Cougars win spring game

Published 7:22 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Escambia Academy Cougars won a defensive battle 7-6 in a spring game at Autauga Academy Thursday.

“I think it went pretty good considering it was a spring game,” said coach Hugh Fountain.

Autauga scored on a 60-yard run to open the game, but EA’s defense settled in during the game where the junior varsity and varsity teams each played a half.

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“Our defense was able to come back, settle down and play all right,” Fountain said. “We are getting better in that area.”

The game-winning score for the cougars came on a 40-yard pass play from Brett Gorum to Scott Brantley.

Fountain said he knew Autauga would be a good test for his team because of their previous success – “losing only three games the last two seasons,” he said –  and their size, especially up front.

“They won the championship two years ago and made the semifinals last year (in the Alabama Independent Schools’ Association),” Fountain said.

He said he was pleased with the way his team performed.

“They were big up front, but we were able to do a pretty good job blocking them,” Fountain said.

Offensively the cougars ran for 130 yards and threw for another 80, Fountain said.

Starting June 3, the Cougars will begin summer workouts with plans to attend seven-on-seven drills later in the summer.