Enquirer Herald

Stat sheet tells the story for Cougars

A look at the stat sheet is a true indicator of the top 10 ranked Cougars’ dominant performance on both sides of the ball in last week’s 34-19 conquest of No. 6 ranked Gaffney.

Quarterback Spencer Carroll completed 24 of 42 passes for 300 yards and four touchdowns, with two first-half interceptions. His second half pick was meaningless with the game already decided.

Mark Castle left his calling card at The Reservation with eight receptions for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Josh McCoy had six receptions for 54 yards and a score, while Lamin Yanseneh’s lone reception was a 30-yard touchdown toss from Carroll.

Junior running back Ryan Moore revived the running game with 47 yards rushing on eight carries.

Beau Nunn, Lee Wright and Chad Hill led a tenacious defensive assault.

Nunn had three solo tackles, four primary hits, two assists, a quarterback pressure, two sacks and two tackles for loss.

Wright finished with five solos, two primary hits, seven assists, an interception and two tackles for loss.

Hill made his presence felt with six solos, three assists, three passes broken up and a blocked punt.

Shamal Sanders had one of several defensive gems when he intercepted a Gaffney aerial and returned it 63 yards.