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Central-Coosa falls to Leeds in region contest

Published 11:57pm Friday, October 18, 2013

The Central High School of Coosa Cougars could not find their offense Friday, as they fell 49-0 at home to the Leeds Green Wave in region play.
Richard Bell, head coach of the Central High School of Coosa Cougars (2-6, 2-4 Class 3A, Region 4), said the Cougars showed promise early, but the depth of the defending region champion Green Wave (6-2, 5-1 Class 3A, Region 4) proved to be too much to handle.
“It’s the same story. We played well in the first half to where it was 14-0 at halftime,” Bell said. “They definitely wore us down and we’ve got injuries, so we’ve got guys not used to playing. They just overwhelmed us with their depth. Give Leeds credit, they’re a very good football team.”
The Cougars will now turn their sights to their next opponent at Trinity, but Bell said the most important thing for Coosa is improving themselves as players and ultimately as a team.
“We just have to work on getting better as a team. There’s a lot of stuff we need to focus on. We can’t get too caught up on what Leeds or other teams can do, we have to get better individually and as a team,” Bell said. “We did do some good things this game, but we have to work on other things we’re not very good at right now.”
The Cougars will return to action Friday at Trinity in a region contest starting at 7 p.m., before wrapping up the season with senior night at home against Horseshoe Bend on Nov. 1.