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Dolgeville still perfect after five games

By MIKE LEVIN

DOLGEVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - It's been a great year for Dolgeville football so far, as the Blue Devils are a perfect 5-0, including two huge wins the last two weeks.  They started strong, with a 40-0 victory against Oriskany and kept winning.

In week 4 they beat valley rival West Canada, 29-8, then last week knocked off Onondaga, 14-0 on the road.

"Our offense did eventually score, but our defense was a big part of it," said senior Michael Barnes.  "It's great to beat them. We've lost a lot of years to them and it was great to get back at them."

"After the game, you see all the coaches, they put a lot of work into it," added senior Alex Snyder.  "Short week at practice and we still accomplished our goal."

The Blue Devils have outscored their opponents 151-8 in their five games and have laid the ground work to make a run in the postseason. 

"We always in our mind, plan to be playing in a thirteenth game," said assistant coach Brian Wilcox.  "If you don't think that way, you're just kidding yourself. Are we going to, I don't know, but that's what our plan is."

But they're also still having fun, as head coach Chris Connelly can attest.

"The pressure will be on, the ball will be on the two yard line, the other team's knocking at the door and they're taking their helmet off shaking their head, like it's a practice on a tuesday afternoon," said Connolly.

The Blue Devils still have two regular season games left, starting Friday night at South Lewis.  Dolgeville will have to shut down Falcons RB Dylan Peebles, who already rushed for over 4,000 yards in his career.

"You got to know what's coming, come out ready to play, just got to go out there, be focused, make sure you stick to your keys of football," says Snyder.

Following that is the regular season finale against Mohawk, after which the Blue Devils can look ahead to the playoffs.

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