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Cougars fighting tough battle on gridiron
The Lakewood Cougars football team fell to undefeated Granite Falls 39-7 Friday, Oct. 6 on the road.
While the host Tigers improved to 4-0 in league play and 6-0 overall the Cougars were left reeling for their first win at 0-4, 0-5.
First-year head coach Dan Teeter said the coaching staff and team are still pretty upbeat.
We still feel confident we can go out and put together three wins, Teeter said.
I think there is still an outside chance of a playoff spot.
While there are three Cascade Conference league games remaining on the schedule, Teeter said there will be a fourth game with possible playoff implications.
The opponent for the seasons 10th game is still undetermined.
One promising sign for the future of the Cougar football team is that Teeter started six sophomores against the Tigers.
A lot of the sophomores have been playing for us this year. We only have 14 juniors and seniors and so some young guys will get some playing time.
The lone score for the Cougars came on a 2-yard touchdown run from senior Danny Borisov that capped a eight play, 89-yard drive.
Borisov had six carries on the drive, including a 33-yard run before punching it in from two yards out.
Junior Marcus Harkins had a key 25-yard reception on a third down conversion.
Borisov ended the night with 12 carrries for 75 yards.
Senior TJ Regan added six carries for 25 yards.
Teeter said he and his coaching staff will continue to ask that the players give them their best in addition to keeping up their grades.
We need to make sure everyone is doing everything they can to say on top of their grades, he said. He said that the school and team does grade checks every five weeks, and it is LHS policy that if a player has any unexcused absences they are deemed ineligible for both practice and play.
At Granite Falls
Lakewood 0 0 0 7 7
Granite Falls 12 14 0 13 39
Records: Lakewood 0-4 in league, 0-5 overall.
Granite Falls: 4-0 in league, 6-0 overall.