Head coach Nick Nehring said one negative attribute was evident in the game, and that’s turnovers.
“We had some mistakes that caught up with us,” Nehring said. “We had a couple of fumbles in the first half.”
The game started with quarterback Matt Brown scoring on a 2-yard run in the first quarter to go up 6-0.
After that, Crossepointe’s athleticism and quickness came into play, especially at the start of the second half when Lafayette Christian tried an onside kick to start play and the Cavaliers returned it for a touchdown.
“That wasn’t the best way to start the second half,” Nehring quipped. “They were a quality team. They made some plays late and that was the ball game.”
Sean McClendon scored in the fourth quarter on a 4-yard run and Riley Jordan had a sack in the Crossepointe endzone for a safety to give the Cougars their other points.
But the Cougars couldn’t close the gap. On the Cougars’ last possession, Brown throw a long pass that was intercepted., and Crossepointe was on the march when time expired.
The Cougars, now 4-2 on the season, will travel for a 7:30 game next Friday when they play Westside Baptist Academy in Warner Robins.