Calhoun Football’s Winning Streak
Opening night in Port Lavaca, Calhoun football loses by one point to West.
Since then, the Sandcrabs have not lost a game. seven straight wins, and with a 5-0 district record, Calhoun is tied for first in 15-5A Division II and has clinched a playoff spot for the first time in three years. The Sandcrabs are averaging 53 points a game in district, scoring over 40 points in each of those five district wins. Our Sean Coffey talked with head coach Richard Whitaker about making it to back to the playoffs. “It’s been a couple of years since we’ve been in the playoffs. This is a great burden off of our backs. Now we can focus on trying to clinch a homefield playoff spot and also on a district championship. With one thing behind us that can help us moving forward.” Clhoun football’s final home regular season game comes Friday night against Southside, the third place team in that district.
Maryland President Wallace Loh says the negative reaction to DJ Durkin’s return left him with no choice but let the football coach go.
“I have met with the leadership of the Student Government Association speaking on behalf of numerous student organizations; the Senate Executive Committee; Deans; department chairs; and campus leadership. The overwhelming majority of stakeholders expressed serious concerns about Coach DJ Durkin returning to the campus.
“The chair of the Board of Regents has publicly acknowledged that I had previously raised serious concerns about Coach Durkin’s return. This is not at all a reflection of my opinion of Coach Durkin as a person. However, a departure is in the best interest of the University, and this afternoon Coach Durkin was informed that the University will part ways.
“This is a difficult decision, but it is the right one for our entire University. I will devote the remaining months of my presidency to advancing the needed reforms in our Athletic Department that prioritize the safety and well-being of our student-athletes.”