CCA defeats Chambers 43-10

Published 1:41 am Saturday, August 31, 2013

By Jim Majors


The Crenshaw Cougars scored 21 unanswered points in the second half of its 43-10 rout of Chambers Academy Friday.

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Chambers struck first with a touchdown pass to Quadarius Tinsley, and a successful PAT, to put the Rebels up by seven with 3:22 left in the first.

CCA’s Dalton Weeks put six on the board in the second quarter.

Collin Holloway hit the end zone for a two-point conversion giving CCA an 8-7 lead.

After an exchange of possessions, Crenshaw’s Gavin McKenzie took a hand off 85 yards for a touchdown with 5:37 seconds left in the second quarter. The two-point conversion was good making the score 16-7.

CCA quarterback Trent McGough hit Hunter Weeks with 34 seconds left in the first half, putting the Cougars up 22-7.

Chambers scored a 28-yard field goal, ending the half, with the Cougars up 22-10.

To start the third quarter, Crenshaw marched down the field and McKenzie scored, putting the Cougars up 28-10 with 7:58 left in the third.

The Rebels fumbled on their next possession setting the Cougars up for a touchdown by McKenzie.

CCA’s Matthew Luster put the ball through the uprights, putting his team up 35-10.

Linebackers Colton Kelley and Josh Lewis caused another Rebels’ fumble.

McGough hit the end zone once again for the 41-10 lead.

With 4:18 left in the fourth, the Cougars got a safety to make the score 43-10.

CCA head coach Rick Jackson said it was a total team effort.

“(It took) great work and leadership to overcome their adversities,” he said. “It was a great win. (Our) conditioning program really paid off.”