Cougars drill Cannon Co. 48-6
By TONY STINNETT
There was no homefield advantage for Cannon County when it faced MTCS in the season opener for both teams Friday (Aug. 22) at Schwartz Field.
The Cougars (1-0) jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 48-6 thumping of the Lions (0-1). It marked the 22nd consecutive home loss for Cannon County dating back to the 2009 season.
Ethan Smith provided the only offensive highlight for Cannon County when he broke free for a 57-yard touchdown run in the second half. It was the Lions’ only score. They missed the 2-point conversion attempt.
Cannon County’s defense was exceptional for the better part of the first half.
Eldon Resko’s sack of Cougar quarterback Justin Winn to close MTCS’ first drive was a defensive highlight and seemed to set an early pace.
MTCS managed to score on its second possession to take a 6-0 lead. The 2-point try failed.
From there, Cannon County’s defense slowed the high-octane Cougar offense until a botched snap on a punt and an interception on back-to-back possessions in the second half turned the tide.
The score was 6-0 MTCS with less than seven minutes remaining in the half. Six minutes later the Cougars had turned two miscues into a 28-0 halftime lead.