The Moore American

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September 19, 2012

Lions fight Cats down to wire

MOORE — A win is a win. That is the best way Southmoore players could describe what happened Friday when they hosted Moore in the Battle of the Big Cats at Moore Stadium.

Even though the SaberCats came away with a 41-23 victory, the manner in which they earned it left a lot to be desired for a team with designs on making a long playoff run.

“We played good,” Southmoore’s Karltrell Henderson said. “We had some mishaps. But at the end of the day, we all pulled it together and did what we had to do.”

Henderson was one of the SaberCats who got off to a slow start. But just like the rest of the team, he exploded in the second half. After a strong talking-to by his position coach, the senior tailback ran for 191 of his 201 yards after halftime.

“My linemen just told me they were going to give me two seconds,” Henderson said. “They gave me the rush to keep going. I wasn’t going to give up on them. Big ups to my linemen.”

The win propelled Southmoore to 3-0 on the season while the Lions dropped to 0-3. But unlike the previous two contests, Moore definitely had chances to secure the victory.

Yet, that was not enough to console the Lions, who felt they gave the game away.

“It was real tough,” Moore’s Colin Webb said. “It’s the last time we will ever get to play these guys. Every game you lose is tough. Doesn’t matter what the score is.”

Southmoore’s first offensive possession of the game could not have gone more textbook. The Cats drove 61 yards down to the Lions 9-yard line. Quarterback Tre Edwards then hit tight end Jackson Stallings for the game’s first touchdown.

The Lions responded with a Trevor Hunt 37 yard field goal. But Edwards reeled off a 40-yard touchdown run on the very next possession to give the SaberCats a 14-3 lead. The senior ran for 118 yards and passed for 114 on the evening.

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