Cougars run over Eagles
by Mike Peacock
Coumbus News-Ledger
September 08, 2012 02:40 AM | 1250 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
COLUMBUS — The Brookstone defense rose to the occasion and led the Cougars to a 24-6 win over Mount Paran Christian at Rex Knight Field.

The Brookstone defense kept the Eagles’ running game of Keith Johnson and Kyle Trammell in check.

And the Cougars offense unleashed Madison McCluskey.

McCluskey, who ran for 211 yards on 16 carries, had three touchdown runs Friday with the first one coming early in the second quarter.

Brookstone’s Grant Janke pounced on a Mount Paran fumble inside the Cougars 10-yard line.

McCluskey got the blocks he needed and broke free up the left sideline for a 92-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead

The Cougars used some trickery on the first play of the second half to lengthen their lead. Quarterback Duncan Fletcher hit Tim Kennedy on a comeback route, and he pitched to McCluskey to complete the hook-and-ladder play. McCluskey then ran the next 68 yards for a score just 24 seconds in to the second half.

Brookstone would add to its lead early in the fourth on a 21-yard field goal with 10:54 to play to make the score 17-0.

After the field goal, the Eagles would mount their only scoring drive of the night. Beginning on its own 32, Mount Paran rode the back of Trammell, who finished with 134 yards on 27 carries, in moving deep into Brookstone territory. The score came as Ian Berryman hit the Taylor Trammell for a 23-yard touchdown. The point-after was blocked, leaving the score 17-6.

The Cougars added an insurance score after holding the Eagles on downs inside their own 10. McCluskey ran in from nine yards on first down to make it 24-6.
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