Alexander Central opened their 2017 football season last Friday at home against Burns and it was a struggle for the team picked to win the Northwetern Conference. In the end, the Cougars rallied to win.
ACHS downed their visitors from Cleveland County 28-23. Alexander Central was down15-8 at the half and trailed in the fourth quarter before a long drive and score put them on top for good with 2:45 seconds remaining.
There were a number of standout performances in the game but the player that made it happen all night was our Cougar of the Week.
He passed for 118 yards and two touchdowns going 10 for 14. He rushed for 60 yards on 12 carries and two more scores. This time it’s not about numbers, it’s about Cool! He was calm, cool, and collected in that crucial late drive for the win and it seemed that his cool made his teammates relax too.
The Custom Framecrafters-B86 Cougar of the Week is Senior Quarterback Gunnar Anderson. Anderson and the Cougars play at Wilkes Central Friday night. The Countdown to Cougar Kick Off begins at 6:30 on the Radio and online.