For Alexander Central’s football team it’s time to start a new streak. The Cougars rolled through their 1st four games of 2016 setting an assortment of team and even state records on offense. It came to a halt last Friday in the Conference opener at South Iredell. The Vikings rallied from down 21-7 in the 2nd quarter and won 55-27. The Cougars were flagged a mind numbing 20 times. Coach Carter has not let the team forget that this week.
The rallying cry all week has been, learn from it, flush it, and move on. Coach Butch Carter and his Blue and Gold will host North Iredell in a homecoming battle and while the talk of running the table is over, plenty is still on the table to take. The team knows they can still have a special season and the coaching staff is not about to let the team look past a winless Raider team.
Despite a record of 0-5 the gang from Olin features a big, physical, defense that has kept the team in every game. Among the 5 losses and 1 point loss to West Wilkes and a 2 point setback against Wilkes Central. The North Dsfense is allowing only 22 points per game in coach David Lewis’ first season as head coach. Add to that the Raider have won the last two against ACHS including a 42-28 win against a Cougar team that was injury depleted in 2015.
The kick is at 7:30. The Countdown to Cougar Kickoff goes on the air at 6:30