November 2, 2011

Cougars lose in nail biter to North Star

By Michael Johnson, Editor

A game that could have easily gone either way will go down as the second and final loss of the 2011 season for the Central McLean Cougars. The Cougars fought hard and nearly had the win after a 24-22 score held steady through the entire second half. North Star, known for their quarterback/receiver connection, was nearly shut out by the Cougars’ defense. The Cougars’ ability to go from running to throwing was also held up against the North Star defense for much of the game. It was a questionable ending in the eyes of 27-year head coach Kevin Dockter. The Cougars made a touchdown in the last remaining minute but it was called back by officials. Dockter said he has never questioned the officials before but that game changer meant a lot to the whole team. “I was very proud of the way our team continued to battle til the very end of the game,” Dockter said.

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