Cougars close with loss, look ahead with hope

<p>In his final game for the Wallowa football team, senior back Dusty McDaniel (No. 6) recovers a fumble near the Cove goal line. His Cougars teammate also involved in the recovery play is No. 12, Pierce Millar.</p>

WALLOWA - A 72-32 loss to Cove concluded the Cougars' 2011 football campaign, which this year includes no postseason appearances.

Although the Cougars finished in unfamiliar, sub-.500 territory (1-4 in league, 3-5 overall), Wallowa coach Bill Robb believes his team is better situated for 2012 after battling adversity this year. Injuries to older players forced younger ones to fill in, and the experience the younger players gained should serve them well come next fall.

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