Clark Cougar Sports


by on Oct.30, 2010, under Football

Menezes steals one

After a week off the gridiron, the Clark Cougar football team came roaring back, demolishing the Holmes Huskies 56-27 in a homecoming victory.  The win keeps the Cougars in the playoff hunt with a must-win game against O’Connor next week.

Holmes’ first possession ended early when they were stopped on a 4th and 8 attempt from the Clark 37 yd. line.  The Cougars drove to the five where Deandre Holmes scored giving the Cougars a 7-0 lead.  The Cougars’ second score came after a 4th and 2 effort by the Huskies.  On the next play, Josh Kern bullied his way for 37 yds. for a 14-0 lead.  And once again, the Huskies were stopped on a 4th down attempt.  Hunter Anderson pounded his way to the end zone giving Clark a 21-0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter.

The 2nd quarter wasn’t much better for the Huskies.  Manny Menezes picked off a Holmes pass, returning the ball for 36 yds., setting up a Kern to Ansley Benjamin 12 yd. TD reception.  The score came with 14 seconds off the clock at the start of the quarter.  The final Cougar score of the half  came when Josh Kern ran for his second TD at the 4:18 mark.  Holmes would score with :35 seconds left before the half.  The teams went to the locker room with Clark up 35-7 at the half.

Not so fast!

The Cougars next score came following the 3rd quarter kick off.  Deandre Holmes added 6 points with a 54 yd burst to make it a 42-7 lead only :39 seconds into the quarter.  Hunter Anderson waltzed into the end zone from 20 yds. out through a gaping hole provided by the offensive line, Kweku Larbie blew past the Huskies for 71 yards for a score, and Clark coaches rotated players throughout the rest of the game.

Defensively, Howlett Cohick, Menezes, and Chris Miller’s efforts, including Miller’s late interception on Holmes’ two point attempt, contributed to an overall great effort by the Coogs.

Also, Hunter Anderson had a remarkable night with 728 yds. on 4 carries (see boxscore)

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