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Montz-less Cougars beat Shelby to end season 10-0

GREENSBORO- With their star running back Erik Montz done for the season, the Southern Academy Cougars have to march on towards a championship without its main weapon, but thanks to the legs of three backs on Friday night, the championship dream is still alive for the Cougars.

The Cougars matched up well with the #8 ranked Shelby Academy Raiders on paper, but when they took the field, they tore the paper to shreds. The Cougars had their way with the Raiders and won the game 20-7 and finished a perfect 10-0 on the season.

The Cougars opened the scoring 7-0 with 10:19 left in the first quarter thanks to an eight-yard dash by Andrew Hoggle. Hoggle rushed 14 times on the night for a total of 60 yards and a touchdown in his effort to fill in for the loss of Montz.

The Cougars scored again with 9:56 left in the second quarter on a 30-yard pass from Wallace Drury to Thomas Langham. The Cougars took a 14-0 lead into the locker room.

The Cougars came out in the second half looking to lock up their perfect season and with nine seconds left in the third quarter the Cougars scored again on a 10 yard run by Drury to up the score 20-0. The only positive thing for the Raider fans on the night came in the fourth quarter, when the Raiders finally scored a touchdown.

The Cougars rushed for 228 yards on the night, while the Raiders rushed for 72 yards. The Raiders passed for 126 yards, while the Cougars passed for only 30 yards.

The Cougars will host the Chambers Academy Rebels in the first round of the playoffs this Friday in Greensboro.