Three Douglas turnovers and some costly penalties proved to be the difference in a 16-14 loss to Sweet Home during a second-round 4A football state playoff game Saturday afternoon at Finlay Field in Roseburg.

On their opening offensive possession of the game, the Trojans (10-1) had two touchdowns called back due to penalties. A 36 yard touchdown pass to Sky Woods was nullified because of an illegal chop block and Jered Stoffal's TD run was wiped away on a hold.

The Huskies (9-3) broke open a scoreless game on an 11 yard touchdown scamper by tailback Brock Cota. The score was set up by a fumbled punt return that was recovered at the Douglas 36 yard line.

Sweet Home held a 9-0 halftime lead before the Trojans finally got on the scoreboard. Late in the third quarter, quarterback Paul Polamalu found David Guthrie wide open in the endzone for a 20 yard touchdown pass. Ricky Cortez would add the two-point conversion and make it a 9-8 game.

Both teams would add another score, but Douglas failed on a two-point conversion that would have tied the game at 16.

With less than three minutes remaining in the game, the Trojans had one final attempt to drive down for the winning score. However, Douglas's chances were dashed when Polamalu threw an interception deep inside Sweet Home territory.