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Cougars maul Braves

10/13/11 (Thu)

Cougars maul Braves

By Don Winter
BHG News Service
There’s nothing better than lining up under the Friday night lights on homecoming, and for the Cougars of Central McLean they were going to make sure that this opportunity, on what has been a special season to this point didn’t pass them by.
Determined to show Parshall why they are ranked as the number three team in the state nine-man polls, the Cougars would feed off the energy of the crowd to strike early and often.
Running the ball at will on an overwhelmed Braves squad, the Cats clawed down the field in the first quarter, with Nick Lee finding pay dirt first from two yards out. Dylan Ruff carried the ball across the line on the conversion and the Cougars led 8-0.
Up next for the Cougar juggernaut was Aaron Morman who scored on a 24-yard scamper.
However a Matt Landen-berger pass went wide of its intended target, leaving the score at 14-0, where it sat for the rest of the quarter.
The Cougar running attack picked up right where they left off in the second quarter, with Morman again finding the end zone, this time from 30 yards out. Landenberger called his own number on the successful conversion attempt and Central McLean led 22-0.
Proving that they are not one dimensional on offense, Landenberger hit Jeremy Wirtz on a 38-yard touchdown strike. Lee plunged in for the two-point conversion and the Cougars were ahead 30-0.
Still in the second quarter and Dalton Hirschkorn would get his name in the scoring book with a touchdown run from 4 yards out. Landenberger again ran the conversion in and Central McLean led 38-0.
With time running down in the half Landenberger went to the air once more, this time hooking up with Nathan Rauhauser for a 15-yard touchdown. Tucker Fylling booted the extra point and the Cougars went into halftime with a commanding 45-0 lead.