Archive - Jan 16, 2013 - Sports Article
Editorâ€™s note: The following is the second of a four-part series on Columbia Cityâ€™s football team.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whatever plans the Eagles made for 2012 â€” Columbia City was brought down to Earth in a season-opening loss at the hands of its neighbors to the west, the Warsaw Tigers.
The Eagles fell by a score of 20-14 in a game where their defense gave up 323 rushing yards.
â€śI was disappointed by how we came out in that first game,â€ť said head coach Randy Hudgins. â€śBut, that game got us much more focused.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Former Whitko head coach Rob Irwin tried out his third team against Eagle head coach Chris Benedict Tuesday at Columbia City Tuesday. After taking on the Eagles with Carroll, Whitko and now Huntington North, Irwin fell just short of his first win against Benedict since 2001.
Irwinâ€™s only two wins over Columbia City as Whitkoâ€™s play-caller came in 2008 and 2009, when Benedict was coaching at Valparaiso.
Though Irwin was hoping for the win, he holds no animosity against Benedict.
Here are the sports headlines in Wednesday's Post & Mail:
Columbia City football season in review
Eagles take down Irwin, Huntington
Whitko scores TRC win
Columbia City preps for tourney with match at Carroll
Athlete of the week