BERLIN- Decatur’s varsity football team got a small measure of closure and satisfaction for what was otherwise a difficult season with a resounding 43-6 victory over county rival Snow Hill last weekend.
Both teams entered the season finale winless, so something had to give in the annual rivalry game. For years, Decatur and Snow Hill have faced off in the regular season finale and over the years the game has been important to one or both of the teams in terms of state playoff standings.
This year, however, both teams suffered through winless seasons for a variety of reasons heading into the finale. Decatur lost a couple of key players who transferred to Baltimore schools and long-time Head Coach Bob Knox announced prior to the season opener he would be taking a leave of absence for family reasons and assistant coach Stan Griffin stepped in.
Despite the obstacles, the Seahawks were competitive all season and always played until the final whistle, despite being on the end of a few lopsided scores, which is a credit to Griffin, his coaching staff and of course the players. It wasn’t always easy, but the Seahawks can hold their heads high after a long, tough season and the 43-6 win over rival Snow Hill in the finale brought some measure of satisfaction and something to build on going forward.