Isabella gets the best of home team CougarsPublished 5:32pm Tuesday, September 4, 2012
By James Hawkins, Special to the Outlook
The Central-Coosa Cougars fell behind early trailing 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The cougars started the second quarter off with a 21 yard run by QB Xavier Moon on the second play from scrimmage.
The extra point was blocked to make the score 14-6.
Just before the half Quan Benson had a four yard touchdown run with 1:25 left in the half.
Halftime score was 27-14 Isabella.
Coach Ricahrd Bell’s comments at the half: “We have to cut back on our mental errors.”
Coosa went 70 yards on the opening drive of the second half and scored a touchdown on a 40 yard pass from Moon to Javaris Whetstone.
Later in the quarter Whetstone takes a punt return 63 yards to the house.
The score at the end of the 3rd was 29-35 Isabella.
Central failed to convert on fourth and 10 from the Isabella 17 with just over five minutes left in the game. The cougars came up with 2 big stops on the following possession, the defense stopped the mustangs on third and seven with the snap on fourth being fumbled by the punter.
Coosa took over on the Isabella 21 yard line but turned the ball over on downs.
The final score was 29-43 Isabella.
Coach Bell said after the game: “It’s hard to win when you give up four touchdown plays on 3rd and 15+.”
The leading rusher for the cougars was Quan Benson with 57 yards on 13 touches.
Through the air Moon was 20-of-28 for 198 yards and 1 touchdown.
Also Justin Fuller had 10 catches for 105 yards to lead the Cougars.
Linebacker Cameron Bearden finished with 11 tackles.
Total yardage for the Cougars was 297 with 99 rushing and 198 passing.
Coosa was penalized two times for 20 yards.
The Cougars begin region play next week.