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Springfield Cougars Tame Penncrest Lions

Written by: on Monday, September 19th, 2011. Follow Willie McGonigle on Twitter.


SPRINGFIELD: Entering their Friday night Central League contest the Springfield Cougars were looking to accomplished something it hasn’t done since the 1994 season and that’s start the season at 3-0. TheirĀ opponentĀ for the Cougars home opener was the Penncrest Lions who like the Cougars are under the direction of a first year head coach. However Rick Stroup and his Lions entered the contest looking for their first points while Tom Kline’s Cougars came in averaging a mere 35 points per game.

In the end it was more of the same has Kline’s Cougars rang up 328 rushing yards on their way to a 34-0 victory.

The Cougars struck first in the first quarter when Ryan Strain connected with Tyler Morrissey for a seven yard touchdown.

In the second the Cougars ground game showed that they could move the ball with Rob Murphy who enter the game averaging over 150 yards pergame. Murphy took it in from 37 yards out.

In the third quarter Murphy again struck this time from 19 yards out.

In the fourth quarter Cameron Durham took a jet sweep and went off to the races for a 44 yard touchdown. Later in the frame Aaron Coyne capped the scoring with his 54 yard touchdown run.

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