Cougars fall hard on the road to Trinity PresbyterianPublished 11:22pm Friday, October 25, 2013
By Anthony Watson/Wetumpka Herald
The Central High School of Coosa County Cougars fell prey to the Trinity Presbyterian Wildcats 42-6 in Montgomery.
The Cougars (2-7, 2-6 3A Region 4) looked tough during the first several minutes of the game, driving down the field where Trinity (8-1, 7-0) ultimately forced a punting situation.
The Wildcats got just two yards on their first drive, but a Cougar punt-fumble set Trinity up for a 53-yard touchdown connection between Ben Jones and Robert Adams with 7:30 in the first quarter.
Then the waves started crashing.
“Our passing game is there, but we have to be able to run the ball and right now, we’re just not real good at it,” said Central-Coosa head coach Richard Bell. “Our passing game is coming along well with our quarterback, and Tre Royal does a great job for us. We just have to patch up our running game.”
After another Central Coosa punt, Wildcat quarterback Griffin Slater connected with Adams on a 50-yard strike to put Trinity up 14-0 in the first quarter.
The Cougars tried to keep their drive alive but punted again, resulting in another Adams touchdown.
Kicker Jake Engle split the uprights to make it a 21-0 game with 10:40 remaining in the first half.
Trinity took to the air again to chalk sevn more on the board with 7:26 in the third quarter.
Coosa had an impressive 77-yard drive that ended with a 13-yard, 4th down Andrew Hammon pass to Royal late in the third.
The 2 point conversion was no good.
After a Trinity punt, the Cougars got another shot at the end zone and drove into the Wildcat red zone, but Hammond’s pass fell into the hands of Trinity’s Drew Meany with 8:00 left in the ball game.
After that, it was all over.
Hunter Johnson ran in a one-yard touchdown with 3:30 left in the game to solidify the score at 42-6.
Royal was both an offensive and defensive standout for the Cougars. He recorded 10 tackles, one sack and one tackle for a loss while catching 10 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown.
Hammon was 13-for-23 for 171 yards, a touchdown and an interception while recording four tackles defensively.
Rodriquez Whetstone had 22 carries for 62 yards.
Nick Harrison recorded nine tackles defensively. The Cougars host Horseshoe Bend at home next weekend.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.