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Cougars use big plays on defense to defeat Trojans

By Thomas Sellers Jr.

Trojans 1 Trojans 2 Trojans 3 Trojans 4 Trojans 5MEMPHIS — The Kirby Cougars seemed to get the big hits, big plays and big calls all night.

The Cougars used the positive momentum to post a 34-13 win over the Millington Trojans on the Kirby Football Field.

The visiting Trojans appeared to have the Cougars’ number in the early moments of the contest. The Millington defense sacked Kirby quarterback Keondre Reed causing a fumble in the first quarter.

The Trojans (1-5) couldn’t capitalize on the turnover missing a 37-yard field goal attempt.

Later in the first quarter Trojan standouts Jonathan Clement and Kameron Middleton tackled a Cougar ball carrier at the 2-yard line.

Once again the Trojans couldn’t take advantage of the good field position and turned over the ball on downs.

Kirby (2-3) finally broke the scoreless tie with 4 minutes and 23 seconds remaining in the half when Reed capped off a drive with an 1-yard TD run. The Cougars were ahead 7-0 at the break.

The Kirby advantage grew to 13-0 when Herb McGowan snatched down a Reed pass for a 26 yard TD.

After a Millington turnover, the Cougar offense went back on the attack from the 17-yard line. Less than a minute later Reed toss the ball to Gene Shelton for a touchdown connection to make the tally 19-0.

Just before the third quarter concluded, Millington signal caller Eldon Tyms and Trojan running back D’Monte Kemp drove their team down the field. Tyms finished Millington drive with a 5-yard touchdown run to make the score 19-6.

The Kirby Stadium scoreboard read 19-6 entering the fourth quarter. The Cougars used defense again to set up another score. After an interception, Reed found another receiver for a touchdown pass to make the score 27-6.

Finally the Kirby defense cut out the middle man and returned an interception to the end zone. Cougar defensive back Jordan Shaw did the honors of scoring the touchdown to make the score 34-6.

Millington scored the final touchdown of the night when Tyms connected with Greg Smith from 15 yards out.

Kirby moves on to play Memphis Central next Friday. The Trojans look to bounce back hosting Kingsbury for Senior Night and Homecoming at 7 p.m.

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