TRURO – The Citadel Phoenix scored early and often Sunday trouncing the Cobequid Cougars 70-13 in the Turkey Bowl.
The Cougars conceited a safety on their opening drive and were down 16-0 five minutes into the one-sided contest between two previously undefeated high school football squads. CEC had trouble moving the ball during the Thanksgiving weekend classic and had no answers for the Phoenix offence.
Citadel built a 31-0 lead two minutes into the second quarter, had a 39-6 lead at the half and never looked back.
“They’re a real good football team and we have to get better in a lot of areas, some of those are on the field and some of those involve taking a look in the mirror and asking ‘what are we really here for,’ ” Cougars head coach Jason Williams told the Truro Daily News after the game.
“We’re going to take (the loss), we’re going to learn from it and, just like we do every week, we’re going to try and get better.”
The Cougars were without two of their top offensive players for the second half of the game. Quarterback Peter Millman left in the second quarter after taking a hit to the head along the sidelines. Moments later running back Jordan Lauther left with a knee injury that appeared to be sustained while tackling a Citadel defender who was trying to return a fumble for a touchdown.
The Cougars return to action Sunday, Oct. 17 when they host the Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals