Cougar Teams Drop Conference Games

Thursday, October 19, 2017

It was another tough week for Rector Cougar football fans, as the boys in blue dropped conference games.

Last Thursday the junior high squad hosted Marked Tree, and despite a late comback, fell by a final of 16-14.

The Indians got on the board first on a 56 yard touchdown run in the first quarter, but the Cougars answered with a score of their own in the second. Prior to halftime, Marked Tree added one more tally as they took a 16-8 lead into the locker room at the break.

The Cougars held their hosts scoreless in the second half, and added another touchdown—although the two point conversion attempt was no good and the final score was set.

Landon McClung scored one of the junior Cougar touchdowns, as the carried the ball 18 times for 60 yards. Meanwhile, Chris Hufty had 57 yards on 10 carries, and the other Rector touchdown. Hufty also had a fumble recovery while playing defense. Rounding out the offensive stats was John Ford Hendrix with 47 yards on 15 carries.

Leading the defense on the night was Logan Emerline with four tackles while Manuel Lamar had three to his credit.

The junior Cougars will wrap-up their season this Thursday evening at Temerian Field as they host the Midland Mustangs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

Friday night the senior squad made the trip to Cherry Valley and came up on the short end of a 50-6 decision to Cross County. This week they'll observe senior night with a home contest with East Poinsett County. They're slated to close out the season with two road contests, at Marked Tree and at Midland, in weeks nine and 10.

In other conference action last Friday, Earle pounded Midland 64-0 and EPC got by Salem 26-20.

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