TRURO - It was a sad loss Friday night for the CEC football Cougars who finished out of the playoffs.
Head coach Scott Annand said he can count on one hand how many times the Cougars didn't make the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation Football League playoffs, so it was a disappointing end to the regular season.
"It was a very athletic team," he said of the C.P. Allen Cheetahs who defeated the Cougars 51-13. "But the main thing is that the kids played hard and they didn't give up."
Receiver Kyle Scott went for 78 yards with three catches, one touchdown catch and a 46-yard run. He also had a kickoff return of 75 yards for a touchdown.
Quarterback Gab Bagnell went seven for 17 in passing for 112 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.
The Cougars have one regular season game left - they host Sir John A. Macdonald on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Finishing fifth in the season, the Cougars have a by to host a playoff game with the winner of a sixth and seventh-place game.