Harrisburg takes advantage of Colt turnovers, cruises to early morn 41-7 win (highlight reel included) @HBGCougar_FBall @CedarCliff_AD
Written by: Billy Splain on Sunday, September 8th, 2019
The Harrisburg Cougars wanted to get back on the winning side of football after being humbled last week by Archbishop Hoban of Ohio. At the expense of the Cedar Cliff Colts, they did so in a big way. The Cougars took advantage of 5 Colt turnovers and turned in over 500 yards of offence en-route to a 41-7 win on this rare early morning game.
“That’s a very talented team over there that’s going to play a very long time this season and I’m proud of our kids effort” said Cedar Cliff head coach Colin Gillen. “I never saw anyone give up all game”.
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Following a four play drive that culminated in a 50 yard, td run by Jahmir Plant, Colt quarterback Gannon McMeans threw his first of three interceptions that morning. Donte Kent was the guilty party, getting his first of two interceptions in the game. Kent then hauled in a 46 yard pass to put the Cougars in scoring position where a few plays later Plant went in from the two making it 14-0 Cougars with 8:06 to play in the first quarter.
“Yeah, it’s extremely important to get that mojo back. We went out to Ohio and took a tough loss. It’s a good restart for us” said Cougar head coach Calvin Everett.
After exchanging several punts and a fumble, Harrisburg took advantage of another interception, this one a tipped ball hauled in by Harold O’Neal at the Cedar Cliff 16. Kiev Gregg went in from 2 yards out to cap the first half scoring at an advantage of 20-0 Cougars.
“We just have to clean up those mistakes” said Gillen. “You can’t give a team like that those opportunities. Once we get them cleaned up, we’ll be a pretty good football team.”
The second half was more of the same, with the Cougar line, led by 6-5, 325 pound D1 recruit Nate Bruce, just dominated the Colts holding stud running back Jaheim Morris to just 86 yards on 24 carries.
Donte Kent hauled in 2 td passes for 18 and 57 yards respectively and Tymek Everett-Evans had a 14 yard td run for the Cougars. Jontae Morris closed out the scoring with a 14 yard run near the end of the game for Cedar Cliff.
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