Central-Coosa falls to Trinity PresbyterianPublished 12:54am Saturday, October 27, 2012
By James Hawkins/Special to The Outlook
Friday night the Cougars of Coosa Central tried to put another mark win the win column on Senior night against Trinity Presbyterian of Montgomery.
The Wildcats put an end to that early by controlling the game from the opening kickoff.
Trinity won the coin toss and elected to recieve to open the game. The Wildcats returned the opening kickoff to their own 40.
Trinity’s offense went to work eating up clock and putting points on the board.
The Wildcats scored on a 9-play, 60 yard drive taking almost 3 minutes off the clock. They scored on a 5 yard pass to the corner of the endzone.
The Coosa Central Cougars went 3 and out on their first possession and turned the ball over at midfield.
The Trinity offense scored again on a 6-play, 50 yard drive with a 2 yard run up the middle. The score was 14-0.
After taking over on their 23, Coosa looked to be putting something together after driving 32 yards, but turned the ball over at the Trinity 45 with an interception.
Then the Cougar defense stood up and forced the Wildcats to go 3 and out. The Cougar offense put together another good drive but fell short again on a fumble on fourth down after they moved the ball 53 yards on 13 plays.
Trinity went 16 yards and was forced to punt.
The Cougars were pinned inside their 10 yard line to start the next drive. The Cougars fumbled after they moved the ball 18 yards.
Trinity took over first and 10 at the Central 26 yard line. The Wildcats then scored on an 11-yard pass over the middle to make the score 21-0 at the half.
Central recieved the second half kickoff and went 3 and out. The Cougars punted from their own 12, but the punt was blocked and returned for a touchdown, bringing the score to 28-0 Wildcats.
The Cougars fumbled on their next possession. The teams traded possessions until Trinity kicked a 35 yard fieldgoal to end the third quarter.
The Cougars went 3 and out and turned the ball over to Trinity with great field position at the Central 25.
It took the Wildcats just 2 plays to score again making it 38-0. That was the final score as the Wildcats of Trinity spoiled Centrals Senior night.
Quan Benson had 49 yards on 8 carries, and Cam Bearden rushed 10 times for 30 yards. Bearden also led the defense with 12 tackles, and Birmingham had 9 tackles and 2 sacks.
Coach Bell said after the game that the team has to stay focused and play for four quarters.