Cougars defeat Ringgold, 49-0
Photo by Darrell James
November 03, 2013
Wide receiver Chase Murphy is one of the hardest working players on the Cedar Creek Cougars’ football team head coach Ben Haddox said.
Early in the second quarter in Friday’s game, a play was called to throw Murphy the ball for a 16-yard touchdown.
It was his only touchdown for the senior in his final Homecoming football game of his four year Cedar Creek career.
“Mark (Van) threw a great pass and I just jumped up and caught it,” Murphy said. “It was exciting.”
The Cougars showed why they are one of the best teams in 1A Louisiana football, beating the Redskins of Ringgold, 49-0.
Murphy was not the only player senior quarterback Van targeted. Van impressed fans with his throwing ability more than his running ability, throwing for 11 completions out of 16 passes for 141 yards and three touchdowns.
He threw to his favorite receiver, senior Jordan Williams, six times for 69 yards and two touchdowns.
Haddox said the team played well even with the Homecoming distractions, and played with a lot of emotion for the seniors final Homecoming.
“It was a tough week for the seniors,” Haddox said. “I told them before the game there were a lot of fans and myself who feel extremely fortunate for them to wear gold and green.”
Since it was Homecoming, the Cougars came out in their alternate jerseys wearing a gold jersey rather than a green one.
All of the players wore it proudly, and for seniors like wide receiver Shiloh Perry, offensive lineman Garland Pipes, Murphy, Van and Williams, it was good to get a victory.
However, even after their victory, the Cougars were hit with the injury bug.
After scoring one touch- down, sophomore running back Donald “Boogie”
Jenkins came out of the game, and was in a boot for the second half.
Also, sophomore offensive lineman Caleb Nolte was helped off the field and sat on the bench with his leg elevated for the rest of the game.
“It was a cautionary thing when we sat them out,” Haddox said. “We’ll know more come (today.)”
Heading into their final match up against Arcadia, the Cougars are one step closer to playoffs, but Haddox and his Cougars are not over-looking them.
“We have to be able to finish this,” he said. “Arcadia is a good football team. They may have two to three wins, but they’re impressive two to three wins.”
The Cougars will be practicing on a short week schedule. They play Arcadia at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Cedar Creek.