2017-10-11 / Sports

Cougars roll over host Gophers; gain 630 total yards

By Clay Maxfield
Contributing sportswriter

A 69-27 drubbing by the Cougars on Friday evening moved Carroll into a 7-1 record and left opposing team, Clinton Prairie, with a bad taste in its mouth. Twenty points in the first quarter and 22 in the 3rd helped catapult Carroll to a huge victory that had the home town Prairie team searching for answers. The Cougars totaled 630 yards for the night.

The Cougars got started quickly in the first quarter, scoring right away. The Gophers bounced back the following drive, but a 25-yard hookup between Trey Filbrun and Devon Anderson put the home team in a 13-7 advantage midway through the 1st quarter.

Before the quarter ended Filbrun put the Cougars in scoring position when he found Luke Gamel for 14- yard conversion on 4th and 12. On the following down, Filbrun rushed for a 12-yard touchdown, moving the score to 20-7 at the end of the period.

Clinton Prairie got big into the game on a pass play at the beginning of the 2nd quarter but it was all Cougars afterwards. An 18-yard passing touchdown from Filbrun to Quinton Veach followed by another long conversion from Filbrun to Trenton Brumett helped balloon Carroll’s lead to 20 going into halftime.

Carroll’s lead became insurmountable in the 3rd period as they continued to pour it on with a pick 6 by Anderson along with another interception by Anderson on the following drive that helped set up a 25-yard touchdown between Filbrun and Brumett.

The Cougars continued to pile on the scores but won with ease as they registered a final of 69-27.

Carroll was highlighted by a plethora of offensive players including Filbrun who not only threw for 258 yards and 4 touchdowns but also rushed for 124 yards with 2 rushing TDs as well. Gannon Guinn, Ayden Ayres and Jaden Harness also tallied rushing touchdowns. The Cougars receiving corps were led by Brumetts’ 106 yards and 2 TDs along with Anderson and Veach with receiving touchdowns of their own. Isaac Doerflein registered 15 tackles on defense.

Carroll Players of the Game are #55 John Lambert (overall), #2 Trenton Brumett (offensive), #19 Isaac Doerflein (defensive), and #18 Luke Gamel (special teams).

Carroll will be at Frontier onFridayfora7p.m.start. This game ends regular season.

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