Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jaguars Run Ends

                The Forestview Jaguars trip to the championship was short lived as they fell 35-14 to the Concord Spiders in the fourth round of the N.C. state 3A playoffs. Things started off great for the Jaguars. On their first drive, on 4th-and-32, Logan Bradley threw a pass into the end-zone that was tipped, but it ultimately landed into the arms of C.J. Bumgardner for a 36-yard touchdown reception. Colton Rouse’s extra point gave Forestview a 7-0 lead.
                But that would be the end of their fun. On Concord’s ensuing drive, Keenan Black connected with Miles Neals for a 49-yard touchdown reception. Logan Sedergren’s reception for a two-point conversion gave Concord an 8-7 lead. On Concord’s next drive, Black took it in himself for a ten-yard touchdown run. Alex Maganda’s kick made it 15-7 Concord.
                Black connected with Neil’s again for a 72-yard touchdown pass to give the Spiders a 21-7 lead. The pass for a two-point conversion failed, though. But it didn’t matter. The Spiders would then do a hook-and-latter play that resulted in another Neils touchdown. It was 28-7 at half-time.
                In the third quarter, Concord just kept on pouring it on. Keenan Black this time connected with Hamsah Nasirildeen for a 20-yard touchdown strike. Maganda’s kick gave the Spiders a dominating 35-7 lead. Forestview did get a drive going in the third quarter and was within striking distance, but Bradley was intercepted by Raquon Pemberton in the end-one. 
                 Now into the fourth quarter, the Jaguars would not quit. Bradley would connect with Mykelti Armstrong for a ten-yard reception. Rouse’s extra point cut the Spiders’ lead to 35-14. Rouse’s on-side kick was successfully recovered. But the Jaguars failed to punch another score in and Concord would melt the clock and Forestview would not get another shot as their hopes for a trip the state championship were wrecked.

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