Pirates crush Cougars

Published 8:16 pm Sunday, September 21, 2008

By By Chandler Myers
A win was not any easier to come by for the Escambia Academy Cougars as they were defeated by the Pickens Academy 53-0 Friday night.
The Cougars (0-5, 0-2) have struggled all season to find any rhythm and still could not find a way to pick up a victory.
Cougars head coach Heath Gibson said Pickens was going to be hard to stop from the beginning and added that once they scored, it seemed like the Cougars had no energy left.
There were bright spots in the game for the Cougars, with some offensive players making big plays or performing well throughout the game.
Senior running back Kawetta Coon carried the football 19 times for a total of 113 yards and reeled in a 40-yard pass from senior quarterback Jeff Price.
Price finished the game with 30 rushing yards on two carries and also completed 2-of-10 passes for 50 yards.
The other completion went to receiver Nick Mills for a 10-yard gain.
Gibson said that his offense did give a strong effort, but with big guys like that on the other side of the ball, it is hard to consistently move the ball.
One reason for the sluggish performance by the Cougars could have been caused by the bus ride, according to Gibson.
Gibson said that the Pirates had all the energy from the start and used it to move wherever they wanted, whenever they wanted.
On defense, Nick Carlin led the Cougars with nine tackles in a night where any tackle helped.
Next, week the Cougars host Wilcox Academy for their homecoming game at Bachelor Field.
Gibson said the team will do what it does every week in practice and that is work to improve any way they can.
He added that it takes little improvements before big changes are able to be seen.

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