The Cordell Blue Devils were hosts to the Hollis Tigers Friday night. Both teams were undefeated with high hopes of remaining so, but in the end there can be only one.
Hollis began the game by scoring, and scoring early. Senior Quarterback/Defensive End Gunner Ewing, #22, scored on a quick keeper with 9:09 left in the first quarter. The scoring drives continued with the help of Senior Running Back/Safety Malic Johnson, #1, for three more. At halftime, the score was Hollis 28, and the Blue Devils remained scoreless.
However, the success of the Tigers was somewhat tainted with a couple of unnecessary unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.
The second half began simular to the first, even with the Blue Devils receiving the ball for the beginning of the third quarter. the Tigers dominated with another score after the three and out from Malic Johnson.
Midway through the third, Cordell began to score with Sr. Quarterback/Defensive Back Colton Henson, # 7. The Blue Devils rally would be tarnished with missed field goals, and a fumble towards the end of the third into the fourth quarter. For both teams the running game was the main factor for success with the exception of a few passes, and defensively Cordell was not a match for Hollis’ speed.
However, the fact that the Blue Devils played four full quarters of football, and did not give up when the scores were piling up against them, is still a success – it’s a success of giving it your best against impeccable odds.
The final score from Cordell for Senior Night 2015 was Hollis 49 and Cordell 19. Hollis had seven scoring drives that resulted in touchdowns as follows:
Sr. Quarterback/Defensive End #22, Gunner Ewing (2)
Sr. Running Back/Safety #1, Malic Johnson (3)
Jr. Fullback/Line Backer #25, Kameron Coronado So. Linebacker/Quarterback #21, Roger Hernandez
Cordell had 3 scoring drives resulting in touchdowns as follows: Sr. Quarterback/Defensive Back #7, Colton Henson (2)
Freshman Quarterback #5, Drayton Maddox
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