Cougars too much for Trojans
By Joe Joe Wright
Cordele Dispatch Contributor
CORDELE —It’s been a few weeks since I last got the chance to cover a Cougar game and I must say the boys didn’t disappoint. Though they started out sort of sluggish in the first quarter, “The Boys of Fall” turned it on in the second stanza to put the game on ice.
The Cougars on senior night easily out paced the visiting Dougherty Trojans 44-6 at the final buzzer.
Early in the 1st quarter Cougar all-state tailback Jamie Robinson busted loose on a long, twisting run that covered 77 yards, 1 foot and 9 inches and the PAT by Adam Posey was good. The score was 7-0 for the Cougars.
Dougherty shocked Crisp early by breaking a long run of its own. The run got them close and they were able to punch it in. The PAT was no good and the Cougars stood on top 7-6 for about 10 minutes. In the 2nd quarter Tubby Spivey broke loose for 26 yards to score and the Cougars jumped out to a 14-6 lead. Next up in the scoring department was Adam Posey booting a 37 yard field goal to extend Crisp lead to 17-6.
Well, just when you thought the scoring was over and your headed to halftime “sweet legs” Robinson toted another pigskin into the promise land and the PAT again was good pushing the game out of reach for Dougherty.
Now, the clock hovered around 1 minute to play in the half and it appeared everyone would be trotting off the field for halftime. Oh but no! Dougherty turned the ball over on downs to the Cougars with a minute to go at around the 45-yard line. That of course was way too much time and the Cougars moved quickly down the field to cap off this series with a 16 yard pass from Neno Felton to Quay Walker, this time the PAT failed but Crisp had a 30-6 lead headed into halftime.
The Cougar halftime show was awesome as is usual and earlier before the game Crisp County observed Senior Night festivities. Close to 80 seniors representing numerous sports and extra curricular activities marched across the field and were recognized.
When the Cougars got the ball in the second half Myles Napier hit Tubby Spivey on a short pass that Spivey negotiated into a 47 yard ramble for a Cougar TD and the score reached a 37-6 plateau. All through the 3rd quarter Crisp kept trying to get to a running clock but Dougherty wouldn’t agree to it. Once the 4th quarter started however, it was to bad, so sad and the clock ticked. Then, late in the game Dougherty punted to “sweet legs” and that turned into a 65 yard touchdown run. With the score now 44-6 the nail had been securely banged into the coffin and the Cougars moved to 3-0 in the region and 7-1 on the year.
“I was very glad we were able to get some under class men into this game to get some experience,” said Head Coach Brad Harber. “We started off slow but as the game wore on the boys picked up the pace and and I was pleased with the effort.”
The Cougars host rival Worth County next Friday in the Den. The rams have been suffering all year and it looks as though next weeks visit to the Den maybe a mauling. It does however, afford Crisp two things one is a chance to win back to back region titles and the other is a chance to play some younger guys. It also will give crisp a number 1 seed and the opportunity to host some playoff games. See ya in the “Den” Friday. Prediction: Cougars 51 and Worth 0.