Blue Devils close out '12 season

slynch@mercedsunstar.comNovember 9, 2012 

Taj Brown said he feels guilty.

The Merced College sophomore tackle has lots of quality tape and a number of four-year suitors.

But despite accomplishing his individual goals, the Blue Devil football team hasn't come close to what it had hoped to do on the field.

"I just feel bad for Coach (Bob Casey)," Brown said during last week's bye week. "This was supposed to be a turning point for the program and we've never gotten it together for an entire game.

"We let him down."

With the biggest group of returning sophomores Casey has had in his short tenure, MC was thinking Golden Gate Conference crown and a bowl game entering the season. The Blue Devils started 2-2, but have lost five straight along with all their preseason hopes.

Now all they can try and do is finish the season in the win column.

The Blue Devils (0-3 GGC) will take on a West Hills (2-7, 0-3 GGC) team that has endured its own share of issues in today's season finale.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Stadium '76.

MC will try to keep its run game -- which exploded behind sophomore running back Corey Chapman -- going against a Falcons squad that is surrendering more than 200 rushing yards per game.

West Hills won the game 21-19 a year ago.

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