Thursday, October 7, 2010
Cardinals ‘sloppy’ in 40-14 loss
By BARRY BURLESON
Penalties plagued Potts Camp Thursday night.
The Cardinals were flagged 19 times at Tupelo Christian and lost 40-14.
“We were sloppy to say the least,” said coach Shane Stone, who saw his squad’s record go to 3-2. “It’s a lot my fault. I take responsibility. We will go to work on correcting our mistakes.”
The Eagles, flagged just three times in the game, built a 20-0 halftime advantage.
Ron Lavigne scored on a 16-yard run, and Will Cockrell threw touchdown strikes of 41 and 30 yards to Clint McGraw and Dallas Finley, respectively. Connor Chrisman converted one extra point kick.
Tupelo Christian upped the lead to 28-0 in the third. Lavigne ran 10 yards for six points, and then Cockrell tossed to Kevin Gray for the two.
The Cardinals got on the scoreboard in the third – thanks to Jamarcus Foster’s 49-yard burst to the end zone. A try-for-two failed.
The Eagles responded with a 21-yard touchdown toss from Cockrell to Jagger Livingston. Potts Camp blocked the extra-point try.
The two teams got a touchdown apiece in the final quarter.
Javeon Allen scored on a 2-yard run for the Cardinals. Brantley Harris passed to Randy Love for the two-point conversion.
Tupelo Christian added a touchdown on Lavigne’s 3-yard carry. Chrisman made the kick.
Stone said his team lacked fire for this road trip.
“Our game the week before (versus county rival H.W. Byers) was so emotional,” Coach Stone said. “We came out flat at Tupelo Christian. We have to learn to come out and play hard every game.”
This Thursday night, Oct. 7, the Cardinals, whose home field is not ready for this season, will play a “home game” versus Houlka at Byhalia.
“We appreciate Byhalia working with us and allowing us to use their facility,” Stone said. “Coach Washington (at Byhalia) has been very supportive and helpful. He wants to do anything he can to help football in Marshall County.”
The junior high Cardinals will play the Byhalia junior high Indians at 5:30 p.m. The Potts Camp-Houlka contest will follow at about 7 p.m.
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