CCA shuts out Rebels, 42-0
CCA head coach Roland Jones and his 6th ranked Cougars continued their march toward a possible AISA Class A state championship with a complete 42-0 shutout victory over the South Choctaw Academy Rebels (6-5) last Friday night at home.
The opening round win in the AISA Class A playoffs gives the blue cats a 10-1 overall mark on the 2009 gridiron season as they prepare to take on a tough bunch from Coosa Valley, who now stands at 8-3 after their opening round win of 27-22 over Restoration.
With Friday night’s big win over the Rebels, the Cougars used a well-balanced offense and an always ready defense to shut down the Rebels and stop any hope they might have had of upsetting the hometown Cougars.
Senior quarterback Pete King led the well-oiled offensive machine of Coach Jones’ Wing-T spread offense as he went 6 of 6 through the air for 131 yards and one touchdown from the pocket.
King’s scoring toss was a 38-yarder to sophomore wideout Austin Brown.
King also placed his name in the rushing column as he crossed the Rebel goal line twice, once from one yard out and again from 5 yards out.
Junior running back Kyle Furr amassed 40 yards on 14 carries as he, too, reached the South Choctaw end zone twice to give the cats a 35-0 advantage early in the game.
Furr’s running mate, junior Justin Thrash, closed out scoring for the game as he bolted 6 yards to pay dirt to give CCA their final margin over the Rebels, 42-0.
On offense, Nick Kilpatrick added 45 yards on 8 carries, and Austin Brown caught 3 of King’s 6 passes for 55 yards.
Brown was also true on all PAT kicks as he went 6 for 6 for the night.
CCA’s true and steady defense was led by linebacker Cody Moses, who had 13 tackles. Junior Michael D’Arville had 9 stops, and Rann Smyth had eight from his defensive spot.
Senior defensive lineman Eben King shown brightly Friday night as he had two big defensive stops and two fumble recoveries.
Rounding out the defense was junior Marino Bolling who had one interception.
This Friday night’s semi-finals’ opponent in the AISA Class A playoffs will be no stranger to the cats as they host Coosa Valley.
These two teams matched up in Week 8 of the regular season, with CCA coming out on top, 21-6.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Cougar Stadium.