It was a twist that couldn't have been more cruel.
The Douglas High School football team got its best defensive effort of the season Friday night, only to see its normally powerful and explosive offense stymied by an inspired effort from the Manogue Miners.
Manogue recovered three fumbles, intercepted a pair of passes - returning one for a touchdown --and held Douglas to just 222 yards of total offense on its way to a commanding 37-21 win in Reno.
"They played better football than we did tonight," Douglas coach Ernie Monfiletto said. "They bracketed our outside receivers, took away some …