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Huskies lose football opener 20-8 in muddy game at Elmira


March 10, 2021

Sweet Home opened its abbreviated football season on a wet Friday night with a 20-8 loss at Elmira.

Field conditions were an issue all night, Coach Dustin Nichol said, noting that both teams finished with three fumbles.

“The mud was not kind to us,” he said. “Our defense, obviously, gave up three scores, but the bigger Achilles heel was snaps to the quarterback and punters.”

Sweet Home had one snap go over the punter’s head, which the Falcons downed in the end zone for a safety, and another that got past the punter ended up on the 4-yard line, where the hosts finished with an ea...

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