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Cougars disappointed in loss

October 11, 2018

LAUGHLIN — The Cougars football team stumbled last week with a 21-8 loss to The Meadows on Oct. 5.

Malik Ksouri helped with 97 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. Diego Trujillo had 76 yards on six carries and a two-point conversion and Josh Furr had one catch for 25 yards.

Defensively, the Cougars’ Marcus Nolan had 11 solo tackles and three assists. Skylar Morgan had an interception.

The Cougars led at the end of the first quarter and kept The Meadows to six points.

The second and third quarters saw a scoring dry spell for both teams.

The Meadows figured out Laughlin’s defense in the fourth and put up 15 points and kept the Cougars out of the end zone.

“The difference in the game is we made some mistakes at crucial times and they didn’t,” said coach Tom Sattler. “From here we just learn from our mistakes so we don’t make them again in the future.”

Even though it’s almost the end of the season, the team keeps working to get better each day and improving as a team, Sattler said.

At this point of the season, Trujillo has 268 yards passing with nine completions on 27 attempts. He has three touchdowns and two interceptions for a quarterback rating of 77.4.

Ksouri has 523 yards rushing, averaging 104.6 yards per game. His longest run was for 52 yards.

Furr leads the pack in receiving yards with 265, averaging 44.2 yards per game.

For total yards, Trujillo, Ksouri and Furr take up the second, third and fourth spots respectively. Marcus Turner, of Needles, leads with 697 total yards. Trujillo has 635, Ksouri has 558 and Furr has 356 yards.

Defensively, Marcus Nolan has 38 tackles, with 31 solo tackles and seven assists.

The Cougars are 3-3 overall with a 1-2 league record in the 2A South.

Laughlin hosts Beaver Dam on Friday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.

The final two games of the season will be against league opponents. First, Laughlin will host Needles at Cougar Field on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Needles is 2-0 in the league.

As it’s the last home game of the season, the seniors will be highlighted for Senior Night.

Laughlin will head to Las Vegas to face Mountain View on Thursday, Oct. 25, for the last game of the season. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. Mountain View is 0-2 in the league.

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