Volunteers hold off Cougars 32-24

Published 9:09 pm Saturday, October 24, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
An early offensive assault by the Monroe Academy Volunteers proved to be too much for the Cougars of Canoe to handle as Escambia Academy was beaten 32-24 Friday night in Monroeville.
The Cougars (6-4, 5-2) started the game sluggish and were unable to capitalize early as the Volunteers jumped out to a 22-0 lead.
Late in the second quarter the Cougars were able to punch in two scores as they ran the ball into the end zone and kicked a field goal to go into halftime down 22-9.
In the second half, the Cougars showed that they do play better in the second part of a game by outscoring the Volunteers 15-10 in the third and fourth quarters to pull within eight points of their rival.
With the final buzzer and the Cougars defeated 32-24 they remain in the No. 3 seed for the AISA playoffs.
Next week, the Cougars travel north to take on Bessemer Academy. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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