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Wolves blank Cougars, 41-0

By Staff, 08/24/18 9:27 PM

STAMPS – Prescott opened the 2018 football season with a 41-0 drubbing of the Lafayette County Cougars.

The Wolves got off to a slow start, only scoring once in the opening period and keeping the Cougars at bay from start to finish. As the first period was winding down, Prescott had moved from its 20 to the Cougar 15 and opened the second quarter with Ryan Johnson connecting with Cam Cox for Prescott’s second score of the night. The point after was no good, but the Wolves were up 13-0.

Prescott never looked back.

The kick was returned to the Cougar 28, but Prescott was hit with a penalty moving the ball to the 38. The extra yards didn’t matter as Jacobi Nolen picked off a pass, returning it to the Prescott 49.

Five plays later, Alex George went in from the five to put the Wolves up 19-0. The PAT was good, making the score 20-0.

The ensuing kick skittered into the end zone for a touchback, putting the ball on the 20.

The Cougars managed two yards on three plays and punted to the Wolves. The kick was muffed, but returned to the Wolf 31 with 6:30 left in the half.

It didn’t take Prescott long to make Lafayette County pay as the Wolves put six more on the board when George went in from eight yards out. The extra point made it 27-0 with 5:53 left in the second.

The kick was returned to the 21 with the Cougars mounting a drive, moving to the Prescott 30 before time ran out in the half.

The Cougars got the ball to start the second half, only to see it end up in Prescott’s hands at the Lafayette County 27. Keeping the ball on the ground the Wolves wasted no time covering the distance with Derrin Thompson scoring from the four. The PAT was wide left, but the Wolves were up 33-0 with the mercy rule looming.

Lafayette County took over at its 15 after picking up the ball near the goal line instead of letting it roll in the end zone for a touchback. Three plays saw the loss of four yards with the Cougars punting.

The boot only made it to the Lafayette County 40, setting the Wolves up in excellent field position. Five plays later Nolen scored from the seven to make it 39-0 and put the mercy rule in effect. The PAT was blocked.

Prescott substituted heavily for the remainder of the game, getting young players experience that will prove important later on. The kick was returned to the 25 where the Cougars set up shop.

It was three and punt with Prescott taking over at its 41 with 2:22 left in the third.

The Wolves ran three plays, getting to the Cougar 32 when the period ended. At the buzzer the Cougars were hit with an unsportsmanlike conduct call, moving the ball to the 14 to start the final 12 minutes.

Prescott drove to the five before turning the ball over on downs at the six.

A heavy rush on the next play saw the Cougar quarterback sacked in the end zone for a safety to make it 41-0 with 8:57 left in the game.

Prescott took over the ball at the Cougar 40 after the free kick and drove to the Lafayette County 22 as the game came to an end.

The Wolves will be at home Friday night as they entertain the Mena Bearcats. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.