Cougars take tough home loss
ROBERSONVILLE — There were no classes yesterday at South Creek High, but there was football as the Cougars of South Creek squared off against the North Pitt Panthers on Saturday after the contest was postponed on Friday due to heavy rain.
Unfortunately for the Cougars it was a one-sided affair as they were defeated 54-6 on Saturday night.
When asked how the extra day off may have affected his team South Creek coach Jeremy Jones replied, “It didn’t. They were just better than us, even if we played Friday night it wouldn’t have changed the outcome.”
It was an outcome that was seemingly decided early.
The scoring began on North Pitt’s second possession as fullback Cedric Razor scored from eight yards out to put the Panthers up early.
North Pitt proceeded to score on its next possessions to jump ahead 27-0 midway through the second quarter and then added a safety when Cougars quarterback Brandon Battle was sacked in the end zone by North Pitt’s Desmond Davis.
The next Panther drive was halted by freshman Roman Frayer, who intercepted a Christopher Perry pass at the Cougar’ 35-yard line. South Creek then drove 65 yards on six plays capped by at a 48-yard touchdown reception by Frayer that brought the score to 29-6.
Just as South Creek was beginning o get on the right track, wingback Davion Council took the ensuing kickoff back 69 yards to pay dirt. Council then added an 8-yard fumble return to put the Panthers up 42-6 at the half.
Cougar turnovers gave the Panthers great field position several times throughout the first half. Two interceptions and two fumbles kept the ball on the wrong side of the field for much of the game. The Cougars couldn’t get anything rolling in the second half either, as North Pitt put together two scoring drives to end the scoring for the night.
Near the end of the second half South Creek quarterback, Brandon Battle was injured and did not return to the game. Coach Jones said, “it was precautionary, we’re glad we got out of here tonight with everyone still standing.” With optimism he continued, “We got a few players coming back next week and we’ve got a whole week to work on it.”
South Creek will host Riverside next Friday.