Turnovers costly to Pope
by Marcel Pourtout
MDJ Sports Writer
September 28, 2013 02:53 AM | 2499 views | 5 5 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Pope’s Logan Carr heads to the end zone for a touchdown Friday night, but the Greyhounds fell on the road at Cambridge, 41-32.
Pope’s Logan Carr heads to the end zone for a touchdown Friday night, but the Greyhounds fell on the road at Cambridge, 41-32.
MILTON — Two fourth-quarter touchdowns by Cambridge gave the Bears their first win of the season as they defeated Pope 41-32.

The Greyhounds held a 32-29 lead heading to the fourth quarter, but a fumble by Mike Kemper with less than 11 minutes to play was recovered by Cambridge’s Josh Kaina. It was Pope’s sixth turnover of the game.

The Bears’ J.D. White scored on a 1-yard touchdown run 30 seconds later to give Cambridge a

35-32 advantage.

The Bears sealed the victory on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by quarterback Bryan Moore on their next possession.

Moore finished the game with 310 yards passing and two touchdowns, and he added 100 yards rushing and another score.

The Cambridge victory was only the second in the program’s short two-year history.

The other coming on a

45-13 win over North Springs last season.

“Credit to Cambridge as their kids played hard and played excited,” Pope coach Matt Kemper said. “Region play starts next week and we’re going to circle the wagons because we can’t play with that kind of effort and execution like we did (Friday).

“We can’t beat ourselves with so many turnovers.”

Cambridge jumped out to an early 12-0 lead in the first quarter with two field goals from Clayton Hammer and a 24-yard touchdown catch by Christian Johnston.

The Greyhounds came back with 26 unanswered points on two touchdown runs by Taylor Wolf, one by Logan Carr and a 70-yard touchdown catch by Carson Day, pushing the lead to 26-12.

“We moved the ball on offense and our line played solid as a whole,” Kemper said.

Defensively, Chris Harbin had a first-half interception for Pope.

Wolf finished the game with 192 yards passing, two touchdown passes and he ran for two scores in the loss.

Day had 90 total yards of offense with a one touchdown and Carr added 92 yards on the ground.

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Daddy bawl
September 30, 2013
Coaching terrible!Blocking bad, tackling worse, protecting ball ugly.Lassiter, Kell and Walton to name a few don't seem to have these problems and no daddy ball On bright side I guess is we have fewer dad coaches this year, even one is too many
SICK and Tired of It
September 29, 2013
Awful coaching performance. It used to be "they have more athletes than us" in previous loses. That was a JV team we lost to. Give me a break. We outweighed them by 100 lbs a man O-line to D-line. Why weren't we running it between the tackles? Turnovers are ridiculous. Preparation and motivation non-existent. Oh, and don't get me started on daddy ball. How many late hits until discipline is administered...

Mad about it.
September 28, 2013
Pope is the worst coached team in Cobb Co. The fundamentals are just not there.
September 28, 2013
All daddy ball. 3 fumbles
Tired of it!
September 28, 2013
Pope has proven this season that they are the worst coached team in Cobb at best. The poor kids are not coached on basic fundamentals. They can't tackle, pursue, cover, or be in the correct position. The defensive scheme never changes no matter what and adjustments are never made. Watch the Pope sideline, the coaches don't even coach the players when they come off the field. Pope had the talent to beat Cambridge by four scores. The coach and coaches should be nothing short of ashamed of themselves this year. Kemper has proven that without a load of talent his coaching skills are sub par. It is time for him to go.
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