Cougars 2-2 after loss
LAS VEGAS — A 78-0 loss is not what the Laughlin Cougars had in mind when they traveled to face Spring Mountain last week.
The loss puts Laughlin at 2-2 for the season with wins against Green Valley Christian and Indian Springs. They lost to Calvary Chapel last week.
“We did not play well at all,” said coach Tom Sattler. “We were very timid last Friday.”
The boys struggled from start to finish. Spring Mountain was able to get 36 points on the board in the first quarter. Another 21 in the second quarter.
Spring Mountain slowed down some in the second half, getting a touchdown in the third quarter and 14 points in the fourth quarter.
“Marcus Nolan was our stand out,” Sattler said. “He was our leading rusher with 15 yards on five carries and he was our leading tackler with five solo tackles and two assists.”
Josh Furr did have 42 kickoff return yards for the game. Defensively, he also had two solo tackles and one assist.
“It was not a very good experience for us, but we got to see things we need to work on for Lake Mead,” Sattler said.
Injuries played a factor. Sattler said the team was missing a quarterback, a running back and offensive linemen, all of whom are upper classmen.
This week Laughlin is focusing on being more aggressive in preparation of Lake Mead, said Sattler.
The last couple of games haven’t gone the way the Cougars would prefer but for the season, they aren’t too far behind.
At the end of four games this season the team has 164 passing yards on 16 attempts and four completions, averaging 41 yards per completion. They have two passing touchdowns.
Rushing is where it’s at for them. They have 115 carries with 724 yards, averaging 6.3 yards per carry. They are averaging 181 yards per game and have eight rushing touchdowns.
On special teams they have 255 yards for kickoff returns on 10 returns, averaging 25.5 yards. The longest return was for 75 yards.
There are 104 yards on four punt returns, averaging 26 yards per punt. The longest punt return was for 70 yards. The team’s total return yards is 359.
Defensively the team has four sacks with 17 yards lost. They have two interceptions with 57 interception yards, averaging 28.5 yards.
Laughlin has four defended passes and four fumble recoveries and two caused fumbles.
The Cougars will attempt to get back to winning by hosting Lake Mead, Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m.
They will travel to Las Vegas Friday, Oct. 5 to take on The Meadows. That game kicks off at 7 p.m.