Cougars look to slow down TrinityPublished 12:04pm Thursday, October 24, 2013
The Cougars of Central of Coosa County have quite the challenge ahead of them when they head to Montgomery to take on Class 3A No. 5 Trinity.
The Cougars will look to rebound from a 49-0 loss at the hands of Class 3A power Leeds.
However, the Trinity Wildcats will present a different look on offense.
While Leeds is primarily a running team, Trinity employs a balanced attack anchored by sophomore wideout Robert Adams.
This season, Adams has put up 622 yards receiving and six scores.
In addition to Adams, the Wildcats employ a two-quarterback system, with Griffin Slater serving as the dual-threat, and Ben Jones being the pocket passer of the two.
However, both quarterbacks are completing at least 60 percent of their passes.
As a result, the onus will be on safeties Shakerian Hayes and TyJustin Gaddis and cornerback Kyle Edwards to slow down the passing attack.
Hayes, Gaddis and Edwards have combined for six picks this season, with Edwards intercepting a team-high three passes.
Also to watch will be pass rusher Tre Royal, who has accumulated 63 stops and three sacks since fully returning from injury.
Offensively, Royal is the team’s primary passing weapon at tight end, while Rod Whetstone and Hayes will be counted on to carry the rock for CHSCC.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Presbyterian High School.