Central McLean Cougars on a roll

10/29/09 (Thu)

Central McLean Cougars on a roll
Cage the Woodchucks in playoff victory
By Mary Hefta

CMC 0 14 0 12 - 26
St. John 0 0 0 6 - 6

The Central McLean Cougars hosted the St. John Woodchucks in the second round of the nine-man play-offs in Underwood last Saturday. Although neither team was able to score in the first quarter, the Cougars took control during the second quarter. Co-head Coach Keith Sundquist praised the Cougars, “We had strong physical play on both sides of the ball by the entire Cougar football team.” He added, “That is what it takes to win playoff games.”
Senior quarterback Jordan Sundquist scored the first touchdown of the game with a three-yard quarterback keeper in the second quarter. Senior back Grant Singer completed the PAT run to lead 8-0. Singer ran 13 yards for another Cougar touchdown to end the first half 14-0.
The third quarter was a stalemate but, in the fourth quarter, sophomore quarterback Matt Landenberger put a spark back into the Cougar offense with a quarterback keeper run for 80 yards and a touchdown. In the Woodchuck’s next offensive series, Landenberger intercepted the ball on the Cougar 15-yard line and dashed into the end zone for a Cougar defensive touchdown.
St. John scored one touchdown at the end of the game on a two-yard run but the Cougars were victorious with a 26-6 play off win. The Cougars will host Towner-Granville-Upham next Saturday in Turtle Lake. If the Cougars get a victory on Halloween, Central McLean would be in the final four of North Dakota nine-man football action.