EA, Lancaster Christian to square off

Published 10:43 am Wednesday, September 2, 2015

By Andrew Garner


Executing better will be the name of the game this week as the Escambia Academy Cougars visit Lancaster Christian, Tenn. on Friday.

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Last week, the Cougars failed to score a touchdown in the second half against Autauga Academy.

EA head football coach Hugh Fountain said his team will be working on executing better.

“We’ve got to be able to throw the ball on offense,” Fountain said. “We’ve got to execute better on both sides of the ball.”

Like EA, Lancaster Christian is 0-2 on the season.

Fountain said there isn’t much to know about LC, other than that the Cougars played them last year.

“We’re kind of like everybody else,” he said. “We don’t know a lot about them.”

Fountain said even though the Cougars have lost their first two games, he still feels like he has a good bunch of players.

“We’ve had two tough opponents,” he said. “We’ve got to learn how to execute better in all areas.”

During last week’s loss, the Cougars didn’t do so well on extra points. On each of its three touchdowns scored in the first half, Escambia Academy didn’t convert the extra tries.

“Two weeks ago against Edgewood, they kept us in the game,” Fountain said about the extra points. “If you would’ve got any of those one-point or two-point conversions, we would’ve been in the ball game at the end.”

In the loss to Autauga Academy, the Cougars went ahead 12-0 when running back Kris Brown scored two of his three touchdowns in the first quarter.

Brown scored on a 1-yard rush with 9:18 left in the first, and after a fumble recovery, added his second TD more than a minute later to give the Cougars their 12-point advantage.

Brown showed his speed and athleticism on his third touchdown when he ran from side to side for a 89-yarder with 3:29 to go in the first half.

AA took its first lead of the game with 2:04 left in the third quarter when the Generals scored on a 57-yarder off the right end to make it 21-18.

AA converted two big third downs in the fourth quarter that helped the Generals tack on another TD with 2 minutes left in the game.

The Generals cut it to six with 5:12 left in the first on a 1-yard rush with 5:12 left.

Brown had a stellar night, wracking up 213 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns.