COLUMBIA CITY — Sometimes football games come down to one team being able to do just enough of what they need to win.
In the season opener at Max Gandy Athletic Field, it was the visiting Warsaw Tigers, who were able to get just enough from their workhorse running back, who handed the Columbia City Eagles a 20-14 loss Friday night.
“I think its very simple; — Warsaw did what they needed to win the game and we did not,” Columbia City Head Coach Randy Hudgins said. “Warsaw won and we lost, and its because we didn’t make the plays when we needed to make them.”
There was not a lot of mystery about the visiting Tigers game plan as Warsaw rode the legs of running back Tristan McClone almost exclusively. McClone, who scored all three Warsaw touchdowns, carried the ball 42 times for 309 yards.
The Eagles will be on the road next Friday as they travel to South Whitley to take on Whitley County rival Whitko.