October 7, 2010

Cougars suffer defeats

Cougars suffer defeats
The Central McLean Cougars suffered a pair of losses the past two weeks. The Cougars were defeated by the Richardton/Taylor/Hebron Raiders last week 32-8. This past week the Cougars were beaten by the Washburn Cardinals.
The Cougars’ playoff hopes are pretty slim. The Cougars will have to win their remaining two games, then have a couple of teams win and lose the right games.
Cougars 20-Cardinals 52
The Cardinals took the opening kickoff; then marched down the field where Brett Schreiner scored on a six-yard run at the 9:47 mark. The PAT failed.
The Cougars’ first possession started on their own 35-yard line. After a first down, the Cougars lost a fumble at their own 44-yard line.
It took the Cardinals just two plays to score. Jeff Rasmussen scored the TD on a one-yard run at the 6:20 mark of the first quarter. The PAT was a pass from Rasmussen to Schreiner.
The Cougars turned the ball over on their second possession with an interception by the Cardinals’ Rasmussen.
Rasmussen scored on a four-yard run with 3:15 remaining in the first quarter. The PAT failed the make the score 20-0 in the Cardinals favor.
Jake Ruff got the Cougars on the board at the 9:26 mark with a one-yard run. The PAT failed.
Two minutes later, the Cardinals answered with a TD. Rasmussen passed to Evan Eberle for the score; Rasmussen ran for the PAT to make the score 28-6.
The Cougars next possession started on their 45-yard line. The Cougars failed to gain a first and were forced to punt. The punt was mishandled by the Cardinals and recovered by the Cougars at the Cardinals’ 30-yard line. The Cougars marched downfield until Matt Landenberger scored on a four-yard run at the 1:58 mark of the second quarter. The PAT failed.

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