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Cougars defense electrifies the crowd

Ramone Hall # 17 did a fantastic job as a first time quarterback, for the Cougars.

The Cougars opened up the game with an early turnover against Cane Bay. To the many fans, this was the worst thing that could possibly happen. But for the Cougar defense, this was just what they needed.

They came out aggressive, and on fire, not allowing Cane Bay to move the ball, and got the ball back on downs. Most of the first quarter was a defensive struggle, but with 2:54 left in the first, the Cougars got on the board. The score after one in Cougar town Colleton 6 – Cane Bay 0.

Early in the second quarter, number 66 Neilan O’Conner recovered a Cane Bay fumble. On second down, Cougar QB Ramon Hall connected with Kajuan Ferguson for a 35 yard touchdown pass. Cougars lead 14 – 0 after the two point conversion.

Then the defense got on the board. BJ Hampleton put a big hit on the Cane Bay runner causing a fumble. Dar’rell Rowes picked the ball up and scampered some 38 yards for another Cougar touchdown, which put the Cougars ahead 21 – 0.

Cane Bay was able to get something going, after a fake punt late in the second quarter that extended their drive. With 55 seconds left in the 2nd period Cane Bay got on the board, the two point conversion failed.

Halftime score, Cougars 21, Cane Bay 6.

During halftime, six former players were inducted in to the Colleton County Football Hall of Fame. Billy Saunders, Leo Robertson, Sr. , Bob Strock, P.A. Pournelle, III, Reeon and twin brother Deeon Brown. Deon is currently serving in Afghanistan and his daughter Daija Brown stood in for him.

The Band of Blue sported their new uniforms, and performed a complex yet entertaining halftime show.

Then came the second half. All in attendance were in rare form, as it appeared that the Cougars were on their way to their first victory of the season, and their first victory in Cougar Stadium. The Cougar defense continued to play hard, time after time stopping Cane Bay, The problem, the offense seemed to go to sleep, and got away from the things that were working so well in the first half. The clock showed

6:55 left in the fourth quarter, and Colleton County still up 21 – 6.

With 6:44 left the score was 21 – 12 after Cane Bay scored a touchdown.

The Cougar offense still didn’t get things going and Cane Bay went to the air time and time again. The bottom line, Cane Bay scored 20 in the last 7 minutes of the game to defeat the Cougars. The Cougars will be back in action Friday at home against Ashley Ridge. They have showed that they can score, now lets see if the can finish. Come out and support the Cougars.

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