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By Carl Holcomb
The Cougars sweltered in the 90-degree weather in Capon Bridge last Wednesday, but managed to rejuvenate in the second half for a 21-6 victory over the Bobcats.
East Hardy Early Middle School went down 6-0 on a pick six on the first series, then scored 21 unanswered points starting in the third quarter.
“We had three turnovers in four possessions in the first half and that sure doesn’t help anything,” EHEMS Coach Adam Simmons remarked.
“We scored every time we had the ball and eliminated the mistakes and that’s what happened in the second half. The second half we played better, our line was getting around and our receivers were blocking. We stopped our penalties and everything worked out much better. Adjusting to the heat took some time.”
Capon Bridge’s Bobby Blomquist managed nine yards on three carries on the first possession with stops by Cougars Kollin Quarles, Austin Woodward, Dawson Price and Mason Miller which led to a punt.