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COUGARS BITE THE WILDCATS IN VALLEY THRILLER

2017 EASTCOUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

By Adam Paul

ECPREPS.COM

The Cougars of Steele Canyon traveled down to the Valley to take on the Brawley Wildcats and in temperatures that reached over triple digits had a great bus ride home with a 24-20 victory.

Steele Canyon scored first in the first quarter as Randy Jordan scored on a 10 yard run to give them a 7-0 lead. They doubled their lead when in the second quarter, DeOntae McKinney scampered for a 12-yard score and with the extra point made it 14-0.

The Wildcats didn’t go away as they cut the lead in half on a 20-yard touchdown strike. So at the half the Cougars led 14-7.

In the third quarter the Wildcats were able to pull even with the Cougars 14-14 on a 5 yard score. However the tie didn’t last as again Fishburne scored to put Steele Canyon up 21-14.

Steele Canyon in the fourth quarter extended their lead by ten points 24-14 on a 32-yard field goal by Fishburne. One again the pesky Wildcats didn’t go away and were able to drive down the field and score on a 27-yard strike but the extra point was no good.

Leading by a slim margin of 24-21 the defense for the Cougars took over and helped preserve the victory.

Overall it was a team effort for the Cougars as Fishburne finished 4 of 7 for 79 yards while the running game had 165 yards on the evening and was led by McKinney who had 93 yards on 21 carries and the score.

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