“We couldn’t make stops,” Salt Fork coach Brian Plotner said. “It’s been the story of our season all year. We’re just not very good defensively. Give them credit, they made the plays, and we’re just not a very good defense right now. That’s on me. We’ve got to find a way to get better. They made the plays when they had to, and that’s the difference in the game.”
One of the biggest plays for the Blue Devils came on special teams when the extra point attempt by Austin Ringis was blocked. On the Storm’s next two touchdowns, they attempted to make up the points on two-point conversions, but the tries fell short each time, leading to the three-point loss.
Salt Fork will next take on Hoopeston Area while Bismarck-Henning travels to Fithian to face Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac. But first, the Blue Devils will enjoy another tough victory that has them on top of the Vermilion Valley Conference.
“That was just so much fun,” Dodd said. “That was a great football game. Two really good teams playing until the end. Salt Fork was great all night. I think we were pretty darn good, too. Oh boy. That was just a fun night.”