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Fog doesn't slow West in shutout

By Staff
SLIDING IN n West Lauderdale's Todd Doolittle attempts a goal shot against Clarkdale's Jared Weir Thursday night. The Knights won, 8-0. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star.
By Richard Dark/The Meridian Star
Jan. 19, 2001
COLLINSVILLE The West Lauderdale Knights manufactured an 8-0 shutout over the Clarkdale Bulldogs in a muddy, rainy slopfest Thursday night.
The conditions took much of the skill out of a contest that was played on the Clarkdale end for much of the second half. The 9th-ranked Knights (8-0-2, 7-0 in Division IV) forged a 3-0 lead at the half.
Scoring goals for the Knights was Josh Murphy with two, Brandon Rodgers, David Jeter, Justin Daniels, Will Moseley, Kris Shaulis and Chance Keely.
Clarkdale coach Mark Taylor also praised the Knights' efforts.
In the end, it was all in fun, as both West and CHS players took turns doing bellyflops into the mud and water.
A big pride game looms for West on Saturday, as the Meridian Wildcats travel to Collinsville to take on West Lauderdale.
Clarkdale (9-4) travels to Newton County Tuesday.
Richard Dark is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail him at rdark@themeridianstar.com.