2017-09-13 / Sports

Cougar chill in 2nd half results in first loss

By Clay Maxfield
Contributing sportwriter

Carroll came into Friday night’s game at Sheridan touting a 3-0 record. The Cougars held a 13-point advantage going into the 2nd quarter but lost ground and steam afterwards as they let an early lead slip away and dropped their first game of the season in a close one, 28-27.

After taking a 13-0 lead going into the second quarter, the Cougars padded their advantage in the opening minutes of the 2nd quarter. Trey Filbrun found Devon Anderson for an 80-yard bomb to go up 20-7.

Minutes later, Sheridan matched the Cougars’ score with a long run of their own to cut the lead 6. An interception thrown by Carroll later resulted in the Blackhawks taking the first lead of the game. The Cougars did not let that stand long as Filbrun found familiar target, Trenton Brumett, for a 64- yard reception, setting the Cougars up in the red zone. Filbrun later ran it in for another Carroll score to lead Sheridan 27-21 at the end of the half. Unfortunately for Carroll fans, the magic of the Cougar offense was nowhere to be found for the remainder of the game as they went scoreless for the next two quarters, ultimately falling to the Blackhawks.

In the loss, Carroll held possession of the ball 21 minutes less than the Blackhawks and was eclipsed in total yardage, 298-190.

Filbrun threw for 190 yards in the loss while Anderson hauled in 127 yards receiving.

Carroll will play in the Lucas Oil Stadium Showcase on Saturday the 16th at 2:30 p.m. against Eastern. Tickets can be found in the Cougars athletic office until Friday at noon for $12 while tickets for ages 12 and under can be purchased for $8. Tickets also will be sold at the gate on game day for $15 each.

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