East Noble Knights Friday. A week after the Eagles came within a whisker of upsetting undefeated New Haven, Columbia City ended up on the wrong end of a 79-7 shellacking by the Knights.
With the Columbia City sidelines bearing a strong resemblance to an orthopedics ward, the Eagles were forced into using several players with almost no varsity experience to fill out an injury depleted receiving corps and defensive backfield.
â€śWe didnâ€™t handle missing our injured guys very well,â€ť said Eagle Head Coach Randy Hudgins. â€śWe had to have some kids step in,â€ť said Eagle coach Randy Hudgins. â€śAnd to be fair to them we asked an awful lot of them tonight. We put them in some positions where it was hard for them to be successful.â€ť
The Eagles fall to 3-4 on the season and 2-3 in the Northeast Hoosier Conference. Columbia City returns home next Friday to face the 5-2 Carroll Chargers.View more articles in: